Born and bred in Wilmington, Delaware, Matsy moved to New York City in 2010 to study at Pace University. While in school, she had the privilege of working in various aspects of design - from costume designing, wardrobe supervising and stitching, to prop design and stagecraft. She also took advantage of Pace's visual art and art history programs, taking numerous classes in drawing, mixed media, art history, theory and painting. Once out of school, she utilized the wide range skills she learned in her classes and broadened her horizons to include event design, scenic work, and styling for both fashion, and various bands in the NYC music scene. She strives to collaborate creatively in her work both onstage and in other settings.
In 2016, she costume designed a feature length horror film with James Franco and Rabbit Bandini as executive producers, it is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2018. Her costume and scenic designs were seen this past summer in the immersive play, A Ribbon About A Bomb on Governors Island. For this show, she collaborated with fashion brand Nineteenth Amendment to select designer garments to be featured on various actors as part of an exclusive partnership in association with New York Fashion Week.
Matsy's love of fashion, sewing, and crafting led her to spend a year as the content intern for DIY lifestyle blog P.S. I Made This. After that came to an end, she worked as the fashion editor for the online magazine Muse Print for the entirety of its short-lived publication. She is the co-owner of @MatsyRad, an instagram storefront with partner Rebeca Rad. The shop not only operates online, but offers personal shopping services and hosts live bazaars. She also creates digital content for Seventeen Magazine's video series Fashion to DIY For. All through October of 2017, she shared easy, no-sewing required Halloween costume ideas for the 10-18 age demographic. (Check out a video here!) . In the following months they have released many more DIY videos, including one sponsored by Converse Sneakers.
Most recently, she styled a music video for the jazz/funk outfit Too Many Zooz (view it here!) and created original costumes for Chrysalis, an immersive dance piece featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. In June, she remounted the musical SUDS - an interactive, multi-sensory performance for differently-abled children, at A.R.T. in Cambridge, Mass. At the end of July, she wrapped a feature film she designed called A Case of Blue.
From August-October, she will be showcasing an installation art piece as part of Exquisite Corpse Company's Memory House on Governor's Island. Following that, she will be designing Peter and the Starcatcher at the new Argyle Theatre in Long Island, and the world premiere of the Bernard Pomerance play Spinoff at the Riverside Theatre in Manhattan. In late September, her designs will be seen at the annual Tennessee Williams' Festival in Provincetown.
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