Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall


Visual artist Marela Zacarias will discuss her work, which combines painting and sculpture, and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Ms. Zacarias' wall and free-standing sculptures are constructed from window screens and joint compound, and painted with original patterns and geometric, abstract shapes.

Most recently, Ms. Zacarias completed a 58' x 11' permanent sculptural installation for the new American Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. She had her first solo show at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Raw/Cooked series in February 2013. She was part of El Museo del Barrio's S-Files Biennial in 2011, and the Hunter M.F.A. show at the Times Square Gallery in 2012, in addition to many group shows in galleries in New York City and Brooklyn.

A longtime resident of Brooklyn, Ms. Zacarias was born in Mexico City. In 2012, she was the first Artist in Residence at El Instituto, the Insitute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of Kenyon College, and received an M.F.A. in Painting from Hunter College. She has taught mural art in Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and Mexico City.