Adriano is a street photographer born and raised in Brazil, also an American and Italian citizen that lives in West Palm Beach, FL, USA, since 2001. Adriano Ficarelli was educated in a multi-culture country, surrounded by several artists in his family, painters, musicians, composers and architects. He studied Electronics, Architecture and Graphic Design, a self-taught photographer.
Free from formal photography education and his passion for cinema’s photography, it lead him to develop his own style, avoiding the static, the pose, he captures what he's observing, not contemplating, he says. His photograph is a frame, as in a movie, is what he is observing and how he is interpreting. Handheld, in any environment.
Although he had chosen to work with computer software and hardware for all his professional life he always expressed himself with art since college. Photographing, drawing and writing. He made experiments with music composing and sound designer, and wrote poetry. The result was published in 2013 in the book/CD, Batatas e Champignons (Potatos and Mushrooms).
Since 2013 he is dedicating himself to photography, since then Adriano was awarded and participated on several collective exhibitions in South Florida :
Art Synergy / Art Forms at ART Boca Raton 2018 (juried) - International Exhibition - Mar 2018 - Boca Raton
6X Art Show - Paul Fisher Gallery - Feb 2018 - West Palm Beach
Continuum West Palm Beach Arts 2018 (Jured) - Jan 2018 - West Palm Beach
Artistc Happening - WITVA - Armory Arts Center - Nov 2017 - West Palm Beach (awarded Best Photography)
Art Synergy / Art Forms at ART Boca Raton 2017 (juried) - International Exhibition - Mar 2017 - Boca Raton
Continuum West Palm Beach Arts 2017 - Jan 2017 - West Palm Beach
Artistc Happening - WITVA - Armory Arts Center - Nov 2016 - West Palm Beach
Photography Invitational 2016 - Art Gallery at Elissey Campus, Palm Beach College - Sept/Oct 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens
Lake Worth Art League & Gallery - July 2016 - Lake Worth
Art Synergy / Art Forms at ART Boca Raton 2016 (juried) - International Exhibition - Mar 2016 - Boca Raton
CGMS Gallery - Mar 2016 - Lake Worth
Boynton Beach Art District - ART WALK - Feb 2016 - Boynton Beach
The Artist Gaze at ActivistArtistA Gallery - Jan 2016 - Boynton Beach
BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS - Jan 2016 - Lake Worth
CGMS Gallery - Jul 2015 - Lake Worth
other collective exhibitions and fairs