Matt Perez is a Mexican American figurative sculptor who deals with issues concerning the hyper-visibilty minorities experience in places that lack diversity. His sculptures range from textile creatures six inches tall to towering 11 foot figures Perez calls his companions. Perez is a recent graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art, and was a panelist during the 2019 International Sculpture Conference discussion on Sculpture in the Classroom. In the following video interview by Caleb Sayan, Matthew discuses his upbringing, formative influences and experiences, that form his art practice.This interview was recorded by Caleb Sayan as part of Portland Textile Month 2020.