Matthew Cummings attended Centre College, in Danville, Kentucky, where he initially studied painting. He was intrigued by the color play and emotive power of the abstract expressionists, particularly that of Mark Rothko. After taking a required elective class in Glassblowing, Matthew found in this new medium the potential to work with color and light in a way that painting could never match. He graduated from Centre in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Glass and Painting, under the tutelage of Stephen Rolfe Powell. After college, Matthew traveled to throughout the country to study firsthand with several expert glassblowers in order to master his craft. In 2011, Matthew earned the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. Currently, he maintains a sculpture studio in Louisville, KY where he produces one-of-a-kind sculptures and paintings about the fragility of perception.