Mexican, American. Born and raised in Mexico City. Lives between Brooklyn and Mexico City.
2009–2012 MFA, Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY.
1996–2000 BA, Synoptic Major of Fine Arts & Political Science. Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA – Untitled permanent sculptural installation for International Arrival Facility in Seattle, Washington. Five sculptures of 50’ x 5’ x 3’. Estimated completion September 2019.
Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA – The Spiral, 22’ x 78’ x 2’, permanent sculptural installation for Frank Gehry-designed Facebook offices in Menlo Park, California. Completed October 2018.
William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Mannahatta, 25’ x 20’ x 3’, permanent sculptural installation. Completed September 2017.
VIACOM, New York, NY – Echoing Forms, Temporary sculptural installation commission and exhibition for Art at Viacom. Completed February 2017.
Art In Embassies, U.S. State Department – Red Meander, 11’ x 58’ x 3’, permanent sculptural installation at the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. Completed July 2014.
Willowell Foundation, Bristol, VT – Azimuth, 60’ x 60’, permanent outdoor sculpture using recycled silos. Completed October 2012.
2018 Coatlicue’s Return, solo show at Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI
2018 Street of Many Corners, solo show at Sapar Contemporary, Tribeca, NY
2017 Sunday Painter, group show at the Laundry Mat exhibition space, Miami, FL
2016 La Primera Raíz, solo show at Quinientos Cincuenta, Mexico City, Mexico
2016 Material Cultures, group show at BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Warp and Weft, solo show at Praxis Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Doppelstandar: On View, Group show at 103 Allen St, New York, NY
2015 Sculptural Paintings, Solo show at The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY
2014 Barriococo, group show at British Society of American Art, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Do You See the Picture? Group show, Praxis Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2014 Cloaked and Revealed: Sculptural Paintings by Marela Zacarias, solo show at the
Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
2014 Redux Trois, Group show at CCSU Art Gallery, New Britain, CT
2013 After the Object, Group show at Y Gallery, Soho, NY
2013 Supple Beat, Solo show as part of Raw/Cooked series, Brooklyn Museum,
2012 Clean Up, Group show at Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2012 Hunter MFA Thesis Show, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2011 S-Files Biennial, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
2011 Colorforms, Group show, Praxis International Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 Colorforms, Group show, Praxis International Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2010 Curate NY, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Weaving In & Out (Curated by Museo del Barrio and No Longer Empty) Tapestry, East Harlem, NY
2010 Resonance, Rabittholestudio, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Mural as a Mirror, Charter Oak Gallery, Hartford, CT
2008 Imprints, Student Union Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2007 48 hours, Installation show for 1st Night Hartford, Hartford, CT
2007 Be our Guest, Broad Street Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Selected Mural Commissions:
2010 Cinta, 50’ x 10’. Chejbal, Guatemala
2010 Color Nourishment 35’ x 48’. Commissioned by Green Street Arts Center of
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2010 Conquest, 20’ x 10’. Commissioned by University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2010 La Marcha, 61’ x 15’. Oaxaca, Mexico
2009 Asalto, 75’ x 10’. Commissioned for the movie Asalto al Cine, Mexico City
2009 For the Free Movement of People, 20’ x 8’. Commissioned by Charter Oak
Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2008 Connections, 240’ x 10’. Commissioned by the town of Farmington, CT and
Farmington High School
2007 The Future is Ours, 50’ x 20’. Commissioned by the North Oak Community
Center, New Britain, CT
2006 No walls Between Workers, 30’ x 20’. Alexandria, VA
2005 La Paloma Sabanera, 20’ x 15’. Commissioned by the Hartford Commission for
the Arts, Hartford, CT
2002 Our Heritage, 32.7’ x 7.9’. Commissioned by the Corcoran School of Art,
2001 Columbia Heights Community Mural. 140’ x 15’. Commissioned by the Latin
American Youth Center, Washington, D.C.
2001 Horn Gallery for the Arts, 10’ x 10’. Commissioned by Kenyon College, Gambier,
Public and Private Collections:
Facebook HQ; Seattle Tacoma International Airport; VIACOM HQ; William Vale, Art in Embassies, US State Department of State; Willowell Foundation; Fundación Canaria para el Desarrollo de la Pintura; Sayago and Pardon Collection; Over 100 private collectors in the US, Mexico, London and Spain
Sept–Oct 2013 Willowell Foundation, Bristol, VT
July 2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2009–2010 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2003–2005 Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
2001–2002 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
Wesleyan College, 2015; Brooklyn Museum; 2013; Hunter College, 2012; University of Connecticut, 2011; Trinity College, 2011; Hampshire College, 2009; Saint John’s College, 2009; Central Connecticut University, 2006