Dorota Matys

I was raised in a small town near Cracow, Poland called Kety. My deep passion for art, and
design led me to apply to the School of Fine Art in Bielsko-Biala. There I began my training in
fine arts. After immigrating to the US, I earned my BFA in Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute
College of Art in Baltimore. For over 25 years, I have had the privilege to work in the field of art
and design in Connecticut, New York, Florida, and abroad.
I create paintings, commissions and decorative designs. In 2015 I launched The Upper Room
Art Studio, a place for artistic exploration, creative thinking, fine and decorative art making. I
share this special space with local artists and people who find joy in creating in a welcoming