Matthew Krousey received his BFA in ceramics from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Krousey's ceramic vessels and murals have been exhibited locally and internationally, including an exhibition at Sanbao Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China. He is a 2010 Folgelberg Fellowship recipient through Northern Clay Center and a 2014 Jerome Grant recipient. Krousey’s work preserves memories and emotions evoked by the disappearing Minnesota landscape. “This region is being vastly altered by human hands, which is the reason I seek to preserve it upon the durable ceramic surface,” he explains.