Matt Mitros was born in Philadelphia, PA. Upon completing his BFA at Penn State University, he was an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts as well as the Archie Bray Foundation. Mitros completed a post-baccalaureate from the University of Illinois and holds an MFA from the University of Washington. He has taught ceramics and sculpture at the University of Washington, South Seattle Community College, Lakeside Upper School, Kennesaw State University, The University of Alabama, and currently is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University. In 2014 Mitros was a Short-Term Artist-In-Residence at Red Lodge Clay Center and returned there again in 2017.