Matthew Mitros was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Upon completing his BFA in Ceramics at Pennsylvania State University, he was an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN) as well as the Archie Bray Foundation (Helena, MT), and has exhibited work throughout North America and Europe. 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, and is currently a tenure track assistant professor at Kennesaw State University.
In 2008 Mitros was an Artist Trust GAP (Grant for Artist Projects) recipient funded by the City of Seattle. His work has been featured in Art in America, Art LTD, Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly, and City Arts Magazine, as well as the book 500 Figures in Clay and various newspapers.
Mitros currently lives Acworth, Georgia where he maintains his art studio.