Publications

exhibitions

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 someone else's eyes. The world may have some bad people out there, but the great ones outweigh the bad.  I want to be a bringer of light.

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

About me

List of shows/exhibitions

Professional Artist

1999. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA, FL
2000. PADDOCK MALL STUDENT ART SHOW. OCALA, FL
2000. APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART. OCALA, FL
2000. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA. OCALA, FL  
2001. PADDOCK MALL STUDENT ART SHOW. OCALA, FL
2002. THE CFCC WEBBER CENTER STUDENT ART EXHIBITION. OCALA, FL 2002. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA. OCALA, FL
2003. THE CFCC WEBBER CENTER STUDENT ART EXHIBITION. OCALA, FL 2004. SILVER SPRING SHORES 30TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL. OCALA, FL  
2005. ALL THAT ART. OCALA, FL  
2006. ALL THAT ART. OCALA, FL
2006. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY. OCALA, FL  
2006. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA. OCALA, FL
2007. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY. OCALA,FL
2007. VALLEY TRASH ART FEST. PALM VALLEY, FL
2008. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY, OCALA, FL  
2008. INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK ART FESTIVAL. NYC, NY  
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. PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY. OCALA, FL
2008. ST. AUGUSTINE ART WALK. ST AUGUSTINE FL
2008. FINE ARTS FOR OCALA, OCALA, FL
2008. SOLO EXHIBITION PRIMARY OVEN GALLERY, OCALA, FL.
2009. PRIMARY GALLERY, OCALA, FL.
2009. PRIMARY GALLERY, OCALA, FL.
2010. NUDE NITE TAMPA. TAMPA, FL
2010. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL.
2011. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL. ​
2011. NUDE NITE. TAMPA, FL. (MARCH)
2011. TRASHION FASHION ART SHOW. ST. PETERSBURG, FL
2012. NUDE NITE ORLANDO. ORLANDO, FL.
2012. NUDE NITE TAMPA. TAMPA, FL.
​2012. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL. ​
2012. GAINESVILLE FASHION WEEK. GAINESVILLE, FL.
2012. ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA. OCALA, FL.
2012. FAT KATS ARTISTRY OCALA FL.
2012. DOWNTOWN OCALA ARTWALK. OCALA, FL.
2013. DOWNTOWN OCALA ARTWALK. OCALA, FL. ​
2013. NUDE NITE ORLANDO. ORLANDO, FL.
2013. NUDE NITE TAMPA. TAMPA, FL. ​
2013. DOWNTOWN OCALA ARTWALK. OCALA, FL .
2014. NUDE NITE. ORLANDO, FL ​.
2014. NUDE NITE. TAMPA, FL. ​
2014. APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART. STUDIO OPENING. OCALA, FL
2015. NUDE NITE ORLANDO
2015. NUDE NITE TAMPA LIVE PAINTING.
2015. MEL FIORENTINO'S UNVEILING ART EXHIBITION
2015. EN.VE ART GALLERY SHOW OPENING (UNVEILING)
2015. APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART. STUDIO OPENING.
2015. EN.VE ART GALLERY SHOW UNVEILING
2016. NUDE NITE ORLANDO
2016. NUDE NITE TAMPA
2016. FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK SEPT- MAY 2017 OCALA, FL
2017. NUDE NITE ORLANDO
2017. NUDE NITE TAMPA
2017. THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE, THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA,  MAHAFFEY THEATER, ST. PETERSBURG
2017. GATEWAY GALLERY. OCALA, FL. OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017
2018. FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK, OCALA FL.
2018. NUDE NITE ORLANDO. ORLANDO FL
2018. NUDE NITE TAMPA. TAMPA FL.
2018. THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE, JACKSONVILLE ORCHESTRA, TIMES UNION, JACKSONVILLE, FL.
2018. HOUSE OF BLUES, ORLANDO, DISNEY SPRINGS
2018. COUCH SESSIONS, MUSICIAN & ARTIST SERIES. OCALA, FL. TAYLOR HOUSE
2018. THE APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART, OCALA FL.
2018. OCALA ARTS FESTIVAL
​2018. ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL, OCALA, FL
​2019. 2019 EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
2019. NUDE NITE TAMPA 
2019. NUDE NITE ORLANDO
2019. COUCH SESSIONS ARTIST FINALE
​2019. BOWIE & GLASS: A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE. LIVE ART AND GALLERY
​2019. 35TH ANNUAL MELBOURNE ART FESTIVAL
​2019.  MOUNT DORA CRAFT FAIR 2019
​2020.  EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 
2020. NUDE NITE TAMPA & ORLANDO 

2020-21. "CELESTIAL SYMBIOSIS" SOLO EXHIBITION (UPCOMING)
2021. 36TH ANNUAL MELBOURNE ART FESTIVAL (UPCOMING)


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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.  

2004. STAR BANNER NEWSPAPER. “ECLECTIC MIX: TALENT SHINES THROUGH AT CFCC’S ‘STUDENT ART SHOWCASE’ EXHIBIT”. SUNDAY APRIL 11.  


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."  


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 


2008. NEW ART INTERNATIONAL. NEW YORK, US.  4 PAGE SPREAD.  


2008. THE SUNCOAST NEWS. "DREAM FILLED ZONE AHEAD. PROGRESS ENERGY ART GALLERY. NEW PORT RICHEY. FL. PAGE 19 


2009-2010. DEC/JAN ISSUE. FAMILY TIMES MAGAZINE. ARTIST FEATURE  MELISSA FIORENTINO ART GIFT IDEAS. PAGE 18


2010. SUNDAY FEB, 7 ​2010. OCALA STAR BANNER. ENJOYING ART IN DOWNTOWN OCALA. PAGE 6B 


2010. THURSDAY JUNE 3,. GO BY OCALA STAR-BANNER. ON THE COVER.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: BUILD CULTURAL MOMENTUM. PAGE 4. 


2012. STAR-BANNER. 


2013. STAR-BANNER ​


2013. STAR-BANNER. 


2014. STAR-BANNER ​


2014. STAR-BANNER


2014. STAR BANNER ARTWALK INTERVIEW. SEPTEMBER 5, 2014. 


2015. STARBANNER 


2015. STARBANNER FRONT PAGE PHOTO. ARTWALK


2015. STARBANNER LOCAL AND STATE. ARTWALK PHOTO.


2015. ORLANDO WEEKLY. NUDE NITE SHOW ARTICLE WITH PHOTO OF "REBIRTH"


2015. STARBANNER MEL FIORENTINO UNVEILING ART EXHIBITION


2016. STARBANNER. DOWNTOWN MURAL PROJECT


2016. STARBANNER. DOWNTOWN MURAL PHOTOSHOOT AND INTERVIEW.


2017. OCALA MAGAZINE. CITY HIGHLIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT


2017. OCALA STYLE. MAGNOLIA ART XCHANGE PAINTOUT


2017. OCALA STYLE. ICONS, LEGENDS & GODS SOLO EXHIBITION


2018. STARBANNER APPLETON MUSEUM GUITAR EXHIBITION


2018. DOWNTOWN LIFE.  ARTIST FEATURE ARTICLE


2018. STARBANNERARTWALK RETURNS


2019. STAR BANNER


2019. OCALA STYLE. ARTIST FEATURE


​2019. OCALA MAGAZINE. 40 UNDER 40​