BM, 2004, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; MA, 2016, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Performances: MOMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Barbican, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Wexner Center, Roulette, The Stone, Issue Project Room, Clocktower Gallery, The Mattress Factory, Fuji Rock Festival, Roskilde Festival, River to River Festival. BibliographyThe New York Times, The Wire, Pitchfork, Spin, Paper Magazine, Magic, Spex. Residencies: Summer at CIE Residency (University of Chicago), Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Composer Fellow, Jerome Foundation Residency (Roulette).

Personal Statement

Matt Mehlan is a Chicagoland native, artist, musician, and arts organizer. Based in Brooklyn for the last 10 years, Matt fronts the band Skeletons, the multimedia project Uumans, and runs the record label Shinkoyo. He co-founded the original Silent Barn art space in NYC, and worked for nine years as Production Manager at the experimental music institution Roulette, where he produced concerts, managed the archive, and made documentaries about musicians and artists for Roulette TV.

Matt has performed around the world and released music on Shinkoyo, Ghostly International, Tomlab, Crammed Discs, The Social Registry, Sockets, Altin Village and Mine, among other labels.

Current Interests

Matt's current interests are in building community-led, artist-centric, and decentralized models for the distribution, marketing, and monetization of digital music and art.


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