Artist

MARCELA FLÓRIDO

Born in 1988, and based in New York. In 2008, a student at Escola de Belas Artes/UFRJ, she was selected for a scholarship at the Foundation in Arts and Design at Central Saint Martins in London, joining the course at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in London , where she graduated in 2013. She was then selected by the Yale School of Art, USA, where she completed her master’s degree in painting from 2013 to 2015.

A year ago, Marcela Florida set her studio in an industrial warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, which she shares with fifteen other artists, giving continuity to a practice she has always cherished: conviviality and exchange of information and criticism with friends of the trade. The place houses all the ateliers and provides a coexistence of ideas in the immersive and solitary practice of painting. She maintains constant contact with the friends of the three cities in which she has professional ties: Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, and since 2013 corresponds with Anita Schwartz, who keeps a close eye on her trajectory.

More about the artist: www.marcelaflorido.com

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