2017 Daniel Matthews

Daniel Alexander Matthews

Hunter College, City University of New York

Daniel Alexander Matthews of Hunter College, City University of New York, was awarded the 2017 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture. The Fellowship carries a $25,000 stipend.


Daniel Alexander Matthews’ art is informed by experiences of his emigration from Guyana to the United States when he was 13, as well as his interest in classical archaeology. Exploring the artifacts of emigration—including memories as well as objects—Matthews’ work explores the vulnerability and precariousness of those arriving and settling in a new country.