Matt was born in Denver, Co. in 1971. He attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design before moving to Seattle in 1996. He proceeded to develop his art while working many thankless jobs such as bicycle courier, warehouseman, and as an art handler (which he still does so he can actually bring home money because we all know that being an 'artist' is about the worst thing to be if you want to actually pay bills on time) before meeting his wife, having a baby and moving to New York where he focused full-time on his art. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Specialties: A recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Council/ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 2010 Regrant program, Matt's project "I'll have my Facebook portrait painted by Matt Held" has been featured on Art Fag City, Modern Art Notes, Two Coats of Paint, Juxtapoz online, ArtNews,WIRED, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily News, NY1, European publications including Spreeblick, Focus Online, Jetze, Myself, Sleek Mag, derStandard, ZeitZuender and Italian culture blog, Polkadot.