Matthew Huntley was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1993. He studied oil painting at the Herron School of Art and Design, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016. In 2017, he studied under oil painters Donato Giancola, Greg Manchess, Rebecca Guay, Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell at the Illustration Master Class in Amherst, Massachusetts. In his current practice, he combines childhood nostalgia for shows like Power Rangers, Powerpuff Girls, and Megas XLR with his love of Baroque and 19th century academic art, and he uses traditional materials to create large-scale narrative paintings of gigantic heroines and monsters. Inspired by memories of growing up in a dysfunctional household, his paintings explore non-traditional gender roles and femininity. He currently lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana.