Adriano Ficarelli is a street photographer who was born and raised in the multicultural environment of Brazil, with strong family ties to Italy and the United States. He is a West Palm Beach, FL resident and a U.S citizen. He was deeply influenced by his extended family of artists: painters, musicians, composers and architects. In his youth, Adriano was captivated by the 1960's, black and white photographs he found in his father's collection of the Italian magazine, DOMUS. Later, at university, he studied electronics, architecture, art history and graphic design. But he became a self-taught photographer as he began experimenting with black and white film.

Every good movie is an inspiration to Adriano. His photographic style stems from his appreciation of cinema. His artistic eye observes a specific moment in the flow of life around him and captures it to reveal the special qualities that attracted him. The photograph is a candid shot evoking an emotional response. Handheld in any environment.

Adriano's professional experience is with computer hardware and software. Throughout his life, however, he was always drawing, writing poetry, composing music and working with sound design. In 2013, he published a book/CD: Batatas and Champignons (Potatoes and Mushrooms). Since then he has primarily pursued artistic expressions through photography. He has won awards and participated in a variety of South Florida collective and juried exhibitions, including:

JF Gallery 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibit - Sept 2020 - West Palm Beach

Ficarelli Reabidoux Funk at HATCH 1121 - Feb 2020 - Lake Worth

Through Their Eyes - Kroman Gallery - Jan/Feb 2020 (Invited) - Lake Worth

Continuum West Palm Beach Arts 2020 (Juried) - Jan 2020 - West Palm Beach

Florida: Faces & Places - Exhibition - Jun-Set 2019 - (Invited) - Northwood - West Palm Beach

Biennial 2019 - Cultural Council of Palm Beach County - 2019 - (Juried) - Jun-Ago 2019 - Lake Worth

Comm{Unity} Exhibition - HATCH 1121 - 2019 (Juried) - Jan 2019 - (awarded 3rd Place Best of the Show) - Lake Worth

Continuum West Palm Beach Arts 2019 (Juried) - Jan 2019 - West Palm Beach

X Marks The Spot - Cultural Council of Palm Beach County - (invitational) Nov 2018/February 2019 - Lake Worth

Start - Wayne Arkes Ford Gallery Summer 2018 - June/November 2018 (Invited) - Lake Worth

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 (Juried) - 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


CGMS Gallery - Jul 2015 - Lake Worth

other collective exhibitions and fairs

Adriano Ficarelli is also a BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) member with his music compositions.