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Relationship status
in a relationship
College / University
Central Florida Community College
Program / Degree
Art/ Archaeology
Member type
Artist, Collector, Curator, Gallery, Non-Profit, Other
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Digital, Drawing, Event, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
I am...
a painter. A lover of life and self expression. I paint to bring out of myself all the things I feel onto a canvas. Honestly, It is the reason I am sane.
About my artwork
Melissa paints and learns by studying her influences that range from Michelangelo to Piet Mondrian. A variety of color schemes, intense and sometimes risky subject matter help Fiorentino’s work to be so shocking and different that they stand out. She tends to have a unique style bringing a representational piece, abstract and a portrait all into one. It is a way to allow a way for there to be a reality and dream or nightmare enclosed onto one image.

Melissa Fiorentino is a artist who “creates paintings that show a different side of life, the side where we are learning, discovering and living through the feeling that moves through our veins during the process“(Fiorentino), that rush that we feel. Her paintings suggest a reality stringing a type of personality extention of the subject in the painting by bringing together a surreal and abstract idea of what a person feels while they are experiencing life.

Challenge and problem solving skills are involved in Fiorentino’s work and she uses these things to track her growth as an artist and as a person. She had her work in the Appleton Museum of Art when she was only 16 years old and from that moment on started working and getting herself into any art shows that she could get into that was at her disposal. Fine Arts for Ocala started to bring her many awards each year, than getting awards such as the Award of Merit in 2002 and the Award of Distinction in 2003 has fueled her aspirations. Youngest artist to have her own booth and display her own work at the age of 19 in 2003 for Fine Arts For Ocala, now she is working on getting herself into any art festivals and galleries possible. Fiorentino plans to start a new idea of painting and work towards opening her own gallery and studio all in one, so that people may see her work as she progresses towards her changing styles. Actively working in her studio in Ocala, FL, she is working towards earning a name for herself and painting up a huge portfolio worth of paintings that express her ideas and discoveries as an artist and person.
Artists I like
Piet Mondrain, Michelangelo, Tamara deLempicka, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Picasso, Henri Rousseau, William-Adolphe Bouguereau and of course Istvan Sandorfi.
Anything art, music, dancing, living. Eating italian food, umm...all types of things.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
I have been working on some paintings so I haven't went to many exhibitions. I recently went to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Very nice exhibition, amazing work.
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, LA, Berlin, Beijing, my studio, online, nowhere and everywhere

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been a while.

i know it has been a while, but im back! got some new art to post for you all and some new things going on inside my art studio that i would like to share. upcoming artworks, events and projects :)

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 22:42


Hello everyone, just thought I would say a hello and let you know that I have added a few pieces on to my page and also did some profile changes, so if you have a chance to check it out. I will be placing some new paintings up soon also that will be very fresh out so be sure to keep tabs. Have a good one and keep smiling :):):)

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 16:57

3 Brand New Paintings!

Hello there! I am going to be featuring 3 new paintings at my upcoming show joined with Branden Lukes in Ocala, FL. September 5th 2008, The Primary Oven, on the square in downtown Ocala. These new paintings will not be able for viewing until after the show, so if you live close be there! You will not regret it :)

Posted on August 6, 2008 at 21:29

A few additions to my portfolio....

Hello! Just letting you know I have uploaded some more of my work, some even from years ago. So check it out if you get a chance! And thanks again you all for accepting my work :)
Melissa Fiorentino

Posted on August 4, 2008 at 20:38

Thank you!

Thank you to all of you who accepted my invitation! I greatly appreciate your kindness and the fact that you are all artists, makes it even better! I love talking to artists and people who have a creative mind. I am here if any of you would like to spark up a conversation, so if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks again! I will also be adding more work up here, so keep tabs..:)

Posted on July 29, 2008 at 16:54

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At 10:00 on April 21, 2011, Ljubica said…
Hey there Ocala woman! Few months ago I found Jack Thursby's facebook profile actually its a like page. I saw there a painting called Welcome to Florida..I was so shocked cause its me. Are you still in touch with him? I like the way you portrait-ed me better...
At 6:45 on September 10, 2010, N.S.VALLUVAN said…
At 11:45 on September 30, 2009, Marsha De Broske said…
Will you vote for my sculpture and pass along to others - Sept 30th is the last day
Go to
Here's the link to vote: http://www.eustis.org/
Scroll down and see on left side "Online Poll" – your vote counts!
Mine is the first
"Basking in the Moonlight" Marsha De Broske

At 8:52 on September 4, 2009, Arya s.p said…
great works
At 8:21 on October 4, 2008, ART & ARTISTS LA said…
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009. Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts. The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography. Entry Deadline February 15th 2009
At 17:51 on September 18, 2008, Alejandro Colín Arriaga said…
Bueno, no he podido ver tu web site pero los trabajos que están aquí me gustan, sobre todo los dibujos y la temática sobre el cuerpo y la mujer me fascina.
Saludos desde la ciudad de Mexico

Good, I have not been able to see your web site but the works that are here I like, mainly the drawings and thematic on the body and the woman it fascinates to me.
Greetings from Mexico City
At 6:40 on September 10, 2008, Carlo Capone said…
complimenti belle opere
beautiful work!
At 20:46 on September 9, 2008, alice said…
beautiful work!
At 6:42 on August 30, 2008, azar said…
hello nice work i liked
At 17:59 on August 24, 2008, Oudi Arroni said…
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