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b. 1984, Los Angeles, CA, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Represented by High Noon Gallery + Sara Nightingale Gallery


EDUCATION

2011 - MFA, Painting - Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2011 - Certificate in University Teaching - Syracuse University, The Graduate School
2007 - BFA, Painting and Drawing - Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA, Summa Cum Laude
2007 - Sculpture Minor - Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Family Style, Daina Mattis, August 6 - September 20 (COVID-19 delayed from April), High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

2019
Bona Fide (2), Daina Mattis, January 21 - February 24, Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College

2018
Vessels, Daina Mattis, October 11 - November 11, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Bona Fide, Daina Mattis, Nov 11 – Dec 9, Blue House Gallery, Dayton, OH

2016
The Present Matter, Daina Mattis, Oct 21 - Nov 27, Sla 307 Art Space, New York, NY

2013-2014
Foreign Bodies, Daina Mattis + Caitlin Foley, Dec 2 - Jan 25, 2014, Arcade Gallery, Marymount College, San Pedro, CA

2010
Daina Mattis, May 18 - June 1, Frances Keevil Art Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
Daina Mattis, April, The Wall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2009
Daina Mattis, July 8 -Aug 8, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Title TBA, So Mad Gallery, New York, NY

2021
The Right to Silence, Dec 2020 – May 2021, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York, NY
Homemaking, April 17 - June 13, The Deering Estate, Spring, Miami, FL

2020
Visionaries, Oct 3 – Dec 16, Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkhill, NY

2019
Thisness and Whatness, October 12 – February 8, 2020 Felician University, Rutherford, NJ, Curated by Scott Reeds, catalogu essay by Stephen Maine
Memory Palace, March 1 – 27, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Hastings College, NE, Curated by Young Space

2018
Art Vilnius International Contemporary Art Fair, June 7-10, Sla307 Art Space, Vilnius, Lithuania
Faculty Display Case, Jan 29 – Feb 11, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY
VNO-NYC, Dec 14, 2017 – Jan 4, Sla307 Art Space, New York, NY

2017
The Painted Desert Part II, November 16 - December 24, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY
Making Marks, September 1 – October 15, The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI
Soft Spoken, July 22 - August 14, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Soft Reboot, June 3 - July 23, Proto Gallery, Curated by Rob Ventura, Hoboken, NJ
Smart Dust, Dec 9 - Jan 7, SLA307 Non-Profit Art Space, New York, NY
Flat File Program, Dec 2016 - Nov 2017, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Flat File: Year 4, Dec 9 – 18, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Išeivijos Meninikų Paroda, Oct 29 - Nov 20, The Hangar Gallery South, Santa Monica, CA
The Cooper Union Artist in Residency Exhibition, Aug 3 - 17, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Jurors Range, June 17 - July 17, The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI
Introductions, Jan 15 - Feb 19, Trestle Gallery, Curated by Jim Osman, Brooklyn, NY

2015
The Rebirth of Wonder, June 5 - 7, Bushwick Open Studios 2015, Brooklyn, NY
Moterys Apie Moteris, March 7 - 29, Lithuanian Museum of Art, Lemont, IL
Gallery Gala 17 Invitational, Feb 13 - Aug 8, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
30th Annual Positive/Negative, Feb 1 - March 15, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2014
The Way of the Flesh Part II, Sept 18 - Oct 16, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
ARK, Aug 1 - Sept 28, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Art from the Boros II, June 19 - Aug 9, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
Collector’s Choice 2014, April 23 - May 24, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
Body Language, April 5 - May 17, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by George Herms, Santa Ana, CA

2013
Creatives Rising, October, Long Island City, NY
Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibit, Feb 5 -
March 1, Sarah Silberman Gallery, Montgomery College, MD

2012
Art in Miami-Context, Dec 4 - 9, J. Cacciola Gallery, Miami, FL
The Other New York, Sept 22 - Jan 6, 2013, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Things Are Not What They Seem, April 3 - 28, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
Represent, April 12 - 30, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Re-Placed, March, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
The Figure Now, Feb 11 - 24, BAG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
46th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Feb 14 - May 4, 2012, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

2011
On the Edge: Statements in Black & White, Nov 12 - Jan 30, 2012, S-Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Fishing From the Beach, Nov 12 - 26, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
De-Figuration, Lutheran Church of St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn, NY
2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, April 7 - May 15, SU Art Galleries, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY
Ekphrasis, Mod Melange Exhibition, January, Los Angeles, CA
Kentucky National, Juried Exhibition, Feb 18 - March 13, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY

