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Matt Starr is a New York City based artist, writer and filmmaker. 


He is co-founder of Dream Baby Press and the Perverted Book Club.

Dream Baby Press is a New York based press that hosts readings in unexpected spaces such as the Penn Station Sbarro, an iconic East Village porn shop, and a downtown boxing gym.


Dream Baby also created the Love/Hate Lists.

Dream Baby has been featured in The New York Times, Interview Magazine, Nylon and many others.

Matt's poems have been published in The New Yorker.

Matt is the Director of Lower East Side gallery Trotter & Sholer and has curated shows with Brontez Purnell, Mickey Boardman and Adam Himebauch. The shows have been covered by The New York Times, Art Net, Office Magazine, Interview Magazine and Document Journal.

As a filmmaker, he's remade the film Annie Hall starring senior citizens, which was featured in The New York Times, CBS Sunday Morning, Vice, The Village Voice, and many more.

He also directed the “Dope Walk” music video for A$AP Ferg.

He's currently developing two TV shows based off one of his films.

In 2015, Matt created the viral trend Babycore which stressed a carefree sense of style that reflected the lifestyles of children.


Babycore was covered by The Guardian, Refinery 29, The Daily Mail, Yahoo, and still remains a fashion trend.


Babycore inspired the Miley Cyrus video for “BB Talk”, Hood By Air's Summer 2016 Menswear Collection and Jeremy Scott’s FW15 Collection.

In 2016, Matt created Amazon Boy where he dressed up as an Amazon Delivery person and strapped 50 boxes to his back delivering them all over lower Manhattan as a performance. He did this over the course of 2 summers. It went viral online and people didn’t know whether or not this was a new delivery system Amazon was testing or “something else.” It was written about in Art in America.

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