Mateo, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, creates abstract art that merges organic forms with swirls, earthly textures with exotic surfaces. She favors warm colors of the spectrum, such as vivid oranges and reds, and specializes in blending colors and textures, while avidly exploring new techniques to load her surfaces with character.
She is currently based in Miami. From 2002 through the summer of 2016, she lived in Asia, in Thailand and China, where she held solo and group exhibits and participated annually in art festival and workshops. In addition toThailand and China, She has exhibited in Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Spain and Turkey. She held a solo show in the Dominican Republic’s premier artist colony, Altos de Chavon in La Romana.