Rodrigo Mateo


Mastrius Artist Mentor

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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Graphite Art
SPECIALTY: ✔ Critiques, ✔ Composition, ✔ Tonal Values

Rodrigo Mateo (b. 1984) is originally from Buenos Aires Argentina and emigrated to the United States in 1998 where he received a B.A. in photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He graduated from Grand Central Atelier four year training program in 2012 under Jacob Collins and then continued private studies with Michael Klein in New York and Paul Ingbretson in New Hampshire.

Rodrigo exhibits regularly with Williams Fine Art Dealers, Collins Galleries, Cooper & Smith and Eleven Street Arts. His work has also been exhibited at Still Point Arts Gallery and Robert Simon Fine Arts in New York City.

Awards and honors include three years at the Hudson River School Fellowship for Landscape; La Napoule Art Foundation scholarship in France and Decorative commissions for the C.S. Lewis Institute in Ohio.

Rodrigo is a painting instructor at Grand Central Atelier concentrating on the copying of old masters figure painting, drawing and still life. He currently resides in Long Island City, New York.

Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth


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Specialty: ✔ Critiques, ✔ Composition, ✔ Tonal Values



Colour and Composition


Studio Setup for Art Production


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching How to Self Critique


Technique Demos


Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist


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Artwork by Grahame Booth


2007 Graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz, Bachelor of Science in Photography

2013 Grand Central Academy, Four Year Program

2010 Hudson River Fellow

2019-2021 Summer Intensive with Artist Paul Ingbretson


2019 Chateau La Napoule Summer Residency. La Napoule, France

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