Marcela Gutiérrez was born in Florida in 1978 and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala until she was 18 years old.
Pursuing her interest in sketch illustration, she enrolled in Architecture in Monterrey, Mexico only to find herself merging into Graphic Design after two years. Academic and creative wanderlust lead to an intersection of color and design theory with figure drawing where she realized fashion and illustration was her true and consistent passion throughout her study.
Following the steps of her favorite designers Alexander McQueen and John Galliano Marcela enrolled at Central Saint Martins in London and while studying, interned for Marc Jacobs and Nylon Magazine in New York and Luisa Beccaria in Milan.
She took the opportunity to collaborate with Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. She graduated as a fashion designer.
Recent highlights include paintings for a large in-store wallpapers for Prada New York and Los Angeles flagship stores. The 2013 christmas catalog for Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche with the art direction of Petronio Associates along with an exhibition in Paris. A Beyonce remix cover and a commercial TV spot (for the Around the World LP), as well as an editorial for Rankin’s new publication,The Hunger.
Currently, Marcela lives and work in New York as an artist.
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