B.A. Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
M.F.A. Studio Painting, University of Texas, Austin
2010-2017: Mateo shut down his studio and destroyed all of his work to rethink the role of art in the world and his role and purpose as an artist. He traced his family roots through Spain, Central America and Puerto Rico. Read more about this in his artist statement and bio.
2005 Buckwild Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2020 “Night Visions Gallery MOCA L.I.ghts”, MOCA Long Island, Patchogue, Long Island, NY
"Rituals of Resistance", The Urban Collective & Nasty Women, New Haven, CT
"Hoarders House", Field Projects Gallery, NY, NY
2003 “Young Latino Artists”, MexicArte Museum, Austin, Texas
2002 The Project Room, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
2001 “New American Talent", curated by Jerry Saltz, Jones Contemporary Art Center, Austin, TX
2000 “22 to Watch”, Austin Museum of Art
Minority Fellowship Award, University of Texas Austin 1997
Merit Award, University of Texas Austin 1999
Hyperallergic, 2020, “A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine”
Hartford Courant, 2020, “Rituals of Resistance”
Arts Council Greater New Haven, 2020, “In Year Four, Nasty Women Returns To Its Roots”
Austin American Statesman, 2000, "22 to Watch"
Austin Chronicle, 2000, "Behind the Storage Unit Door"