Matthew Szösz approaches materials with an innate impulse to alter, build, and investigate. As an artist using glass as his primary medium, he creates performance-based experiments, and the resulting works have been unexpected and boundary-pushing. Says Szösz, “Many of my works start from a basis of ‘un-likeliness.’”
Szösz holds a master’s of fine arts degree in glass, and has held residencies at international institutions, including the Danish Royal Academy; Canberra Glass Works; the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion; Nagoya Institute for the Arts; and Pilchuck Glass School.

In 2011, he was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant and, in 2009, he was awarded the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award. He has exhibited in solo and group shows across the United States and presented Pursuits, a solo exhibition, in Nagoya, Japan. I
n 2012, Szösz was selected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution as one of the top young craft artists in America for the exhibition 40 under 40.