Biography: Matthew Day Perez
Matthew Day Perez earned a master’s of fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to complete research at the Australian National University. This research culminated in two successful solo shows in 2012. He has lectured at Sydney College of the Arts, University of South Australia, Illinois State University, The Australian National University, Ohio State University, Southern Illinois University, and the Chrysler Museum of Art.
In 2008, he was also an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio. Perez created a mural of glass that references the theme of connective bonds that he likes to use in his work. The Residency gave Perez needed access to glassmaking equipment that can be used to create large-scale work.