Instructor of Foundations


  • Website:
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor of Foundations
  • Concentration:

    • Digital Media
    • New Media
    • Intermedia Arts
    • Studio Arts
    • Cultural Studies
    • Media Studies
  • Department:

    • Art and Art History
  • Education:

    • MFA. Writing and Intermedia Arts. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
    • BA. Creative Writing: Poetry. Colorado State University.


Matthew Sage is an intermedia artist, musician, and publisher. He was born and raised in Fort Collins and graduated from CSU with a BA in Creative Writing: Poetry in 2010. He relocated to Chicago in 2014 where he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study Writing and Intermedia Arts. He moved back to the Front Range in 2022. He has shown artworks solo, in groups, and in collaboration at The Whitney, MoMA, MoMA PS1, The Art Institute of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, and many other galleries. His artistic practice is wide-ranging and includes sound, drawing, sculpture, digital arts, and historical/research arts.

Sage taught in the Communication, Media, Theater department at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago for 6.5 years. Apart from media-oriented studio classes -- Intro to Audio Production, Multimedia Storytelling, Writing the Sitcom -- he also taught lecture and research based classes: Academic Writing for Media Studies, Gender and Media, Video Games and Interactive Media Studies. His research and lectures there focused on the cultural contexts of media -- film and television, audio and music, online media -- and media/viewer interactions with cross-cultural identity and power.

Also a musician, his musical practice includes solo work -- his latest solo album was released on the acclaimed experimental label RVNG Intl. -- and work with the jazz quartet Fuubutsushi. His music has been featured on NPR and Pitchfork. He also runs an intermedia publisher, Cached.Media, which publishes music, print, and exploratory short-run art and media objects.