2010
Syracuse University Faculty Exhibition, XL Space, Syracuse, NY
Means of Connection, Lutheran Church of St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn, NY
Meet & Greet, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Mod Melange Exhibition, July, Los Angeles, CA
Mod Melange Exhibition, April, Factory Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Matrilineage Exhibition, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Selected Works, Feb 23 - March 14, Frances Keevil Art Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
The Figure Now 2010 International Juried Exhibition, February, Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Open Painting 2010 Juried Exhibition, Jan 17 - Feb 5, Maxwell Mays Gallery at the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2009
Fairhaven Mausoleum Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA
Graduate Painting, XL Projects, Syracuse, NY
Drawn In, Works on Paper Exhibition, June 26 - July 4, Frances Keevil Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Drawing, XL Projects, Syracuse, NY
Australian Lithuanian Art Exhibit, Bansktown Town Hall, Sydney, Australia
Graduate Drawing Exhibition, The Wall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
The Nude in Contemporary Art, A National Juried Exhibition, Jan 26 - Feb 25, A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC

2008
Sotto Voce, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Juried Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA
Feminism Rhetoric, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY
MFA Exhibition, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Graduate Painting Exhibition, The Wall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2007
Capturing the Force of Stillness, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Juried Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA
Fine Arts Exhibition, 7 Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
The Romance of Prague, the Glory of Vienna, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA

2006
Passport to China Exhibit, Contemporary Chinese Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Summer LCAD, Hopsings Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
The Light and Splendor of Holland, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA


HONORS + AWARDS

2020                
2020 EU National Institutes for Culture - Cluster Fund Grant 15,000EU Grant for project UN/MUTE, Grant Author + Project Executive Director, Undercurrent NY Partner.

2018                
100 Lietuvos Moteru - Award for top 100 impactful Lithuanian Women in the world today

2016
Artist in Residency at The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

2011
Nancy Jermanovich Award for Work in Drawing, Syracuse University, NY
Joan Mitchell MFA Nominee, Syracuse University, NY

2010-2011
Filisterės Gražinos Musteikytės Grand Scholarship, Vydunas Fund, Lemont, IL
Tuition Scholarship, Syracuse University, NY

2010
Dorthea I. Shaffer Award, Syracuse University, NY

2009-2010
Jerome Solomon Memorial Scholarship, Syracuse University, NY
Tuition Scholarship, Syracuse University, NY

2008-2009
Tuition Scholarship, Syracuse University, NY

2007
Best Thesis Award, Fine Arts, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA
First Place Sculpture, The Pacific Art Foundation, Laguna Beach, CA

2006
Plotkin Award, Peter & Masha Plotkin Memorial Foundation, Lake Forest, CA
Best of Show, The Pacific Art Foundation, Laguna Beach, CA
First Place, Mixed Medium, Santa Ana Art Association, Santa Ana, CA

2003 – 2007
Laguna College of Art & Design Laguna College of Art & Design Merit Scholarship, Laguna Beach, CA


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020
DESIGN MILK, Double Take, Art of Daina Mattis: Flocked Paintings and a Plate Table, by David Behringer, August 25
Family Style, Exhibition Catalogue, High Noon Gallery, Essay by Carla Kessler

2019                
Thisness and Whatness, Exhibition Catalogue, Felician University, Essay by Stephen Maine

2018
ARTNEWS, Be a Body: Shows Around New York Take Up the Materiality of Screen-Based Work, by Rahel Aima, November 29
Vessels, Exhibition Catalogue, High Noon Gallery, Essay by Tom McGlynn
100 Women of Lithuania that all Lithuanians are Proud of! Lithuanianatribune.com, July 6

2017
The Painted Desert, Exhibition Catalogue, High Noon Gallery, Essay by Elena Goukassian.

2016
Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive 2016 Anthology, The Cooper Union
Recommended: “Introductions 2016” at Trestle, Sharon Butler, twocoatsofpaint.com, Jan 26

2015
Fresh Paint Magazine, Dec Ed., Juror, Danielle Krysa – The Jealous Curator
Landing a Job in Academia, Matthew Daub, Professional Artist Magazine, Aug/Sep, pg. 28 - 37

2014
The Way of the Flesh Part II, Exhibition Catalogue, Mt. San Antonio College. Curated by Fatemeh Burnes, Essay by John Seed, Walnut, CA
‘Unis’ at Charles Allis Museum: Unicorns Alive and Well on the East Side, Kat Murrell, shepherdexpress.com, Aug 27
Body Language, Exhibition Catalogue, Curated by George Herms, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2013
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 21, Curated by Dina Deitsch, Senior Curator of deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Daina Mattis, J. Cacciola Gallery, Forward by Jared Linge, New York, NY

2012
The Other New York 2012, Exhibition Catalogue, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2011
On the Edge: Statements in Black and White, S-Cube Gallery, Essay by Peter Frank, Laguna Beach, CA
Fishing From the Beach, Syracuse University, Introduction by David Ross, Curatorial Essay by Bard Curatorial Candidates: Janine Armin, Rachel Cook, Suzy Halajian, and Leora Morinis.
Head of the Class, The Post-Standard, Art, Page 12, Sunday, May 1, 2011, Syracuse NY

