Matt Jacobs was born in Chicago in 1988. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is currently pursuing his MFA at Tyler School of Art. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010. His flexible practice bridges the fields of sculpture, painting, drawing, and design through a unified sensibility. In 2011 he was awarded an artist residency at The Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. His work has been show throughout the United States at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Masonic Lodge, Marfa, TX; The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Marylhurst Univeristy, Portland, OR; and Epsten Gallery in Kansas City, MO. His work has been featured online in Beautiful Decay and It’s Nice That, and cited by The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, and The Kansas City Star. Recently, Jacobs collaborated with Made in Americana, a New York based design group, to produce an edition of artist designed lamps.