Mexican, American. Born and raised in Mexico City. Lives between Brooklyn and Mexico City.

Education:

2009–2012         MFA, Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY.
1996–2000         BA, Synoptic Major of Fine Arts & Political Science. Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Site-specific Commissions:   
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, Menlo Park, CA – Metadata, 22’ x 78’ x 2’, permanent sculptural installation for Frank Gehry-designed Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  Completed May 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.

Selected Exhibitions:
2018                  Solo show at Sapar Contemporary, Tribeca, NY
2018                  Nascent, solo show at Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI
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,
                           Brooklyn, NY
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,  
                          Washington, D.C.
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,
                          OH

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

Artist Residencies:
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

Lectures: 
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