Matthew David Tierney (credited as Matt Leaf) is an emerging Australian sound and visual artist.

His works take the form of recordings, installation, screening and performance, and since 2010 have been presented in Vancouver, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, LA, Utrecht and Tokyo.

Matt has performed live audio-visual shows as ‘PROGRAMS’, across Australia and in the United States from 2011 – 2018. Audio releases have also been published as ‘The Min Min Lights’ (since 2007), ‘Sinuso Dial’ (since 2008) and as sound designer for the screen-based graphic novel ‘Nawlz’ (2006 – 2008).

Matt’s work has received generous support from the JUMP Mentoring Program, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, and CAL Australia. In 2011 Matt was a recipient of an Australia Council ‘Artstart’ grant, helping him travel to New York City where he was an Artist in Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center. In 2016 Matt Participated in the ‘Convergence’ Residency, at Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, with support from Monash University.

Tierney’s work contributes to the ever-expanding fields of abstract cinema, art music, and the digital arts. A technologically-framed practice, Tierney navigates new and recent trends in software processes, electronic music, and modern performance tools – while thematically often taking humankind’s collision with the natural world as a frame of reference. The outcome is a range of work – net albums, live shows, digital poetics, and video artworks.