Matthew Perdoni is a San Diego-based artist who originally hails from the woods of New England, where he kicked off his lifelong passion for art through the rigorous study of comic books and graphic arts. While his friends followed the dramatic plots of Batman and Wolverine, Perdoni lost himself in the illustrations, spending hours examining and copying every line and hatch-mark in the visual stories.
Perdoni studied studio art at the University of New Hampshire and then spent four years living and working in Italy, independently studying fine art and participating in the contemporary art scene in Western Europe. Equally inspired by the European street artists as he was the Old Masters, Perdoni’s evolution as an artist quickly spiked and he began to shape his own identity, exploring new processes and techniques in his art practice, leading him back to the States.
Today, Perdoni creates fine art paintings and public artworks in San Diego. His work is heavily illustrative, often exploring stories and themes that resonate in his own life experiences. His most recent series was inspired by a past cross-country train-hopping trip that spawned an entire collection of scenes and characters gathered while riding the rails.
Perdoni has most recently made a home for himself in North County San Diego, where he teaches art at a local elementary school, and works as an independent illustrator and muralist.