Vita: A Memoir
And the books of Well-Fed Artist Press
In 2019, tired of hearing a former president disparage immigrants, I wrote two blog posts, one about my maternal grandparents who came here from Ortona a Mare on the Adriatic coast of Italy, and the other of my paternal grandparents who came from the area of Naples. What happened next surprised me: I couldn't stop writing. So without really setting out to do so, I wrote a memoir. I called it Vita: Growing Up Italian, Coming Out, and Making a Life in Art.
"Reading Mattera’s memoir was a personal pleasure and a professional revelation."
Exhibition catalogs, viewable at no charge online, are here on the Well-Fed Artist Press page