Matthew Day Perez was born in Riverside, California. He is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York.
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, RI (2010)
BFA, Illinois State University; Normal, IL (2007)
Pilchuck School of Glass, master class with Richard Whiteley (2009)
Fulbright Fellow, Australian National University; Canberra, Australia (2010)
National Endowment for the Arts, John Rena Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design (2008)
Perez participated in a collaborative print project at Normal Editions Workshop in the School of Art at Illinois State University in 2018. His visit was sponsored in part by a Fell Trust award from the Illinois State University Foundation.
Matthew Day Perez experiments with transparent materials for image creation options
Matthew Day Perez working with sample washes on Mylar for image creation research
Matthew Day Perez image creation with Alissa Palmer and John Perry
various wash mixtures and shards of glass used in the image creation
Alissa Palmer (left) and John Perry (right) observe the working methods of artist Matthew Day Perez
Matthew Day Perez talking with several student about the collaborative project
Felicia Cannon, Matthew Day Perez, and Molly Markow mixing ink samples
Morgan Price rolling up the ink roller for run #1 with visitors and Veda Rives Aukerman
Matthew Day Perez observing the process while Morgan Price prepares the ink roller for run #1
Veda Rives Aukerman sponges the plate in preparation for the ink roller
Veda Rives Aukerman rolling purple ink for run #1
Morgan Price sponging the plate during a printing session
run #2 sponging by Michael Blake and rolling by Veda Rives Aukerman with artist Matthew Day Perez
Matthew Day Perez and Veda Rives Aukerman consulting for detailed adjustment during printing session
Halie Hugenberg and Veda Rives Aukerman pulling a proof at the lithography press
Matthew Day Perez brought tremendous energy to the collaborative project.