Matt Cauley aka Iron-Cow
41-19 41st Street, Apt 5A, Sunnyside, NY 11104
ironcowprod@gmail.com
Iron-Cow Prod. | www.ironcowprod.com


Education

B.F.A. 1996
Parsons School of Design | Illustration

2009
School of Visual Arts | Typography (Type Smarts)

2008, 2012
School of Visual Arts | Portrait Painting

2003
PeopleSoft | Dreamweaver MX, HTML, Flash MX

2001
New York University | Maya

1999 – 2000
The Mac Learning Center | Quark XPress, After Effects (Advanced)

1999
School of Visual Arts | Typography

1993
Southern Methodist University | Fine Arts

1992
Parsons School of Design | Illustration

Area(s) of Specialization: Illustration, Portrait Painting


Professional Experience

2016 – Present
Spotify | New York, NY, Art Director

2015
VidMob | New York, NY, Digital Designer

2007 – 2008
Macy’s | New York, NY, Fashion Illustrator

2005 – 2008
ToyFare Magazine | Congers, NY, Contributor (Custom Toys, Articles)

2005 – 2008
Art Asylum | New York, NY, Toy Designer

1996 – 2015
Bloomberg L.P. | New York, NY, Internal Agency Senior Designer

1996
The Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken | Hoboken, NJ, Instructor

1995 – 1996
Designed to Print | New York, NY, Studio Assistant


Awards

2016
The New York Coffee Festival | Grand Prize: The Coffee Art Project, New York

2015
Luke Adams Art Prize 2015 | Winner: Second Place

2006
CUSTOM OF THE YEAR 2005 AWARDS | Winner: Elizabeth FitzSimmon Award for Best Website, Best DC Figure, Best Independant, Best Mid-Size Figure

2005
WORLD WIDE WEB AWARDS | Silver Award: Outstanding Web Design, Content and Navigation.

2005
ART SPACE 2000 | World Web Award of Excellence: Originality, Overall Design and Appearance, Ease of Navigation, and Content.

2005
CUSTOM OF THE YEAR 2004 AWARDS |
Winner: Best Website, Best Animated Figure, Best Block Figure

2004
CUSTOM DUNGEON | Superhero Custom Contest: First Place

2001
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS (NABJ) | First Place: Journalism

1994 – 1996
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN | Deans List


Exhibitions Record

2018
Yours, And Always, Only Yours | The Plaxall Gallery, Queens, NY
LIC Arts Open | The Plaxall Gallery, Queens, NY
Fanniversary! | Supporting the Project Wish Upon a Star Foundation charity event | California, Nevada

2016
Show of Heads | The Limner Galery, Hudson, NY

2015
One Man Show | The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Au Naturel | Juried Exhibition | Salt & Fat, Sunnyside, NY

2009
One Man Show | The Potion Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

2008
One Man Show | The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Various Works Featured in John A. Parks Portrait Painting Class (group show) | The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

An Evening of Tasting Wines from Around the World | The Art Gallery & Forum, Newark, NJ

New York Comic Con 2008 | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

New York Comic Con 2008 | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

2007
Artist of the Month | The Digital Bits

2007 International Toy Fair | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

2006
The Living Dead Dolls 2006 Art Show | The Showroom NYC, New York, NY

Rauscher Wedding Reception | The Venetian Hall, Garfield, NJ

2006 San Diego Comic Con | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

2006 International Toy Fair | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

2005
Dangenart Pilot Show | Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN

2005 Funny Club Show: Taiwan | Pixie Gallery, Taitei, Taiwan

2005 Taipei Toy Show | Taipei, Taiwan

WIZARD WORLD PHILLY | Philadelphia, PA

CHILLER THEATRE EXPO | E. Rutherford, NJ

Monky King: Toys From the Underground | Los Angeles, CA

2005 Funny Club Show | Rotofugi Design and Toys Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 International Toy Fair | Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

16th Annual FX Show | Orlando, FL

2004
SubCultures: Portland | Art Institute of Portland

Faces | Maxstyle Gallery, New York, NY

SubCultures: New York |
Toy Fair 2004, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

SubCultures: Objex Artspace | Objex Artspace, Miami, FL

SubCultures: Miami | Miami, FL

CustomCon 10 | Online Exhibit

SubCultures: The Art of the Action Figure | Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2003
CustomCon 9 | Online Exhibit

