Matthew Day Perez received his BFA from Illinois State University and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the co-founder of Shiny Sparkle Studio, a boutique casting and fusing facility in Brooklyn, NY. The studio has worked with numerous artists, including Jeff Koons, Heji Shin for 52 Walker, Hanna Levy, Ivana Basic, Lotus L. Kang, Sarah Meyohas, and Liz Descane, in addition to numerous commercial and private residential architectural fit-outs.
As an artist, Matthew continuously experiments with the potential of combining, subverting, and exploiting materials. He has received many awards, including the Fulbright, the John Rena National Endowments for the Arts Scholarship, a U.S. State Department Grant for new works, a Lois Roth Grant, as well as residencies at The Corning Museum of Glass, The Creative Glass Center of America, and Pilchuck Glass School.