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 and work 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. A personal commission painting for Ezra Petronio/Self Service
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.
Central Saint Martins, London. 2002—2006.
Fashion design with marketing BA.
Esmod, Paris. 2002.
Pattern cutting and sewing course.
Central Saint Martins, London. 2001—2002.
Foundation in Art and Design.
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2000—2001.
Ringling School of Art & Design, Florida. 1999—2000.
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores (ITESM),
Mexico 1997—1999. Architecture.
Enlace Arte Contemporáneo. “Reviewing Casati”. Lima, Perú, 2012.
OS Gallery. “Beauty for the sake of Beauty”. Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
Ayala Museum, Phillipines, 2011
Coquette, Barcelona, 2010.
Corretger 5. 4 years of Metal Magazine illustrated. Barcelona, 2010
Apart Gallery, Notting Hill, London, 2006
Macondo/Gallery, Hoxton Square, London, 2006