Matt received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999, a Master of Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Northern Iowa in 1997, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1995. His professional experience spans more than fifteen years as a studio artist. He has exhibited his work in well over two hundred exhibitions. His work has been recognized by numerous grants, awards and residencies, including residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, Penland School of Crafts and at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. He has taught at several universities including Wichita State University, Appalachian State University, Hartford Art School, and Ohio University. Matt Kelleher is currently an assistant professor at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.