Matthew Szösz creates new approaches to form by developing innovative methods of employing materials. Born in Rhode Island, Matthew Szösz has received a BFA (1996), a BID (Industrial Design)(1997), and a MFA/Glass (2007) from Rhode Island School of Design. He has won several awards, including the 2009 Jutta Cuny-Franz, a L. C. Tiffany Foundation grant, and the 2015 Borowsky Prize. He has been an artist in residence at university programs across the US, Denmark, Japan and Australia, and taught workshops and classes at Toyama Glass Institute, Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Public Glass in San Francisco, where he was executive director. He has exhibited at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, GlazenHuis (Belgium) and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, among others.
In 2010 he founded Hyperopia Projects, curatorial/ project group based in the USA that advances cross-genre material based sculpture and critical thought.
He currently lives and works with his wife, Anna Mlasowsky, in Seattle, WA