Matthew King grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2014, where he also worked as the Gallery Assistant at the Schnormeier Gallery. Matthew won a number of art scholarships before graduating. Since then, he has done artist residencies at both Second Site Studio and Open Wabi, as well as participated in a number of group and solo shows. A selection of his poems have appeared in Penmarks Literary Journal. Matthew currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and dog, and works as a carpenter alongside painting and writing.