2020. OCALA MAGAZINE. THE ART ISSUE. “OCALA’S ART CASTLE – AMIDST THESE UNCERTAIN AND TURBULENT TIMES, UP POPS AN ARTIST COLLABORATIVE” NOMA GALLERY 
2019.
OCALA MAGAZINE. “CELEBRATING LOCAL ART”  
2019. 
OCALA STYLE MAGAZINE. “A Beautiful Night For An (Art) Walk” 
2019. 
OCALA MAGAZINE. “40 UNDER 40” 
2019. 
OCALA STYLE MAGAZINE. “ARTIST FEATURE” 
2019.
 STAR BANNER.  
2018.
STARBANNER.” APPLETON MUSEUM MEDEVIAL TO METAL GUITAR EXHIBITION” 
2018.
DOWNTOWN LIFE. ARTIST FEATURE ARTICLE 
2018.
STARBANNER ARTWALK RETURNS 
2017.
OCALA STYLE. ICONS, LEGENDS & GODS SOLO EXHIBITION 
2017.
OCALA STYLE. MAGNOLIA ART XCHANGE PAINTOUT 
2017.
OCALA MAGAZINE. CITY HIGHLIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT 
2016.
STARBANNER. “Mural with farm and nature themes transforms city tank” 
2016.
STARBANNER. DOWNTOWN MURAL PHOTOSHOOT AND INTERVIEW. 
2016.
STARBANNER. DOWNTOWN MURAL PROJECT 
2015. 
Ocala/Marion County CEP Relocation & Business Guide. Page 30. 
2015.
STARBANNER MEL FIORENTINO UNVEILING ART EXHIBITION 
2015.
ORLANDO WEEKLY. NUDE NITE SHOW ARTICLE WITH PHOTO OF "REBIRTH" 
2015.
STARBANNER LOCAL AND STATE. ARTWALK PHOTO. 
2015.
STARBANNER FRONT PAGE PHOTO. ARTWALK 
2015.
STARBANNER  
2014.
STAR BANNER ARTWALK INTERVIEW. SEPTEMBER 5. 
2014.
STAR-BANNER    
2013.
STAR-BANNER.    
2012.
STAR-BANNER. 
2010.
SUNDAY FEB. 7 2010. OCALA STAR BANNER. ENJOYING ART IN DOWNTOWN OCALA. PAGE 6B  
2010.
THURSDAY JUNE 3. GO BY OCALA STAR-BANNER. FRONT COVER. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: BUILD CULTURAL MOMENTUM. PAGE 4 
2009-2010.
DEC/JAN ISSUE. FAMILY TIMES MAGAZINE. ARTIST FEATURE MELISSA FIORENTINO ART PAGE 18 
2008.
THE SUNCOAST NEWS. "DREAM FILLED ZONE AHEAD. PROGRESS ENERGY ART GALLERY. NEW PORT RICHEY. FL. PAGE 19 
2008.
NEW ART INTERNATIONAL. NEW YORK, US.  4 PAGE SPREAD. 2008. CELLAR ROOTS UPCOMING PUBLICATION (FEATURING “LEAP OF DISCOVERY”) EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, MI   
2008. FRINGE MAGAZINE JUNE ISSUE. (FEATURING “MY DETERIORATION, METAMORPHOSIS, LEAP OF DISCOVERY, THE AWAKENING” AND “OBJECT OF SEDUCTION” AND BIOGRAPHY). BOSTON, MA.   
2008.
CREATIONS MAGAZINE UPCOMING APRIL ISSUE (FEATURING “TRANSCENDENT” ON MAGAZINE COVER AND BIOGRAPHY). NORTHPORT, NY  
2008.
LIVID MAGAZINE UPCOMING ISSUE (FEATURING “THE AWAKENING” AND BIOGRAPHY) BALTIMORE, MD  2008. COMPELLOART GALLERY OF GALLERIES. NEWS -> THE COMPELLOART AND SAATCHI  
2008.
MAXIMUM TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL. 02/11/08. THE COMPELLOART AND SAATCHI ONLINE WINNERS IN ART CATEGORY. LONDON, UK. ONLINE WINNERS IN ART CATEGORY. LEBANON, NH 
2008.
#1 RANKED IMAGE "LAVENDER" ARTISTIC PURSUIT TOP RANKED IMAGE "LAVENDER" FIRST PLACE  
2006.
VOICE OF SOUTH MARION. “YOUNG ARTIST ON THE RISE.” OCTOBER 5. PG. 13. PICTURE OF ARTIST AND PORTFOLIO INCLUDED IN ARTICLE.   
2006.
THE CONNECT ZONE . LOCAL TELEVISION PROGRAM. "MELISSA FIORENTINO, OCALA ARTIST." 
2004.
STAR BANNER NEWSPAPER. “ECLECTIC MIX: TALENT SHINES THROUGH AT CFCC’S ‘STUDENT ART SHOWCASE’ EXHIBIT”. SUNDAY APRIL 11. 
2003.
STAR BANNER NEWSPAPER.” ART FROM SHOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE.” SUNDAY, MARCH 2. PICTURE OF “SUBJECTIVE MOMENT” INCLUDED IN ARTICLE.  
2003.
CFCC LITERARY MAGAZINE. “IMPRINTS”. VOLUME 11. PICTURE OF “INSIDE OF ME” INCLUDED



