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 capacities of theatre, from 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.
Last fall, 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. In April, she collaborated on the scenic and prop design of Fragmented Frida, a play which premiered at BAM. Her costume and scenic designs were seen this 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, she shared easy, no-sewing required Halloween costume ideas for the 10-18 age demographic. (Check out a video here!) . In the winter months they will release 4 more DIY videos, including one sponsored by Converse Sneakers.
Most recently, she styled music videos for the jazz/funk outfit Too Many Zooz, and R&B singer Emily Thomas, and created original costumes for Chrysalis, an immersive dance piece featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. After designing costumes for the play Hungry, which premiered at the new Tank Theatre in December, she is designing The Rape of Lucretia for Montclair State University's Opera Department.