PUBLICATIONS

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


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EXHIBITIONS
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. New York, 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. 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 Oven 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




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About Mel Fiorentino

 

Born in 1983 in NY. Started out drawing and dedicating time to art for fun and teenage escape. It has always been the easiest way for me to express myself. The drawing started to get more and more photo realist and I started to get intrigued with the idea of painting and haven't stopped since. I painted with acrylics for about 12 years and soon felt I needed a new medium...so I started painting with oils. At times you feel like a scientist because it continuously seems like it is limitless. Painting has been the journey of my life and always keeps me at a state of constant learning.

I wouldn't trade it for anything. 


In late of 2016 I joined the Board of Directors of the Magnolia Art Xchange (MAX) which will be the first art incubator in Ocala, FL. It's exciting to be a part of something like this and since I grew up here and have always been in the arts, it's even sweeter because I know how much MAX will benefit artists from all walks of life and encourage more business in our community.

For more info on that: www.maxocala.org