Daina Mattis (b. Los Angeles) is a Brooklyn based visual artist who works across the mediums of drawing, painting and sculpture. Her choice of materials and imagery creates subdialogues connecting time, patterns and humanity, as well as exploring innovative methods of visual communication. Mattis is the youngest of four children to Lithuanian immigrants. Her experiences in a bilingual, culturally rich home in Los Angeles greatly influence her work and how she examines the representation fo visual langauge.
Mattis has exhibited nationally as well as internationally and her work is found in many private and public collections. Notable exhibitions include the Everson Musuem of Art, Syracuse, NY; The Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Art Miami - Context, Miami, FL; The Cooper Union A.I.R. Exhibition, New York, NY; Marymount University of California, Sand Pedro, CA; Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA; J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY and Frances Keeving Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Mattis has instructed as an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, as a Visiting Professor at Kutztown University, PA, and as a drawing instructor at The Cooper Union Outreach Program. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at The New School, Parsons in Manhattan.
MFA - Syracuse University
BFA - Laguna College of Art & Design
Sara Nightingale Gallery