Matthew Szösz prefers his sculpture to be discovered rather than created, and works in partnership with material and process to explore new families of form.
He has received a BFA, BID, and MFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design. As well as, the Jutta Cuny-Franz Prize, the Borowsky Prize, and a Tiffany Foundation grant, and has been an artist in residence at programs across the US, Denmark, Japan and Australia. He has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Washington, Toyama, Penland, Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Public Glass in San Francisco, where he was executive director.
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.