Residency Dates
  • May 2016 – June 2016
  • May 2018 – May 2018
  • September 2018 – October 2018
  • January 2023 – February 2023

Matt Petty is an American multi-disciplinary artist, poet, and performer. He is the trombonist and songwriter with the rock band You Can Call Me SIR, based in Los Angeles. His work combines elements of music, text, and video. He is a teacher of Kundalini Yoga in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan, a Reiki master, sound healing practitioner, and documentarian of self-taught visionary visual artists from the American South. He has contributed media to a variety of exhibition spaces around the world, including the New York City Independent Film Festival, OUTFEST, the Alley Theater, Ecos Urbanos Sound and Transmedia Festival in Mexico City, and Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille, France. He has participated in a range of residency programs, including the Lucas Artists Residency at Montalvo Arts Center, the Watermill Center, Chautauqua Institute, and as a liturgical artist at First Congo in Memphis, Tennessee. Petty currently lives in Memphis, where he serves as an arts and consciousness educator throughout his local community.