Mat Ollig is an alumnus of the Accademia di Bella Arti in Florence, Italy. He is also a 2002 graduate from Perpich, and a 2010 painting graduate from MCAD. He is a professional artist working out of his studio in NE Minneapolis. His artwork is part of the permanent collections of the Weisman Art Museum, Code 42, Millennium Hotel, Hyatt Regency, BI Worldwide, and many other public, corporate, and private collections.
Ollig joined the Perpich Board of Directors to ensure that the young creatives of Minnesota will have the same opportunities that have been bestowed to him as a result of attending Perpich. Without Perpich, Ollig believes he would never have been able to become a full-time artist, and it is his hope that others will follow in his path in their pursuit of their dreams.