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In Conversation | Mariah Garnett and Rebecca Matalon

Join Mariah Garnett and Rebecca Matalon, CAMH Curator, for a discussion about the exhibition, Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway.

Learn more about the artist and filmmaker’s practice, in which she often mixes experimental and documentary modes of filmmaking to explore personal, familial, and cultural mythologies. Garnett will talk about her newest body of work, specifically a multi-channel video installation made for this exhibition, and the importance of a collaborative and multiplicitous approach to storytelling that centers queer, trans, and non-binary performers and performers of color.

Ticket Information

RSVPs are recommended as seats are limited. Advance tickets will be made available for CAMH Members on Monday, May 23 at 12PM. Not a member? Join today!

All remaining tickets will be available on Monday, May 30 at 12PM.

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About the Artist

Mariah Garnett holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Santa Clarita, California and a BA from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Film & Video, her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at institutions including the Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Massachusetts; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, UK; New Museum, New York, New York; SFMoMA, California; REDCAT, Los Angeles, California; the 2014 Made in LA Hammer Biennial, Los Angeles, California, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York, among many others. Garnett has received numerous awards and honors, including a 2016 Artadia Los Angeles Award. In 2021, her film collaboration with Dynasty Handbag, Weirdo Night, was featured in Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers. She currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Image caption: Mariah Garnett, Dreamed This Gateway (video still), 2022. 5-channel video installation, 16mm film transferred to 4K video: color, sound, 25:13 minutes. Commissioned by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.


Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.