Matteo Pugliese

(Milano 1969 -)


Matteo Pugliese was born in Milan in 1969, where he lives and works.
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 to Milan 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 a 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 fewmonths he held a solo show in Brussels.

Today his works are on permanent display in galleries in Italy and major cities throughout the world, Rome, Hong Kong, London, Brussels, Lugano and TheHague 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), Miart (Milan), 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, and Pandolfini).
He collaborates with the White Room since 2014.


October 2015, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York

2014 “Gravitas” Barbara nati - Matteo Pugliese - Casa d’Arte Artribù, Roma

2014 “Serenissima Babel” Caffè Florian –piazza San Marco Venezia photo-gallery-iconPHOTO

2013 "Matteo Pugliese-CORAZZE", Fondazione Mudima – Milano

2013 "Passaggi" Imago Art Gallery - Lugano

2013 "Matteo Pugliese-CORAZZE", Fondazione Mudima - Milano

2012-2013 presentazione della scultura in bronzo “Custode Samurai V” presso il MAS, Museum on the river, Anversa, Belgio

2012 MATTEO PUGLIESE: SCULPTURES, Wo-Men in Fine Art, Antwerp - Belgium photo-gallery-iconPHOTO

2012 The summer of the Beetle, Galerie Noordeinde, The Hague, Holland

2011 "Matteo Pugliese-CORAZZE". Casa d’arte Artribù, Rome, Italy (catalogue)

2011 “I Guardiani del Tempo”, Imago Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

2011 “Matteo Pugliese: Out of the Wall", Sculpture Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2010 "Matteo Pugliese - From the wall and further tales". Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong (catalogue) photo-gallery-icon PHOTO

2010 "La profondità nel segno: Demetz, Galliani, Pugliese”, Casa d'Arte Artribù, Rome, Italy

2010 "HEROES" Matteo Pugliese . Galerie Noordeinde, The Hague, Holland

2009 “Sublimazioni, Demetz, Ottieni, Pugliese”, Casa D'Arte Artribù, Rome, Italy

2009 "Through Light and Space: Giorgio Morandi & Matteo Pugliese",Imago Art Gallery, London, UK ( catalogue) photo-gallery-icon PHOTO

2008 "Matteo Pugliese e Walter Trecchi" Galerie Noordeinde. The Hague, Holland

2007 “Matteo Pugliese, Sculptures”. Filip Kesteloot Sculpture Gallery, Brussels , Belgium

2007 "Matteo Pugliese & Martin Palottini", Galerie Noordeinde, The Hague, Holland

2006 "Extra Moenia", Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (catalogue)

2006 "Contraria-mente" solo exhibition, Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano (Siena), Italy

2006 “ Matteo Pugliese” Galleria Pittura Italiana, Milano, Italy (catalogue)

2006 "De Ontsnapping: M.Pugliese, A. Smirnof, Sokia, Galerie Noordeinde, The Hague, Holland

2005. “Matteo Pugliese- Sculptures”, Palazzo comunale di San Lorenzo al Mare (IM), Italy

2005 “Extra Moenia”. Galleria Gagliardi , Taormina (Messina), Italy

2004 "Matteo Pugliese & M.M. Gautier", Filip Kesteloot "Sculpture Gallery". Brussels , Belgium

2004: "Freedom" Solo exhibition, Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano (Siena), Italy

2004 “Flight from the wall” , solo exhibition. Filip Kesteloot "Sculpture Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)

2003 “Matteo Pugliese, sculture: 1998-2003”, Galleria "Il Castello", Milan, Italy (catalogue)

2002 "Matteo Pugliese- Sculptures ", Orea Malià, Milan, Italy

2001 “Extra Moenia, Matteo Pugliese ”, McCann-Erickson , Milan, Italy (catalogue)