Cellist, pianist, artist, speaker, author, and 9x marathoner. Matthew I. Growney has experimented with various forms of creativity for most of his life. Whether he is performing a chamber strings concert in Vienna, contributing to entrepreneurship books with MIT, sharing the podium at the prestigious TTII/Vanguard Conference in Berlin, or painting after trips to Shanghai, Matthew has always balanced a disciplined work ethic with being a creative. He has supported arts organizations over the past twenty years including the Miami Symphony Orchestra and the Umbrella Center for the Arts.

Matthew has also worked with some of the world's most creative brands, designers and artists including PUMA, ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INTEL, LEVIS, SWAROVSKI, RHUDE, KITSUNE, AMI, NO SESSO, CASETIFY, COLLINA STRADA, Maggie Stephenson, Trevor Andrew, and Vic Garcia. His work has included project management, creative direction, art direction, event production, and various creative projects in support of communities, equality, and justice.

Matthew also wrote and published the LOST LETTERS art book during the COVID pandemic. It is an unreleased passion project that allowed him to explore how to artistically share a collection of playful letters that his mother stored for over forty years. The idea of an art book came to life and it has taken the best of three years to complete. He looks forward to sharing more of his personal work through his creative arm, Thermal Studios. Matthew currently resides in Miami where he is also a professor at the Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion and Design.

IG: @iamgrowney