Marchelo Vera is an internationally based Puerto Rican-American visual artist, educator, and designer. He received his BFA and MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.
His professional experience includes working on global brands, identities, and publishing projects for New York City based fashion houses and world leading media companies including Armani Exchange, Simplicity Creative Group, Hearst, Meredith, and Bonnier.
As a technologist, he contributes to the evolving dialogue of printmaking through his independent and collaborative print media projects and interactive public installations. His concepts and interests explore the convergence of traditional works on paper with more contemporary and interdisciplinary methods that utilize photography, video, and sound. His specialization includes non-toxic printmaking techniques and alternative CMYK photopolymer processes.
Vera describes his work as a reflection of his interests in the synthesis of media, history, and technology. His research topics include urban sociology, gentrification, and Asian studies. He is a recent recipient of fellowships from China Education Association for International Exchange and Council on International Exchange.
His artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally including Los Angeles, New York City, South Korea, Bulgaria, Japan, France, Scotland and Switzerland.
His passion for culture and world history has led him to participate in fellowships and art exchanges across the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Cuba and Kenya.