Matt Panfil

Matt Panfil

Constructions/Collage - Film - Media and Visual Communications - Mixed Media - Multi Arts - Painting - Performance Art - Performing Arts - Sculpture - Spoken Word - Theatre - Visual Arts - Installation




Curriculum Vitae


  • Attending Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) with expected M.F.A. in May 2018 (attending 2016-2018)
  • B.A. in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in Blooomington, IN (attended 2009-2011)
  • Attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly The College of Santa Fe) MOV (Moving Image Arts) Film School (attended 2007-2009)

Visual Art Exhibitions & Recognition

  • Juried alumni exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2011)
  • Exhibitions for RAW Artists of Chicago and Indianapolis showcases (2011-2014)
  • Solo gallery exhibition in Upland Brewery Room, Murphy Building, Indpls, IN (2013)
  • Gallery exhibition in Broad Ripple Art Center, Broad Ripple, IN (2013)
  • Juried exhibition, ORANJE Art Festival at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indpls, IN (2014)
  • Juried exhibition, TANJERINE Art and Music Festival, Indpls, IN (2014)
  • Installation exhibitions, NOPAL Cultural Center’s Dia de Los Muertos Festival, Eiteljorg Museum, Indpls, IN (2014-2015)
  • Exhibitions for Fountain Square Brewery’s Hop Your Face festival, (2014-2015)
  • Exhibitions for The 5547 Project Gallery in Irvington, IN (2013-2014)
  • Visual art display, do317 Lounge (rotating exhibition), Fountain Square, IN (2014)
  • Exhibition and live visual art performance, Indy Music Festival, Indpls, IN (2014)
  • Exhibition and live visual art performance, Vibe on Wednesdays, Indpls, IN (2015)
  • Exhibition at Acceleration Art Studio in Fountain Square, IN (2015)
  • Exhibition at Art Bazaar in Broad Ripple, IN (2015)
  • Juried exhibition at Vonnegut Night/Vonnegut Historical Society, Broad Ripple, IN (2016)
  • Juried gallery exhibition at Primary Colours, Murphy Building, Indianapolis, IN (2016)
  • Collaborative installation exhibition, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN (2016)
  • Voted Best Local Visual 3D Artist by NUVO Magazine’s “Best of Indy” (2016)
  • HEALTHNET interactive art installations (2017)

Awards & Publications


  • Poetry (“Misery is Real,” “Kali Yuga Blues”) published by the Pine Grove Literary Review, a branch of the Pine Grove Writers’ Collection based out of Portland, Oregon (2011)
  • Short story “Sounds of Silence” published by the Saturday Evening Post in their Great American Fiction Contest 2013 anthology, of which I was one of eight finalists. Attended publication event in New York City (January, 2013)
  • Selected as short fiction reader for an event at Indy Reads Books in downtown Indianapolis (2014)
  • Short fiction and poetry published in two issues of KNACK Magazine, literature and arts magazine based in Santa Fe, NM (2014)
  • Winner of Khaos Company Theatre’s 2015 Dionysian New Play Award. My debut One Act dramatic play “MetaStasis” voted winner out of seven finalists, performed for a full theatrical run in KCT’s 2016 season (2015-2016)


  • Awarded Iris Film Festival Honorary Mention for Editing for 2010 short film “The Crystal Prophetess” (2011)
  • Winner of “Best Line” Award for 48 Hour Movie Project in Indianapolis, IN (2012)
  • Winner of Downtown Indy’s “We Welcome All” video contest. Voted winner out of four finalists, awarded a grand prize of $5000, and video featured on front page of Downtown Indy’s website (2015)

Teaching & Leadership Experience

  • Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Art Director in Indianapolis, IN (2012-13). Organized posters and presentation material, as well as attended PowerShift event in Washington, D.C. Created two short promotional films for the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign in Indianapolis.
  • Worked as call agent for National Park Service via InfoSpherix Corp. in Carmel, IN (2005-2008). Sold park permits and made park reservations, dealt with customer service issues and inquiries.
  • Worked as a certified SAT/ACT/grammar/essay tutor for Wyzant, Inc. Tutored adults and youths in English, SAT and ACT prep, etc. (2011- 2015)
  • Qualified standardized test (ISTEP grades 5-8) grader for DPLOYIT (2012-13)
  • Painting instructor for Mimosa and a Masterpiece in Indianapolis, IN (2012-14)
  • Instructor for youth collage-making classes for Regeneration Indy (2015-2016)
  • Campaign videographer and media facilitator for Bernie Sanders’ campaign office in Broad Ripple, IN. Interviewed volunteers and produced video for Bernie Sanders’ primary presidential campaign (2016)
  • TA Fellowship for Alternative Photographic Processes class at Herron School of Art and Design. In conjunction with Professor Stefan Petranek, aided students in the classroom, hands-on work with producing photographic chemical solutions and exhibiting students’ work in university displays (2017-2018)
  • Co-founder and art curator for HEALTHNET, a communal art/music creative space near Fountain Square (2017)

Film-related Highlights

MOV (Moving Image Arts) Program at The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico (2007-2009)

  • Cast, directed and co-produced numerous student projects as well as working on several others. Served as Boom mic operator, camera operator, first AD, etc., wrote two feature-length scripts.

Internship at Mosaic (2009)

  • Summer internship for Mosaic, full-service multimedia/marketing company in Zionsville, IN. Handled various film equipment, filmed Grand Opening party.

16mm and Digital Production Courses at Indiana University (2010-2011)

  • Shot four 16mm films using the Bolex and Bolex Reflex; planned, organized, budgeted and edited all projects. Wrote, directed and produced a 15-minute musical, involving location scouting and securing approval for scenes.

Editor for Team Hollywood Team Concepts, Inc. (2011)

  • Employed by Team Concepts, Inc. as film editor for a team-building exercise for the Kelley School of Business. Edited a short film shot by Executive Partners in three hours.

Videographer for Live from Bloomington (2011)

  • Shot footage of local music event Life from Bloomington at the Buskirk Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN.

Camera operator for Fort Wayne Lincoln Mercury car commercial (2011)

  • Shot demolition sequences for upcoming Ford commercial in Fort Wayne, IN.

Videographer for RAW: Artists in Indianapolis (2012-2014)

  • Filmed and edited videos and interviews for RAW: Artists subdivision in downtown Indianapolis.

Video editor for Youth Build Indy webseries (2012-2013)

  • I have filmed and edited numerous videos for non-for-profit organization Youth Build Indy and Courage to Encourage in downtown Indianapolis

“Pro” wedding videographer for American Wedding Group (2014-)

  • I currently film weddings for the nationally recognized organization American Wedding Group

Videographer for SAE International (2015)

  • I filmed content for SAE International’s website at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis.

Videographer and video editor for ROCHE International client (2015)

  • I filmed a client proposal video for a British ROCHE employee living in Indianapolis.

Videographer for HOSA National Conference (Health Professionals Conference) (2016)

  • I produced a promotional video for HOSA’s national Future Health Professionals conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Videographer media facilitator for Bernie Sanders’ campaign office in Broad Ripple, IN (2016)

  • I produced a campaign election video for Bernie Sanders’ office in Broad Ripple, IN.