Matthew John Larson earned his BFA from the University of Utah in 2007, and his MFA from the Utah State University in 2011. He studied drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Goteburg, Sweden. He was born in Page, Arizona. He was raised in Orange County, in Southern California until the age of 18. Much of his time was spent surfing and making Art. He has lived in Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Fance, Sweden, and now resides in Utah.