He was born Northern Burgenland. From 1983-2002 art studies by professor A. Kornberger in Vienna. In 1991 he studied at the Int. Sommerakademie in Salzburg by professor Martha Jungwirth. In 1993 he was a course instructor Painting and Drawing on the Island Hydra, Greece. The artist also offers painting courses on an ongoing bases in Burgenland, Austria. Works by the artist can be found in the Infeld Collection and the Albertina Vienna, among others – as well as in auction houses in Germany and abroad. Matthias Lidy lives and works in Frauenkirchen, Austria and Gran Canaria.
His paintings can be best described as poetic and expressive. Sculptures, which are almost exclusively made of metal, can be viewed in many public spaces and places.