2002
The Great Toy Wall Art Exhibit | Featuring custom cardbacks from Iron-Cow Prod.

CustomCon 6 | Online Exhibit

2000
CustomCon 3 | Online Exhibit

1998
SHOW AND TELL | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

SICK SH!T III | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

1997
One Man Show | Barnes and Noble’s Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

The Sick Sh!t Show | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

1996
The Sick Sh!T Art Show and Party | CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY

Illustration Senior Show | Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1993
Historic Floats Parade | Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

1992
Collin County Youth Show | Rosette Winner, Winner, Arts / Crafts Senior Division

Plano Art Association Senior Show | Plano, TX, First Place

Texas State Capitol Art Show | Austin, TX, Best of Show

UIL Journalism State Level | First Place in Cartoon

*One Man Show | Plano, TX

Texas Art Education Association | William B. Travis Building Gallery, Austin Texas

1991
Texas State Capitol Art Exhibit | Austin, TX, Best of Show

Collin County Youth Art Show |
Rosette Winner, First Place: Oils, Second Place: Pencil, Third Place: Ink

National Art Honor Society Exhibition | State Capitol, Austin, TX

1990
5th Annual Clark Art Show | Best of Show, First Place: Art II Division


Bibliography

Michael Gormley, "The New Selfie," Acrylic Artist Magazine, Winter 2016, 3, 22-33.

Jennifer Smith, Interview, "Break the Ice: How to Paint a Complete Stranger’s Portrait", Artists Network, November 22, 2016.

John A. Parks, "Making Dynamic Portraits in Acrylic," American Artist Magazine, June, 2009, 3, 56-61.

Bloomberg CUBE-D , "Photo Finish," TIME OUT With BOB Magazine, Issue 1, December, 2008, 4.

Bloomberg CUBE-D , "SuperBOB," TIME OUT With BOB Magazine, Issue 1, December, 2008, 21.
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Jason Geyer, "Greatest Stories Never Told," Back Issue! Magazine, Vol. 30, November, 2008, 53-8.

Jay Amabile, Interview, "Interview With Iron-Cow Productions’ Matt Cauley", The Sexy Armpit: The Leading Waste Disposal Site on the Internet, July, 2008.

The ToyFare Staff, "Wish / List: The Toys We Really Want To See Made…NOW!," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 127, March, 2008, 9.

The ToyFare Staff, "The HOT Plate," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 127, March, 2008, 10-11.

The ToyFare Staff, "INCOMING! Classic Battlestar Galactica Minimates," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 127, March, 2008, 15.

Matt Cauley, "Customizing 101: Use the Science of Hydroshrink to make a Dark Knight Dream Come True!," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 126, February, 2008, 10-1.

The ToyFare Staff, "Incoming! DC Minimates" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 125, January, 2008, 26.

The ToyFare Staff, "Incoming! Battlestar Galactica" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 125, January, 2008, 34.

The ToyFare Staff, "THE HOT ZONE: DC MiniMates are tiny figures with ENORMOUS collectibility!" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 125, January, 2008, 86-7.

P-Luv, Interview, "Custom Celebration II – Customizer Interview: Matt "Iron Cow" Cauley", JoeCustoms.com, November, 2007.

The ToyFare Staff, "Wish / List: The Toys We Really Want To See Made…NOW!," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 123, November, 2007, 14.

The ToyFare Staff, "Marvel Minimates" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 123, November, 2007, 27.

Jed Resnik, "Our Wishes Granted: Mekka Lekka Hai, etc! We look back at 10 years of Custom Toys we wanted to see get made that did and others that are still waiting," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 122, October, 2007, 44-52.

Matt Cauley, "Customizing 101: Create an Artist-Specific Custom with Help From Matt ‘Iron-Cow’ Cauley of Iron-Cow Productions," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 119, July, 2007, 14-5.

The Wizard Staff , "We Want ‘Heroes’!," Wizard Magazine, Vol. 186, April, 2007, 107.

Justin Aclin, "’Mate is Enough: To Build the Perfect Toy Universe in 2007, All You Need is Minimates," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 116, April, 2007, 49, 64-8.

Mike Cotton, "Raimi ‘Action!’ Figure," Wizard Magazine, Vol. 185, March, 2007, 103.

Nisha Gopalan, "First Look! Toy Fair ’07", Entertainment Weekly (EW.com), February, 2007.

