Drew Matott received his MFA in Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College-Chicago and his BFA in Printmaking from the Buffalo State College. He co-founded the Green Door Studio, People's Republic of Paper, the Combat Paper Project, BluSeed Paper Mill, Free Your Mind Press, and Peace Paper Project.
Drew divides his time between teaching at colleges, doing art residencies, and facilitating Peace Paper. He has taught Photography and Contemporary Printmaking at North Country Community College, and Papermaking courses at the Community College of Vermont, Massachusetts College of Art and Edgewood College. Since 2009, he has taught and exhibited internationally and completed numerous artist residencies. Currently he lives in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.