Rodrigo Mateo is an emerging artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied at the University of New York, New Paltz earning a degree in photography before continuing on to complete the 4 year painting program at the Grand Central Academy in New York where he now lives and works. A keen eye for composition and painterly style combine to make his work uniquely beautiful.
2011 The Classical Ideal, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, group show. NY, NY
2012 Hudson River School, group show. Jackson, New Hampshire
2013 Hudson River School, group show. Jackson, New Hampshire
2014 Eleven Street Arts, Inaugural Group Show. Long Island City, NY
2015 Eleven Street Arts, Ai Fiori, group show. Long Island City, NY
2015 Eleven Street Arts, Still Life Show. Long Island City, NY
2015 Old Bowery Station, A Fresh Palette, group show. New York, NY
2015 Union League Club, Wellness in the Schools, group show. NY, NY
2015 Salmagundi Club, C.S. Lewis Institute, New York City Preview, group show. NY, NY
"I am interested in investigating what could be fundamentally true to us as a species; do we all carry the vestiges of shared experience? Why can people respond to a beautiful sunset and find meaning in it? I want to explore these common responses to experiences and events that a lot of us can agree are meaningful, or at least worthy of our attention. Fundamentally, art is about understanding ourselves and by extension, helping others attain clarity."