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Matteo Pericoli was born in Milan, where he graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture.
He moved to New York in 1995, where he has worked as an architect, illustrator, author, journalist, and teacher. From 1997 to 2000 he worked at the architectural firm Richard Meier & Partners as the project architect for the Jubilee Church in Rome.
His drawings have been published in various newspapers and magazines, both in the US and in Europe - including, among others, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, La Stampa, and Pagina99 for which he regularly contributes. For over two years, his monthly column Finestra sull'Italia has appeared in Bell'Italia magazine, which is now hosting his Borghi disegnati monthly column. He has written for the Italian newspapers L'Unità and La Stampa.
In 2007 he completed Skyline of the World, a 397-foot-long panoramic mural for American Airlines' new International Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
He has taught architecture and illustration at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY, and is now living with his wife and daughter in Turin, Italy, where he held a Visiting Professorship at the Polytechnic of Turin, Faculty of Architecture and where he worked on his latest projects on London and Turin.
He has taught his "Laboratory of Literary Architecture", among other places, at Columbia University in New York; at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; at the National Taiwan University in Taipei; at the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, Italy; at High Schools in Maryland, California, Oklahoma and Turin, Italy; at the creative writing school Scuola Holden, Turin; and at the Theater Department of Southwestern University, Texas.
Other than in the US, his books have been published in the United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.

In Progress
The Literary Architecture series has been featured in The Paris Review Daily since May 2016 and, until December 2016, also in the Italian national newspaper La Stampa. As of February 2017, the Italian series has been featured in the Italian weekly Pagina99.
The Milan Skyline: A 9-foot-long drawing to be installed on an 80-foot-long mural in Milan. More info to come.

Published Work:

As cidades invisíveis - Drawings for a new edition of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities (Companhia Das Letras, Brasil, 2017)
The Divina Commedia - A single drawing of the entire cosmology of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso (Loescher Editore, Turin, 2016)
Windows on the World: 50 Writers, 50 Views
series: The New York Times Op-Ed page, August 2010 - August 2011; The Paris Review Daily, January 2012 - current
book: Penguin Press, 2014 - EDT (Italy), 2015 - Maumsanchack (South Korea), 2016 - Marco Polo Press (Taiwan), 2016
London for Children (Macmillan Children's Books, Summer 2012)
London Unfurled (Picador, London, Fall 2011)
London Unfurled App for iPad (Pan Macmillan, London, Fall 2011)
Un anno alla finestra: Torino, 53 viste sull'Unità d'Italia (series: La Stampa, March 2010 - March 2011; book: Allemandi & C., April 2011)
[One Year at the Window: Turin, 53 Views on Italy's Unification]
The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York (Simon & Schuster, November 2009)
Tommaso and the Missing Line (Knopf for Young Readers, December 2008)
World Unfurled (Chronicle, 2008)
Manhattan Unfurled (Random House, 2001)
Manhattan Within (Random House, 2003)
See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled (Knopf for Young Readers, 2004)
The True Story of Stellina (Knopf for Young Readers, 2006)
New York e altri disegni (Quodlibet, IT, 2005).
New York, Line by Line, Illustrations by Robinson, foreword by Matteo Pericoli (Universe, October 2009).


La Grande Invasione literary festival, Ivrea (Italy), "Windows on the World", "Windows on New York", and "Manhattan Unfurled", June 2016
Tricromia International Art Gallery, Rome (Italy), "Finestre sul mondo", November 29, 2015 - February 20, 2016
Spazio 515 Creative Shop, Turin (Italy), "Windows on the World", November 8 - 21, 2014
Casa dei libri, Milan (Italy), "Finestre di scrittori", November 27 - December 6, 2012
PM Gallery and House, Pitzhanger Manor-House, Ealing (West London), "London Unfurled", July 10 - September 2, 2012
Ca' Foscari University, Venice (Italy), "Drawings from Within", May - July 2012
A.R.T.e.s. Galerie Forschungsschule, Cologne (Germany), "Drawings from Within", January - April 2012
Festival America 2010 in Vincennes, Paris, September 23 - 26, 2010
Basilica of S. Alessandro in Fiesole, Florence (Italy), “New York e altri disegni,” April 2005 - July 2005
XXXVIII Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo, Monaco, June 2004 - July 2004
The New Yorker Magazine, New York City, “The Geometry of Light” (group exhibit), February 2004 - March 2004
Municipal Art Society, New York City, “Manhattan Within,” December 2003 - January 2004
Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy, November 2003 - December 2003
New-York Historical Society, New York City, “Manhattan Unfurled,” October 2001 - January 2002
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò of NY University, New York City, “Manhattan Unfurled & other works,” December 1999 - January 2000
Italian Cultural Institute, New York City, “Manhattan Unfurled,” October 1999


Mellon Visiting Artist, Columbia University, New York City, Spring 2013
Drawing and Architecture Teacher, Scuola Holden (Turin, Italy), 2009-2014
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Polytechnic School of Turin (Italy), 2010
Architecture and Illustration Teacher, Saint Ann's School (Brooklyn, NY), 2004-2008
Adjunct Professor, New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture (New York), 2001


AIGA, Borders Group, Inc. (nomination for “2006 Original Voices Award”), Cooper-Hewitt - National Design Awards (nomination for “Architecture Design Award”), Gryphon Award, Municipal Art Society (nomination for “Brendan Gill Award”), NY Book Show, NY Bookbinders Guild, NY Public Library, Pewter Award, Society of Illustrators.


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