Matej Čepin was born in 1977 in Celje. He has presented his work at numerous independent (KiBela, MMC KIBLA, Maribor, The Wondrous Gardens of Mrs R., 2015; Murska Sobota Gallery, Where Are We Now, 2016; Likovni salon Gallery, Celje, Para-Noir, 2016; Mihelič Gallery, Ptuj, Owls Are Not What They Seem, 2015; Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, A Nice Day, Isn’t It, 2013; Plevnik-Kronkowska Gallery, La Notte, 2015; Billet House Gallery, Winter, 2015, and The Return, 2019; St Anna am Aigen (Austria), King in Yellow, 2015 etc.) and group exhibitions (Piran City Gallery, Murska Sobota Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Arts Celje, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, Slovenj Gradec, MIG 21 / KIBLA PORTAL, Maribor, Pogled 8 at Lamut’s Art Salon, Kostanjevica na Krki, etc.). For his creative work, he has received several awards and prizes, among them the second prize at the 4th Biennial of Small-Size Paintings in Ljutomer in 2006 and the Grand Prize of the international painting event Ex–tempore in Piran in 2009 and 2013. He has been nominated for the Grand Prize four times (2008, 2009, 2013 and 2016). He lives and works in Celje.