Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Metz attended Otis Parsons to study Life Drawing, Art History, and Art Theory with well-known art critic Dave Hickey, and Painter Carol Caroompas. He graduates in 1990 with a B.F.A. and is primarily interested in figurative work.

A former heroin addiction, Metz admits that recovery had a profound influence on his technique. Recovery forced open his eyes and led his artwork into a new direction.

The artist resides in Los Angeles, California.