Marcela Flórido (b. 1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Florido's ethereal women and curvilinear forms float through remembered landscapes, calling up feelings of displacement and melancholy. Florido received her BA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London and her MFA from Yale University. Florido has had solo exhibitions at the Institute United States (Brazil, 2016) and Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE, 2014). In 2017, she was a resident fellow at MassMoCa, MA and at the Vermont Studio Center, VT and in 2015 the artist received the Viridian Prize from Lauren Hinkson, senior curator at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum. Her work has also been exhibited in the Cervantes Institute (New York, 2017), Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK), the Institute of Contemporary Art ( Las Vegas, 2015), the Arts Council of Greater New Haven (New Haven, 2014) and Fabrica Bhering, (Rio de Janeiro, 2009).