We all have a purpose. I think mine is to paint people who impact the world in a great way. I am all about creating a better world and if I can do that with my art than I will. In this growing complex world there can be many distractions from what is important, but painting these people for me is a way to discover the world through discovering the flaws and beauty in humanity. My latest work "Celestial Symbiosis" is meant to visually portray my spiritual journey. I would like for people to be moved by these pieces and encourage you to be a bringer of light.

Publications

List of shows/exhibitions

About me

Professional Artist

exhibitions

Custom work and commissions are available upon request. Contact me for more info.

Awards

Best of show. pleasures 2. marion cultural alliance. ocala, fl. 2020

Award of distinction. student exhibition. webber gallery. ocala, fl. 2004

AWARD OF MERIT. STUDENT EXHIBITION. WEBBER GALLERY. OCALA, FL. 2003

first place. fafo student competition. 2000

second place. FAFO student competition. 2000

second place. fafo student competition. 1999




2021. 36TH ANNUAL MELBOURNE ART FESTIVAL. MELBOURNE, FL. (UPCOMING) 
2021. NOMA GALLERY. "CELESTIAL SYMBIOSIS" EXHIBITION. OCALA, FL. (UPCOMING) 
2020. PLEASURES 2.0, MARION CULTURAL ALLIANCE. OCALA, FL. (BEST OF SHOW WINNER)  
2020. NOMA GALLERY. ARTCASTLE GROUP EXHIBITION. OCALA, FL.  
2020. NUDE NITE. TAMPA & ORLANDO, FL. 
2020. EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. ORLANDO, FL. 
2019. MOUNT DORA CRAFT FAIR 2019. MOUNT DORA, FL. 
2019. 35TH ANNUAL MELBOURNE ART FESTIVAL. MELBOURNE, FL. 
2019. BOWIE & GLASS: A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE. REILLY ARTS CENTER OCALA, FL. 
2019. COUCH SESSIONS ARTIST FINALE, REILLY ARTS CENTER. OCALA, FL. 
2019. NUDE NITE. TAMPA & ORLANDO, FL.  
2019. 2019 EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. ORLANDO, FL. 
2018. ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL, OCALA, FL. 
2018. OCALA ARTS FESTIVAL OCALA, FL. 
2018. THE APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART, OCALA FL. 
2018. COUCH SESSIONS, MUSICIAN & ARTIST SERIES. TAYLOR HOUSE. OCALA, FL. 
2018. DISNEY SPRINGS “ARTS AND DRAFTS” HOUSE OF BLUES. ORLANDO, FL.  
2018. THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE, JACKSONVILLE ORCHESTRA, TIMES UNION, JACKSONVILLE, FL. 
2018. NUDE NITE. TAMPA AND ORLANDO, FL. 
2018. FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK, OCALA FL. 
2017. “ICONS, LEGENDS AND GODS” SOLO EXHIBITION. GATEWAY GALLERY. OCALA, FL. 
2017. THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE, MAHAFFEY THEATER. ST. PETERSBURG, FL. 
2017. NUDE NITE. TAMPA AND ORLANDO, FL. 
2016. FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK OCALA, FL 
