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Daina Mattis

b. Los Angeles, CA

Daina Mattis (b. 1984) is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Los Angeles, CA.  Her paintings, drawings, and sculptures explore perception and disposability through vehicles of imitation, scale, craft, and time. Mattis is the youngest of four children of Lithuanian immigrants. Her experiences in a bilingual, culturally rich home in Los Angeles greatly influence her work and how she explores visual language. Mattis was a Cooper Union A.I.R. (2016) and shows extensively. Exhibitions include: Family Style, High Noon, NY (solo); Vessels, High Noon, NY (solo), 2018; Bona Fide, AMAG at St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY (solo), 2019; The Cooper Union A.I.R. Exhibition, NY, 2016; Art in Miami, Context, J. Cacciola Gallery, 2012; and Daina Mattis, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2010. Mattis has been featured in Design Milk, ARTnews, Art Frankly, Two Coats of Paint, and others. She was a co-founder and co-director at Undercurrent in DUMBO, NY, and is currently a Part-time Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design, at The New School in New York, NY. In conjunction with her granted 2024 sabbatical leave, Mattis will be pioneering a new arts residency in Kochertürn, Germany.

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Family Style, High Noon, New York, NY

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