Matt Lively earned a BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo, juried and group exhibitions. He has been commissioned for several public art works around Virginia. After teaching at the VCU for 10 years he continued teaching at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School. He is on the Board of 1708 Gallery, is a contributing founding member of Ink Tank Lab, and serves as Art Director of short films and Producer of the documentary "Death". Matt Lively's work is in collections in the U.S, Canada, Europe, Australia and China. Matt Lively was the 2012 recipient of the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts.