Matthew Marcum is an internationally recognized performance artist, producer, and creative director. His work involves the cultivation and development of new media and experimental live art. Working in an interdisciplinary context across a broad range of artistic mediums, he combines concept development with strategic planning and implementation to create theatre productions, multi-media exhibitions, gallery installations, musical projects, editorial content, culturally curated live events, and brand retail experiences. Marcum's one-man show "Pollock: A Frequency Parable premiered off-broadway at Soho Theatre in 2019, following a successful national tour which garnered a Hollywood Producers Encore Award from the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the Artistic Innovation Award from The St Louis Fringe Festival, and a Fringiest of the Fringe nod from The Ashville Fringe Arts Festival.
Marcum has served as an executive producer for the nationally ranked Nashville Sideshow Fringe Festival, San Francisco's The New Experimental Works Festival, and Chicago's Fashion Focus Week. He has also worked in store direction and brand management for apparel companies such as Lucky Brand Jeans, True Religion, and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Marcum holds a dual M.F.A. in Performance Making and Cultural Identity from the University of Chichester (U.K.) and The California Institute of Integral Studies (U.S.), a M.A./B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago, and most recently completed his certification in Human Rights and Education Training from the U.S. Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights in Washington, D.C. His work engages in both individualized and collaborative processes that consistently explore new avenues for creative innovation.