Matthew Baye was born and raised in Nebraska, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film) in Design and Technical Production with an emphasis in Lighting.
Matthew moved to Chicago and worked professionally in theater, dance, entertainment, television, and corporate events. He left Chicago and chose to pursue architectural lighting at California Institute of the Arts as a potential MFA Graduate of 2017. Outside of graduate school he worked at Vortex Lighting as a Studio Assistant and Draftsman, on Made LA as a Draftsman and Renderer, and as a Lighting Assistant Intern at the LA Opera. He currently works at CalArts as an electrician and TMB working in Technical Support on architectural, theater, and entertainment equipment as he nishes his master’s degree in May of 2017.