"My art, video and design work is all influenced by the "patriarchal lens" through which we view art. Until recently, women had been used in art and media as objects - a gift for the viewer, deemed male. My work aims to confront the viewer by reclaiming art for art's sake as opposed to art for man's sake; art can be pleasing to look at without the subtext of a woman begging "please look at me." The art I create reclaims my female body as a human being - not as an object; I am naked, not nude. My art also shows the depth of a woman while also commenting on the lens in which we are still often trapped and from which we are trying to break free, such as with these two pieces 'Neon Opalescence' and 'Yoked.'"
The Girl Mirage™ is Geena Matuson, award-winning Multimedia Artist & Writer working in media communications and digital arts. In 2013, Geena graduated from Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a BFA in Film/Video with expansive works featured in festivals and gallery shows internationally including CyberArts Festival and PH21 Gallery in Budapest. Among her list of accolades, Geena's work in collaborative project 'The Coorain Calendar' is now part of Boston Athenæum's permanent artist book collection, and her art will also be published in the upcoming dada journal Maintenant Volume 12 by Three Rooms Press. In late 2017, she published her first book 'Dadalectic: Waking Dream,' a dadaist collection of poetic stories and dreamy artworks available on Amazon. // See her website portfolio @ https://thegirlmirage.com.