Colombian-born (1992), Miami-raised, Mateo is a photo-based artist. A fascination of human interaction and the pursuit of the idea that we can all get along are what drives Mateo to capture life through the lens. Holding true to the idea that process is more important than product, his focus is bestowed on conversing with passionate individuals and the environment that surrounds him, thus producing images that leave the viewer with more questions than answers.
His work has been exhibited in MOCA, Miami Dade College Gallery, New World Gallery, Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation, Mindy Solomon Gallery and Swenson Gallery. Mateo received his Associate in Arts from Miami Dade College and his BFA from University of Florida through New World School of the Arts. He is currently doing a one-year residency at the Bakehouse Art Complex.