Matt Valentine's Bio

Matt ValentineMatt Valentine is a completely self taught artist. Known for his hyper stylized conceptual designs he received the moniker, makeup’s MVP and The Pimp Of Darkness. Matt believes his purpose and duty as an artist is to save the horror industry. His philosophy is that horror must be lethal, dangerous and edgy to be worthwhile. Taking a very psychological approach to making monsters he tries to interject subliminal esoteric symbolism into each piece he creates. Matt is weary of predisposed horror and wants to introduce original terrifying abominations unseen before to traumatize the masses.

Matt's work has gained accolades from MSN, Wall St. Journal, Travel Channel, Haunt World Magazine and America Haunts.Matt is also the creator and actor behind Austin's very own horror icon Mr. Creep. In 2007, The Austin Chronicle named Mr. Creep Austin's #1 icon in their “best of” issue. He is also the former Art Director and creative mind behind America's #5 ranked haunted attraction in the nation.

Matt’s creativity and artistic expertise were showcased at the 2009 Transworld National Haunters Convention as a keynote speaker on Over The Top Art Direction. Matt's work and acting have been featured on The Travel Channel's America's scariest attractions 2 and America Haunts. He was also featured on the cover of Haunt World Magazine.

Matt has a vast history of video commercial production, directing, graphic design, sculpting, painting, costume fabrication, set design, acting, voice over and marketing. His artwork has appeared everywhere from art shows, websites, billboards, the SXSW film festival bumpers and most recently SyFy’s hit series Face Off.

Matt currently operates his own multimedia FX studio, Global Fear Enterprises. The studio specializes in design and creation of makeup, prosthetics, conceptual design, video production, props, FX costumes and custom creations. An FX studio bent on global domination one continent at a time.

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