Matthew Szösz is a practicing artist and educator known primarily for his inventive processes and innovative use of glass to explore the intersection of material, aesthetics, and the poetic. Since receiving his MFA(Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design, been recognized internationally with awards such as the Irvine Borowsky Prize, the Jutta-Cuny Franz Prize, and a Tiffany Foundation Grant, and has completed residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass, Het Glazenhuis, the Danish Royal Academy, Toyama Institute for Glass Arts, Canberra Glassworks, Australia National University, Virginia Commonwealth University and others. This has allowed him to meet and work with friends, colleagues and collaborators across four continents and dozens of institutions in the past thirteen years. He enjoys working as an educator, and has taught at ASP Wroclaw, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Washington, University of Hawai’i, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and Bildwerk Frauenau, among others, and has lectured and given numerous workshops around the world. He is the founding member of the curatorial group Hyperopia Projects and was Executive Director of Public Glass in San Francisco. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife, Anna Mlasowsky.