Tony Matelli was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is an American sculptor perhaps best known for his work "Sleepwalker". Matelli received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 1993 and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. He lives and works in New York City. He is represented by the Marlborough Gallery and in 2015 had a two-venue solo exhibition in their Chelsea and Broome Street, New York City spaces respectively. He had solo exhibitions at the venture in both 2007 and 2008.