Summa cum Laude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 2003.
Professional painter since 1997. Since 1998 he teaches drawing and painting at local schools in Emilia Romagna.
To the present day he has exhibited in a multitude of collective and solo exhibitions, events and art fairs in cities such as:
Bologna, Firenze, Parma, Piacenza, Milan, Budapest, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Shangai, London …
His works belong to public and private collections in:
Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Holland, Hungary, United States and Australia.
His favourite means of expression is oil painting performed on any media. Always interested in figuration, he alternates classical solidity with pictorial/gestural liquefaction.
Characterized by a full-bodied and inquisitive painting, at times intimate, Matteo does not renounce more or less explicit surreal-metaphysical situations and suggestions .
Since 2012 he also deals with comics and illustration.
In the spring of 2015 he published the first volume of his comics character : Detective J.W.Wiland (he created it in 2012 all by himself: subject, stories, dialogue and drawings)now on the threshold of publication of the fifth volume of the saga.
In 2016 he founded Nannini Editore : editorial brand and online portal relating to comics and graphic design. In the same year he opened a comics seminar for beginners at the Cento’s handicraft school .
Collaborate with other newspapers and publishers; since 2020 he is a founding member of the SmokeLand press.