Maurice Mattei is an artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Locally, he has had work shown at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, among other galleries. Originally from Lucca, Italy, his work stresses both the traditional aspects of art as well as the contemporary. Drawing is the foundation on which the rest of his visual work – photography & design – is based. He is currently finishing work on a series of fine art drawings entitled “Urban Dwellers”.