MAG, a native of New York, honed his craft of painting/sculpting/sketching in the cultural chaos of the 1970’s five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island). These stomping grounds became his playgrounds where the subways, parks, rooftops, alleys, The Hudson River, and New Jersey’s Palisades provided him with inspiring fresh new canvases to develop his love for expression through his art.
"I absorbed it into my blood, hands and mind. It is like any other type of artist who submerses themself with their craft... be it a guitarist, composer, pianist, or poet, it becomes a part of you and then you get to translate it to something tangible" -MAG
MAG decided to take a break from the creative life when his heart was called to serve our country. He enlisted in the Air Force where he served Stateside as well as Germany and Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He still has a deep love for our troops and has created some breathtaking art honoring those who have served and many that we have lost.
Upon his entering back into the civilian world, he picked up right where he left off. This time, his focus shifted to customizing wearable apparel. He started by creating items for friends and family. Before he knew it, his custom Chucks had caught the attention of the entertainment industry. It was all uphill from there. He has been commissioned by some of music royalty to create personalized works of art. His products have been featured in music videos, film, sci-fi circles, and national ad campaigns for music artist.
MAG’s business now includes an online boutique where everyone has access to create and purchase items personalized just for them. MAG takes great pride in giving his customers unique items they can treasure for a lifetime!
MAG still lives in the state that has always held his heart. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Gina, a professional photographer, and the love of his life. They have been married for 21 years and are looking forward to many more to come.
Their world centers around their four children, Gabrielle, Matthew Jr., Nicole and Joey (and Tank, their adopted English Bulldog). Their daughter, Gabrielle, also an artist, is a junior at a world-renowned art college in Manhattan. She's a gifted artist following in her dad's footsteps.
MAG's bio was written by Alyson Reeves.
We want to thank Alyson for writing such an amazing bio for MAG.