Matthew Egan teaches and practices traditional and digitally assisted printmaking techniques in lithography, screen-printing, and etching. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University within the printmaking area. Prior to his current appointment, he lived in the United Arab Emirates for five years, teaching printmaking and drawing to students representing 79 countries in the School of Architecture and Design at American University of Sharjah. Egan was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking, studying under Professor Daniel W. Dingler and minored in Multi-Media at the University of Windsor in 1997. He received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Drawing in 2000 from the University of South Dakota mentored by the Frogman, Professor Lloyd Menard.
Egan’s work tends to have a dark yet playful quality, each is comprised of collaged elements that are derived from other drawings, sketches, photographs, serving as fictitious moments and fabricated realities. Egan’s prints, drawings, and high-relief handmade paper casts have been exhibited in national and international juried and invitational exhibitions in North America, the Middle East and Europe.