Mateo Galvano is engaged with abstraction and its relationship to lyric texts and other forms. He uses painting, drawing, sculpture, digital arts, writing, sound and installation to foment conceptual themes that inform the images and objects he makes. His multimedia studio and exhibition practice reflects a position of experimentation with ideas and strategies of display. In Galvano’s approach, the landscape reveals a condition of damage and regeneration, which parallels the traumatized body in search of healing.
Galvano’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at locations including Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mainsite Contemporary in Norman, Oklahoma, Muse Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, Box Gallery in Santa Fe and Aumonerie Saint Jacques in Gordes, France. He has participated in group shows at Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City, Site Santa Fe, Northeastern University in Boston, Kennedy Museum of Art in Athens, Ohio, University of North Carolina in Asheville, The Chicago Printmaker’s Collective and many other venues. Galvano holds an MFA in Painting + Drawing as well as a BFA and a Certificate of Museum Studies from Ohio University. His work is included in national and international private collections. Recent awards include residency fellowships at Jentel Foundation, Willapa Bay AiR, and Ucross Foundation.