Matt Crosby was born and raised in Guelph Ontario. In 2010 he made the decision to study glass at the Haliburton School of the Arts, after a brief experience with the material in Niagara Falls. At Haliburton Matt instantly fell in love with the material and new the decision he made to study glass was well thought out. After completing one semester in Haliburton Matt enrolled in Sheridan College to continue his studies with glass for another three years. During his time at Sheridan College Matt worked hard to develop his hands to become a good glass maker, but worked equally as hard to train his mind to be a strong artist. After his first year at Sheridan Matt recieved a summer residency at the The Red Barns studio in Picton Ontario. This opportunity allowed Matt to further develop his glass skills over the summer, as well as teach classes and work with other artists. During his second year he started to notice a change in his work, it started to become less about the material, and more about himself. At the end of his second year Matt recieved a summer residency at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, which turned into be one of the most important influences on his work to date. During his time at the Harbourfront Centre Matt began working off an idea of two halves. This idea carried onto third year and has been the main focus of his work since. Approaching the very end of his time at Sheridan Matt is about to encounter a major cross road in his life. One thing that is for sure is that no matter where he ends up working he will be working with this material because it is the one thing that has given him a sense of purpose.