Matt Smiley is a Canadian born, Los Angeles based multi-faceted artist and filmmaker. He has exhibited along many of the world's top artists: Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Sam Durant, Nicholas Pilato, James Turrell, Mel Bochner, Sage Vaughn, Marilyn Manson and Gary Baseman, to name a few. In 2019, the iconic Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles selected him to launch their highly anticipated “Magic Box” Gallery.
Following his acclaimed 2014 “Highway of Tears” on Netflix, about the missing Indigenous women along Highway 16 in northern British Columbia, Smiley directed “For Love”, an urgent study of the long lasting impact of Canada's grave mistreatment of Indigenous children in the Child Welfare system. Narrated by Shania Twain, the film is awaiting its fall 2022 worldwide release.
Matt Smiley's artwork is currently on view at Denis Bloch Fine Art in Beverly Hills.