Marcela Flórido (b. 1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and her MFA from the Slade School of Art, Yale University. Flórido’s work is a reflection on broader themes of gender, race, and identity through a vibrant representation of feminine figures surrounded by vegetation.
Her work has been widely exhibited in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Flórido attended residencies at The Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), Kaayza (Brazil), Tilleard Projects (Kenya), Mass MoCA (MA), and The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson (VT) and received a 2015 Viridian Artists’ Prize, selected by Lauren Hinkson, senior curator at The Guggenheim Museum. Most recently, Marcela Florido had a solo exhibition, entitled Midnight Bloom, at Ross+Kramer in New York, NY.Download CV