Marela Zacarías (Mexico City, 1978)
Zacarías works with a labor-intensive process that merges sculpture with painting. She fabricates forms out of wire screen attached to wooden supports or found objects to which she applies layers of plaster to create undulating forms. Through sanding, polishing, and painting, she creates sculptures with the quality of fabric, filled with movement and life-force.
Zacarias’s resume includes solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and the Brattleboro Museum, Vermont. She has participated in group shows at BRIC Arts, Museo del Barrio, No Longer Empty, and Y Gallery, among others. Her murals can be found in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio, Mexico and Guatemala. She lives between Brooklyn and Mexico City.