American, born and raised in Mexico City. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
2009- 2012 MFA, Painting, Hunter College, NY, NY.
1996- 2000 B.A, Synoptic major of Fine Arts and Political Science. Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2000
2016 La Primera Raíz, Solo show at Galería Quinientos Cincuenta, Mexico City, Mexico.
2016 Material Cultures, Group show at BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 Warp and Weft, Solo show at Praxis Gallery, NY, NY,
2016 Manna-hatta, 25' x 20' Permanent sculptural installation at The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Sculptural Paintings, Solo show at The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY
2014 Barriococo, British Society of American Art, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Do You See the Picture? Praxis Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2014 Red Meander, 58’ x 11’ Permanent Sculptural installation as part of the art collection of the American Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico
2014 Cloaked and Revealed: Sculptural Paintings by Marela Zacarias. Solo Show. Brattleboro Museum. Brattleboro, VT
2014 Redux Trois, CCSU Art Gallery, New Britain, CT
2013 After the Object, Y Gallery, NY, NY
2013 Supple Beat, Solo show as part of the Raw/Cooked series, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Azimuth, Willowell Foundation, Bristol, VT
2012 Clean Up, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2012 Hunter MFA Thesis Show, Times Square Gallery, NY, NY
2011 S-Files Biennial, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY
2011 Colorforms, Praxis International Gallery, Miami, Fl
2010 Colorforms, Praxis International Gallery, NY, NY
2010 Curate NY, Rush Arts Gallery, NY, NY
2010 Weaving In and 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
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’. Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC
2001 Columbia Heights Community Mural. 140’ x 15’. Commissioned by the Latin American Youth Center. Washington DC
2001 Horn Gallery for the Arts, 10’ x 10’. Kenyon College. Gambier, OH.
Sept 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
Awards and Accomplishments:
2013 Included in Art 21 New York Close Up Series with the following short documentaries: Marela Zacarias's Great Expectations, 2016; Marela Goes Big & Goes Home, 2014; Marela Zacarias's Work Finds a Good Home, 2013.
2012 Richard Marnin Kaye Award- Given to one MFA graduating student for his/her accomplishment in the Hunter MFA Thesis Show