Phone: 022 692 7093
Matthew Gallelli is a self-taught artist from California who explores the interactions between colour and emotion. His primary medium is pastels on the street. A particular focus is expressing the “divine” quality seen in faces. Faces from around the world.
Matthew is fascinated by native cultures and loves collaborative art forms. The piece done on behalf of Creative Tauranga is called "Te Hei Mauri Ora" - “The Breathe of Awakening”. The piece honors the festival of Matariki. This was done collaboratively with a local Maori Artist Iata Marina Peautolu.
Matthew is currently pursuing immigration to New Zealand and living in Otumoetai.