2016 KY Derby Artist/John Mattos
John Mattos is the Official Artist of the 2016 Kentucky Derby® at historic Churchill Downs. Internationally recognized for his retro-inspired graphic images, Mr. Mattos has created a rich, colorful scene as two thoroughbreds charge to the finish line at the 142 Run For The Roses.
Over 100 awards for graphic excellence from various graphic magazines and design organizations including a Gold Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators, Gold from the New York Art Director’s Club and Silver from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators.
Corporate clients include Apple, Adobe ,Microsoft, Oracle, H.P., G.E., Citibank and hundreds more.
Entertainment: MGM/UA, Disney, Coppola/American Zoetrope, David Copperfield, Aerosmith, N.Y. Rangers, S.F. 49ers/NFL Properties
Publishing: Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, Town and Country Reader’s Digest Graphis, Print, C.A.
Institutional projects & consulting for Harvard, Stanford, Art Center College, N.Y.U., Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of the Pacific, Brigham Young University, Utah, and is currently under contract with the United states Parks Service.
1975 BFA/Illustration Art Center College, Pasadena.
John has lectured at. UC Berkeley, Stanford, C.C.A.C., S.V.A. New York. Taught seminars at Chico State and UC Santa Cruz. He has taught Illustration & drawing at De Anza College, Academy of Art University, California College of Arts and Crafts and holds a vocational teaching certificate from the State of California.