Matthew Day Perez received his BFA from Illinois State University (2007) and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2010). His work primarily utilizes glass, printed matter, digital media, and installation. He has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship (2010), a Lois Roth Grant (2011), A U.S. State Department Grant (2011), a Wheaton Fellowship (2012), residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) as well as Pilchuck Glass school (2014). Matthew has lectured at the numerous institutions around the world and is currently based out of Canberra Australia.