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  • Profile:

    Daina Mattis (b.1984) is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Los Angeles, CA. Her paintings, drawings, and objects explore perception and disposability through vehicles of imitation, scale, craft, and time. Mattis is the youngest of four children to Lithuanian immigrants. Her experiences in a bilingual, culturally rich home in LA greatly influence her work and how she explores visual language.

    Mattis was a Cooper Union A.I.R. and shows extensively. Notable solo exhibitions include Family Style, 2020, and Vessels, 2018 at High Noon Gallery, New York, NY; Bona Fide, AMAG, St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY, 2019; The Cooper Union A.I.R. Exhibition, NY, 2016; Foreign Bodies, Marymount University of California, 2013-4; and Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2010). Mattis has been featured in ARTnews and Professional Artist Magazine. Mattis is a founder and co-director of Undercurrent, DUMBO,NY. She is currently a lecturer at Parsons School of Design, at The New School in New York, NY. She is represented by High Noon Gallery, New York, NY 

    Her 2020 solo exhibition at High Noon Gallery, entitled Family Style, has been postponed until further notice due to the pandemic. Please visit highnoongallery.com or dainamattis.com for further information. 

     

     

     

    Degrees Held:

    MFA - Syracuse University

    BFA - Laguna College of Art & Design

     

    Professional Affiliations:

    High Noon Gallery

    Sara Nightingale Gallery

    Undercurrent 

     

    Current Courses:

    Digital Tools: Layout & Design (Spring 2020)

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