Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Matthew Groves, M.A.

Title/s:  Associate Professor of Fine Arts in Sculpture & Ceramics; Interim Faculty Coordinator of Sculpture & Ceramics

Office #:  Ralph Arnold Annex 207

Phone: 773.508.2690

Email: mgroves1@luc.edu


Matthew Groves is a Chicago-based artist and educator. He has taught Sculpture & Ceramics full-time in the Division of Fine Arts at Loyola University Chicago since 2009. He became Associate Professor in 2016 and served as Director of Fine Arts from 2016-2019.

Matthew maintains an active studio practice and has participated in many national and regional competitions at institutions with a record of presenting artists of international status, including the Chicago Cultural Center (IL), the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (ID), the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (MI), and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX).

Matthew’s work is represented in publications including ‘The New Age of Ceramics’ by the Ginko Press Inc. Groves lectures publicly about his historical research and studio practice. His work can be found in private and public collections such as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum NY, NY.

Matthew also has 25 years of experience teaching part-time, in England, Italy, and the United States, employed by many institutions including; Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy; Reading College of Art and Design, U.K.; Bath School of Art and Design, Bath, Avon, U.K; Staffordshire University, U.K.; University of Wolverhampton, U.K.; University of the Arts, London, Camberwell College of Art, U.K.; Columbia College, Chicago;  Ox-Bow School of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received the Faculty of the Year Award in 2005. 

Concurrent with his teaching and research, Groves has 20 years of professional experience as a model/mold maker for the fine and applied arts industry and as a production specialist in the museum and higher education industries.


M. A., Royal College of Art (Kensington Gore, London, U.K)
B. A. Honors, Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent, U.K)

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
  • International Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN)
  • College Art Association (CAA)

Selected Publications

The New Age of Ceramics, Gingko Press Inc.