Jon Gutierrez, "MARKET WATCH: TOYS – New Star Wars exclusives and G.I. Joe Sigma 6 soldiers invade the toy market, while Cylon MiniMates sport hard-to-find-cuteness", ToyFare Magazine, February, 2007.

Crowell, Aaron and Hanneman, Nathan, "HorrorHound Invades the Living Dead Dolls Art Show," HorrorHound. No. 5, (Spring 2007): pp. 24-25.

Zach Oat, "In Living Color: Artists make a killing at Living Dead Dolls Art Show," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 114, February, 2007, 42.

The ToyFare Staff, "DC Minimates ," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 114, February, 2007, 23.

The Wizard Universe staff, "DC MINIMATES WAVE 5 – The DC Universe just got smaller — and more collectible!", Wizard Entertainment, January, 2007.

The ToyFare Staff, "INCOMING: DC MINIMATES -Deadman, Bane, Wildcat and Spectre among the two-packs to roll out in the fourth wave of DC MiniMates… ", ToyFare Magazine, December, 2006.

The ToyFare Staff, "Wish List," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 111, November, 2006, 9.

The ToyFare Staff, "INCOMING: DC MINIMATES -DC heroes (and villains) return in new Minimates line from Art Asylum… ", ToyFare Magazine, October, 2006.

Jed Resnik , "Friends in Need: DC Super-Friends Will Be Giving Us Our Cute Hero Fix… But Here Are Three We Don’t Think We’ll Be Seeing," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 110, October, 2006, 54-5.

The ToyFare Staff, "Wish List," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 109, September, 2006, 10.

Jed Resnik , "Make Mine, Hasbro!" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 108, August, 2006, 52-3.

Cynthia McMullen, "Go Figure ", Time Dispatch, July, 2006.

The ToyFare Staff, "Incoming! DC Minimates" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 107, July, 2006, 32.

The ToyFare Staff, "Wish List" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 107, July, 2006, 7.

Fujis, "Contest Gone AWOL: Subcultures Tentacles Mired in the Create-A-Mate Competition", Minimate Headquarters, May, 2006.

The ToyFare Staff, "Vote X!" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 106, June, 2006, 82.

"In the next thrilling issue of ToyFare Magazine…," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 105, May, 2006, 87.

The ToyFare Staff, "They Took Manhattan!!," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 105, May, 2006, 38.

The ToyFare Staff, "Wish List," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 105, May, 2006, 7.

Craig Brownlie , "Comment dites-vous "Action Figure"?," City Newspaper: Rochester’s Alternative Weekly, Fiz, February 22, 2006.

"TF 2006 – Art Asylum Takes on BATTELSTAR GALACTICA New and Old," Media Coverage, Figures.com, February, 2006.

Zach Oat, "Wish List," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 104, April, 2006, 7.

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The 190 North Staff, "FUNNY CLUB 2005 at Rotofugi" 190 North, ABC-7, March 27, 2005.

"Big news from the Subcultures front this month…," Lee’s Toy Review, Vol. 141, 30.

Tom Root, "Custom Corner: Want More Minimates? Make ‘Em Yourself," ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 83, July, 2004, 56.

Keith Chow , "Rogue Gallery: Toy exhibit opens to record turnout" ToyFare Magazine, Vol. 82, July, 2004, 18.

"Trendy Toys Are Cool Collectibles," Press Release, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, February, 2004.

Michael Crawford, Interview, "Toybox by Michael Crawford", Movie Poop Shoot, July, 2004.

J. Manuel Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief, Columbia: A Journal of Art And Literature;, Issue Thirty Six, 2002, pp. 303-4.

Tim Leighton, Interview, Toon Zone, Part II, August, 2001.

Tim Leighton, Interview, Toon Zone, Part I, July, 2001.

Gwamba, "Street Fighting Band: A Night of Ugliness on the Road (Art: Matt Cauley)," POPSmear Magazine, Issue 16.0, July / Aug 1998, pp.36-7.

Dr. X, "Do The Right Thing: A Quiet Struggle of Doctor’s Etiquette vs. One Person’s Survival (Art: Matt Cauley)," POPSmear Magazine, Issue 15.0, May / June 1998, pp.46-7.

Cover artwork, POPSmear Magazine, Issue 11.0, Spring, 1997.

James, "The Sick Shit Art Show & Party at CBGB’s Gallery Nov 9th 1996," POPSmear Magazine, Issue 10.0, Winter 1997, pp.40-1.


Technical Abilities

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, ImageReady.


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