Matteo Pugliese was born in Milan in 1969.
In 1978 his family moved to Sardinia where Matteo lived for the next 12 years.
During this time he developed a strong love for drawing and sculpture and continued his art work without any formal education. After finishing his secondary school studies in classics in Cagliari, he returned toMilan to attend university.
In 1995 he was awarded his degree in Modern literature at the University of Milan with a graduation thesis on Art criticism.
Encouraged by friends, in 2001 he organised and financed his first solo exhibition renting private exhibition space in the centre of Milan. Only 18 months later he held his first “official” exhibition in a gallery in Brera, Milan, and after a few months he held a solo show in Brussels.
Today his works are on permanent display in galleries in Italy and major cities throughout the world: New York, Rome, Hong Kong, London, Antwerp, Lugano and have been shown at some of the most important Italian and international art fairs such as the Hong Kong Art Fair (Hong Kong), ArtFirst (Bologna), Arco (Madrid), and Fiac (Paris).
In recent years his pieces have been sold with considerable success at some of the world’s most prestigious fine art auction houses (Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonham’s, and Dorotheum).
Matteo Pugliese is married with one daughter.
He lives in Milan and Barcelona.