Matt Higgins is an artist and art professor based in Philadelphia, Pa. He earned his BFA from West Chester University and his MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Before switching to painting he studied graphic design for the majority of his undergraduate career. These foundation skills in graphic design still fuel a lot his creative work today but for him, are better translated to paint instead of on the computer screen.
Along with his studio practice he teaches drawing and design courses at a number of institutions including Drexel University, Moore College of Art and Design and Delaware County Community College. Teaching continually reinforces the work he does in his studio and fulfills his desire to give back to the next generation of up and coming artists and designers.