Mariana Copello

Mariana Copello

(Venezuela)

I am a Houston-based artist who was born and raised in Venezuela. I have a college degree in Advertising and Public Relations from University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela. I have always looked for ways to point my career towards the world of art. Back in 1998,I worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia (MACZUL), where I had the opportunity to learn details on the dynamic of the exhibitions process inside of a Museum. Through this experience I also developed a visual sensitivity to 3 dimensional forms and enhanced my art knowledge and appreciation. However, my initiative and motivation went beyond. My art career has always had an important and strong educational orientation. I started an art school and taught art and creativity to kids for several years.

I have lived in different countries, which has enriched my art perception. I moved back to Houston in 2011 and have continuously been active in the city art scene.

As a sculptor, I am a young emerging artist, full of projects, which I have been consolidating step by step. I have developed sculptures and installations in different materials and in diverse sizes from monumental to small dimensions. I had participated in group exhibitions, international art fairs and juried shows in Venezuela, USA, Panama, and Italy. In 2016 I had my first solo show “Sonidos Virtuales” in Houston.

I’m currently completing an Art degree at The Glassell School of Art, MFAH