2010
Riviera, Modern Luxury Magazine, December, pg. 20 & 74.
Kentucky National 2011 Catalogue, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY

2007
Publication of Senior Thesis Paper, Laguna College of Art & Design: Laguna Beach, CA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH


VISITNG ARTIST/PANELS + CURATORIAL

2021                
Editorial Curator of UN/MUTE – 10002 - website + program TBA ( Feb – May)

2020                
Curator – Patricija Gilyte, Solo Circuit, Oct 23 – Nov 21, Undercurrent, DUMBO, NY
Editorial Curator - 10001 – Virtual Project
Curator - Travis Leroy Southworth, I am a Portrait, Jan 10 – Feb 8, Undercurrent, DUMBO, NY

2019                
Curator - After Light, Oct 3 - Nov 16, Undercurrent, DUMBO, NY
Visiting Artist – The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA

2017                
Visiting Artist – Riverdale Country School, New York, NY
Visiting Artist Lecturer – The University of Dayton, Department of Art & Design, Dayton, OH
Visiting Artist Lecturer – Wright State University, Art & Art History Department, Dayton, OH
Visiting Artist Lecturer – California State University Northridge, Art Department, Northridge, CA
Visiting Artist Lecturer – Arizona State University, The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Visiting Artist – Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Painting, Syracuse, NY

2016                
Lecturer + Workshop Instructor – Sla307 Non-Profit Art Space, November, New York, NY
A.I.R.  + Lecturer - The Cooper Union School of Art Summer Art Intensive, July + August, New York, NY
Juror + Panelist - The Hardy’s 54th Annual Exhibition, June 17th – July 17th, The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI

2014                
Artist Panel - The Way of the Flesh, September 28th, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

2013-2014         
Curator - Flesh and Bone - articulating the human condition, Nov 7th, 2013– Jan 12th, 2014, SU Galleries, Syracuse University, NY

2014 + 2011      
Lecturer – Drawing Conference, Open Figure Drawing, Inc. Westcott Community Center, Syracuse, NY



TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021
Executive Director / Producer of UN/MUTE – 10002 - website + program TBA (Feb – May)
Partners Include: EU Delegation to the UN, Austrian Cultural Forum NY, Consulate General of Belgium in New York (Brussels- Wallonia region), Czech Center New York, Estonian Consulate General in New York, General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, Goethe Institute New York, Arts Council Malta, Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York, Polish Cultural Institute New York, and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York

Part-Time Lecturer -Foundations of Art, spring, Open Campus, Parsons School of Design,   The New School, NY, NY

2020                
Part-Time Lecturer - Drawing/Imaging, fall, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY

2020                
Part-Time Lecturer - Layout/Design, spring, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY
Producer, Art Director, + Editor - 10001, an international six-week virtual project, 10001.undercurrent.nyc

2019                
Part-Time Lecturer - Drawing/Imaging, fall, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY
Part-Time Lecturer -Foundations of Art, fall, Open Campus, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY
Part-Time Lecturer - Drawing/Imaging + Layout/Design, spring, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY

2018                
Part-Time Lecturer - Drawing/Imaging (2 sections each semester), fall + spring, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY  
Commissioned Bronze Sculpture Artist - Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio

2017                
Part-Time Lecturer - Drawing/Imaging, (2 sections), fall, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY

2016                
Adjunct Drawing Instructor, The Cooper Union, Pre-College Outreach Program, New York, NY

2014-15            
Visiting Assistant Professor, Full-Time (3/3 course load, 5 office hours/week, service + NASAD reaccreditation) Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2013-14            
Adjunct Professor, (3/3 course load,1 summer course + NASAD reaccreditation) Syracuse University, Painting Department, Syracuse, NY

2013 - 2015       
Branding Designer/Art & Design Consultant, Vamp Stamp Inc., Los Angeles, CA

2010-2011            
Painting Administrative Assistant, Syracuse University, Painting Department, Syracuse, NY
Instructor of Record, Figure Drawing, Syracuse University, Painting Department, Syracuse, NY

2010                
Adjunct Professor, Drawing I, Syracuse University, Foundation Department, Syracuse, NY                
Adjunct Professor, Figure Drawing, Syracuse University, Painting Department, Syracuse, NY

2009-2010             
Instructor of Record, Figure Drawing, Syracuse University, Painting Department, Syracuse, NY

2009                
Teacher’s Aid, Foundation Drawing, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

2008-2009             
Instructor of Record, Painting and Drawing for Non-Art Majors, Syracuse University, Painting Department, Syracuse, NY

2007- 2008        
Assistant at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts and the Hans G. & Thordis W. Burkhardt Foundation Archives Administrator:  Los Angeles, CA    

2005-2007             
Commissioned Bronze Sculpture Artist, James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center: Laguna Beach, CA

2004-2020          
Graphic Designer/Art Consultant, Red Lion Tavern, Los Angeles, CA