Marcos Valella lives and works between New York City and Miami. He received a Master's of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Florida International University. He is the recipient of a Here and There Grant, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; a SOMA Artist in Residence, Mexico City; and a participant in the Dialogues in Cuban Art. His exhibitions include Interlay, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Rock Island, IL; While watching T.V., Windows @ Walgreens, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach; framekini, Bikini Wax, Mexico City; Grid’s World, Locust Projects, Miami; Fish Scales, Michael Jon & Alan Gallery, Miami; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; Marcos Valella, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami; Series 5, Dimensions Variable, Miami; New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami; Paintings and Palettes, Farside Gallery, Miami; Present, Centro Cultural Español, Miami; and Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA. Valella’s work is in various collections, including the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Girls' Club Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz; Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. He is the founder of Daniel Marban Gallery and one of the organizers of The Nightclub and Fall Semester. He has been included in various publications such as Artforum, The New Yorker, The Miami New Times, The Miami Herald, The Miami Rail, and Time Out New York.