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. Notable exhibitions include Vessels, High Noon Gallery, New York (solo), 2018; Bona Fide, AMAG at St. Thomas Aquinas College, New York (solo), 2019; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; The Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Art Miami - Context, Miami, FL; The Cooper Union A.I.R. Exhibition, New York, NY; Marymount University of California, San Pedro, CA; Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA; J. Cacciola Gallery, NY, NY and Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Her work is found in many private and public collections. Mattis has instructed as an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kutztown University, PA, and as a Drawing Instructor at The Cooper Union Outreach Program. She is currently a lecturer at Parsons School of Design, at The New School in New York, NY.

contact - djmattis@gmail.com