WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES

Workshops Offered:

Matuschka is available for a variety of art workshops. Group size varies. Wide age range.

  1. Portfolio Review: group size 10-12. Matuschka will evaluate student's work in front of the class. Matuschka will point out the strengths in each work, discuss areas which may be reconsidered, restructured or improved and encourage the student to find his or her own solutions.
  2. Poster Making Workshop: Matuschka will show a variety of posters, including her award winning ones, which combine visuals with text. The class will be given an assignment to create at least one, if not two posters addressing issues that are personal, political, or of interest to them.
  3. BAGIT: open workshop for a wide age range. Matuschka will show several published books on shopping bags, including her own and encourage participants to create their own bags by using recycled and new/raw materials. This workshop may be open to all age groups and given at different times. Age ability will dictate media, i.e. sewing, printing images on bags, or gluing and pasting.
  4. Artist in Residence: Matuschka can be available in a studio workshop whereby she will create new work while interfacing with students in a creative setting, whereby they will be encouraged to present work for her review, or work alongside her. The artist may also act in an advisory capacity for one on one student exchange and serve as a mentor.
  5. Self-Portrait Workshop: group size 10-12. Focus on self-expression by putting oneself in the picture and creating a self-portrait. Art Students of mixed media are encouraged to participate. In this class, Matuschka will show a variety of works by herself and other artists and assign students a challenging expression in self-portraiture based on a specific issue in their lives.

Lectures Offered

"Beauty Out of Damage"

Type: Lecture with Visuals
Content:
The story of how Matuschka's controversial self-portrait landed on the cover of The New York Times Magazine and its powerful impact on the public all over the world.

In this presentation the artist will familiarize the audience with her work prior to illness, her influences (Frida Kahlo/Verushka/Anna Mendieta) and the difficulties she faced with censorship and rejection during the 90s.
Media Utilized: A DVD will be shown, along with projection of the artists website.
Potential AUDIENCE: Breast cancer groups, art history and art students, general public.
Group Participation is encouraged via question and answer period.

"Take Back Your Body"

Type: Lecture with Visuals, Derivative: "Take Back the Night"
Content:
A discussion of self-portraiture in art history focusing on female artists. Matuschka will talk about the political, sociological and feminist implications of both her work and of other artists using their bodies as a metaphor to address social and political issues beginning in the 70s when she arrived in NYC. Brief background on how women are portrayed throughout time leading up to the present.

This lecture can be combined with an art worship focusing on self-expression by "putting yourself in the picture" and making a self-portrait.
Media Utilized: A DVD, regular slides, and/or PowerPoint presentation.

"60 Minutes"

Type: (2) person presentation in front of audience
Content:
Opens with (DVD) then proceeds to Matuschka preferred "interview" style for presenting her story/information before an audience. This lecture proposal would involve an interviewer, such as a professor or advanced student, accompanying Matuschka on stage in a "chair to chair" sort of discussion. Interviewer will ask Matuschka questions in an informal setting, also encouraging students to participate with questions themselves. Photos will be shown, either though website projection or other means.
Potential AUDIENCE: students, general public.Group Participation is encouraged via question and answer period.

All talks can be accompanied by a DVD including television appearances and are followed by a Q & A session with open discussion.

Costs:

Price varies depending on location and sponsoring organization. The artist works in tandem with non-profits and schools when establishing price structure.

Please note: All travel, including car-fare to and from airports, airline tickets, hotel, and per diem (for food and local transport) must be paid by the sponsoring organization. This is in addition to lecture and workshop fees.

Additional terms: (non refundable) one half of established fee paid in advance upon signing contract.

contact Matuschka: matuschka@matuschka.net

List of Previous Engagements

 ART RENTALS AND LEASES
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Art Placement, Rentals & Sales

Matuschka's colorful pieces lend themselves to commercial spaces, salons, foyers, corporate headquarters, and private collections. Equally attractive and contemporary, these paintings and prints complement both private and public spaces while providing an air of welcoming hospitality. Her large canvasses and prints are suitable for individuals and companies with a cutting-edge mentality and may be rented or purchased. (Please visit The Salon.)

The artist is also available for consultation regarding design, decoration, and the placement of any artwork in your home or office. For smaller spaces and individual homes, Matuschka can work with your collection and complement your works with art from others or Matuschka's extensive inventory.

All the work on this website is available in a variety of sizes and formats for purchase. Please contact matuschka@matuschka.net for more information.

To view more samples of art that is available please visit: Berkshire Gallery, Philly Gallery, New York Prints, and the Bagit! series.

For photograph collectors: please visit: Ruins, Color Nudes.

 RESTYLING THE HOME

Restyling the Home

As a designer, Matuschka's main focus is on color and the harmonious placement and balance of objects and artifacts in a space. She stresses satisfying the senses with a stunning use of color and gorgeous interior arrangements, which provide a cozy, comfortable and warm environment reminiscent of nature.

The interior slideshow on this site is specifically Matuschka's home--once an old Victorian Dwelling ridden with bulky molding, boxy rooms with too many apertures and outdated fixtures. In this presentation you will view before and after pictures of the artists residence. (Please visit The Salon.)

Matuschka's forte is recycling, reusing, and restyling artifacts and objects already in ones home, on any type of budget. She will work with you to create a space that represents yourself, your values, and your art collection.

For more information please contact the artist at matuschka@matuschka.net