2016. NUDE NITE. TAMPA AND ORLANDO, FL. 
2015. EN.VE ART GALLERY GROUP SHOW & UNVEILING OF “UNDER THE WOOL” OCALA, FL. 
2015. APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART. STUDIO OPENING & LIVE PAINTING. OCALA, FL. 
2015. MEL FIORENTINO'S SOLO ART EXHIBITION AT THE COURTYARD ON BROADWAY. OCALA, FL. 
2015. NUDE NITE. TAMPA AND ORLANDO, FL. LIVE PAINTING FOR ENTIRE EVENT DATES. 
2014. NUDE NITE. TAMPA AND ORLANDO, FL. 
2013. DOWNTOWN OCALA ARTWALK. OCALA, FL.  
2013. NUDE NITE TAMPA AND ORLANDO FL. 
2013. DOWNTOWN OCALA ARTWALK. OCALA, FL. 
2012. DOWNTOWN OCALA ARTWALK. OCALA, FL. 
2012. FAT KATS ARTISTRY OCALA FL. 
2012. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL. 
2012. GAINESVILLE FASHION WEEK. GAINESVILLE, FL.  
2012. NUDE NITE TAMPA. TAMPA, FL. 
2012. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL.  
2012. NUDE NITE ORLANDO. ORLANDO, FL. 
2011. TRASHION FASHION ART SHOW. ST. PETERSBURG, FL. 
2011. NUDE NITE. TAMPA, FL. 
2011. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL. 
2010. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL. 
2010. NUDE NITE TAMPA. TAMPA, FL. 
2009. PRIMARY GALLERY, OCALA, FL. 
2008. SOLO EXHIBITION PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY, OCALA, FL. 
2008. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA, OCALA, FL.  
2008. ST. AUGUSTINE ART WALK. ST AUGUSTINE FL. 
2008. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY. OCALA, FL. 
2008. CELLAR ROOTS ART GALLERY. EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, MI.  
2008. “IT’S A SURREAL WORLD” PROGRESS ENERGY ART GALLERY. NEW PORT RICHEY, FL. 2008 
2008. INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK ART FESTIVAL. NYC, NY.   
2008. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY, OCALA, FL.   
2007. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY. OCALA, FL. 
2007. VALLEY TRASH ART FEST. PALM VALLEY, FL. 
2006. ALL THAT ART. OCALA, FL. 
2006. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY. OCALA, FL.   
2006. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA. OCALA, FL. 
2005. ALL THAT ART. OCALA, FL.   
2004. SILVER SPRING SHORES 30TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL. OCALA, FL

2003. THE CFCC WEBBER CENTER STUDENT ART EXHIBITION. OCALA, FL. (AWARD OF DISTINCTION WINNER) 
2002. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA. OCALA, FL. 
2002. THE CFCC WEBBER CENTER STUDENT ART EXHIBITION. OCALA, FL.  (AWARD OF MERIT WINNER) 
2001. PADDOCK MALL STUDENT ART SHOW. OCALA, FL. 
2000. PADDOCK MALL STUDENT ART SHOW. OCALA, FL. 
2000. APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART. OCALA, FL. 
2000. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA. OCALA, FL. 
1999. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA, FL.