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 to 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 Gallery, New York (solo); Vessels, High Noon Gallery, New York (solo), 2018; Bona Fide, AMAG at St. Thomas Aquinas College, New York (solo), 2019; The Cooper Union A.I.R. Exhibition, New York, 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 Professional Artist Magazine. Mattis is a lecturer at Parsons School of Art and Design and is a co-founder and co-director at Undercurrent in DUMBO, NY.