Mariana Copello is a Houston-based artist who was born and raised in Venezuela. She holds a bachelor ’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from University of Zulia. Since very early, she looked for ways to point her career towards the arts. She worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia and founded an art school for children in Maracaibo, where she taught for several years. She has lived in different countries, which has enriched her art perception. Copello moved to Houston in 2011, when she started her formal training as a sculptor. Since then she has been very active in the national and international art scene participating in a variety of exhibitions and art fairs in the US and abroad.
She is currently part of the Advanced Studio BLOCK program at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell Studio School and completing a certificate in Sculpture in Spring 2019 from the same institution.