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 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 was a co-founder and co-director at Undercurrent in DUMBO, NY. She is represented by High Noon Gallery, New York, NY and Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. She is 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.

contact - djmattis@gmail.com