Matt Mitros was born in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Penn State University in 2001 with a BFA, Mitros completed a post-baccalaureate from the University of Illinois and holds an MFA from the University of Washington. Mitros has been an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Archie Bray Foundation, and Red Lodge Clay Center.
In 2008 Mitros was an Artist Trust GAP (Grant for Artist Projects) recipient funded by the City of Seattle. Mitros was selected as a 2013 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly. His work has been featured in Art in America, Art LTD, Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly, Maake Magazine, and City Arts Magazine, as well as the book 500 Figures in Clay. Mitros’ work is in the permanent public collections of the National Museum of Slovenia, Bemidji State University, the Spartanburg Art Museum, the de Young Museum, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, the Fine Arts Museum of Florida State University, and others.