Princess Grace Award
Graduate Film Scholarship, 2006
California Institute of the Arts

Additional Princess Grace Grants
• 2019 Special Project Award
• 2012 Special Project Award
• 2008 Special Project Award


Miwa Matreyek is an animator, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles.

Matreyek creates live, one-of-a-kind staged performances where she interacts with her moving images as a shadow silhouette, at the cross-section of cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, hand-made and tech. Her work exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between humanity and nature.

A few past presentations include TED, MOMA, SFMOMA, Lincoln Center, Sundance New Frontier, Future of Storytelling, The Walker, Wexner, ISEA conference, Anima Mundi (Brazil) and many more.

Her solo work include Infinitely Yours (2020), This World Made Itself (2013), Myth and Infrastructure (2010), and Dreaming of Lucid Living (2007).

She is also a co-founder and core-collaborator of the interdisciplinary theater company, Cloud Eye Control, who’s work includes Half Life (2015), Under Polaris (2009), and other works.

She is a recipient of the Sherwood Award (2016), Creative Capital Award (2013), and Princess Grace Award (2007), and has taken part in residencies at MacDowell Colony and Headlands Center for the Arts.