Matthew Miranda

Curatorial/Museum Assistant
University Staff
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Art (Art History)
Herberger Institute


B.A. History of Art, University of California Berkeley 2013

Research Interests

Matthew Villar Miranda researches the postcolonial aesthetics of the Philippines in 17th-century art to contemporary visual culture as a means of reclaiming the Philippines global relationship under imperialism particularly with its colonizers Spain, Japan, and America. He revising the historiography of Abstract Expressionism and Art Brut to include coeval Filipino-American diaspora with a monographic case study of Alfonso Ossorios congregations using queer and subaltern methodologies. More personally, he is scrutinizing the cultural legacythe gains and discontentsof his family record label, Villar Records, in advocating for Original Pilipino Music (OPM) while importing western popular forms to syncretize new genres such as Manila Disco during the tumultuous martial law era of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. 


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)-Arizona State University (ASU) Master's Fellowship in Art History, 2018