American born Cuba
Lives and works in Miami.
2016 – Started an artistic career with a studio practice through quilted paintings threads on fabric.
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Mabelin (Mabela) Castellanos is an American born in Cuba. A self-taught artist living and working in Miami Beach, Florida. She was a scientist for more than thirty years and loved every minute of it. In 2015 her career ended due to neurological issues. It was a long recovery and creating art played an enormous part in her healing process. She quilts snapshots of everyday scenes. The colors and patterns of the fabric pieces often give inspiration for what she draws on top of them. Her work has an excellent reception, which made her known to the art community and made possible to exhibit at art galleries and museums across the country.
2022 – “Quilted Tales” The CAMP Gallery, Miami, FL.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 – “Color Culture” Weaving Museum, Thousand Islands Art Center, Clayton, NY; “Oceans Away” Gallery One of Fort Lauderdale, A Doubletree Suites by Hilton. Fort Lauderdale, FL; “Nude” Curators Collection, Gallea Collection, Canada; “Super Fine Art Fair” The Ice Palace, Miami, FL; “Women.” HMVC Gallery, New York, NY; “Over the Rainbow” The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL.
2022 – “Femina” Gallerium Art Gallery; “Woman” Exhibizone Gallery, Ontario, Canada; “Women’s History Month – Looking at the CAMP Women” The CAMP Gallery, Miami, FL; “Women in Art” and “Maritime Art” Curators Collection, Ontario, Canada; “Empty Walls” Coral Springs Museum of Arts, Coral Springs, FL; “Women pulling at the threads of social discourse” Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Westport, Connecticut; “The Quilt Show” FAMA and guests; The CAMP Gallery, Westport, CT; “In the Search of Dreams, The Migrant Experience” Cultural Institute, Mexican Consulate, Miami/FAMA Threading the City, Miami, FL; “Life at Street Level’ Harvest Project at Pinecrest Garden and FAMA Threading the City, Pinecrest, FL; “Miami 3.0” ArtBox.Projects, Wynwood Gallery, Miami, FL. “Portals” Artnezs and FAMA Threading the City. Miami, FL.
2021 – “64 women pulling at the threads of social discourse” The CAMP Gallery, FAMA Organization, Miami, FL.
2018 – “Threads, Braids, and Fibers” Little White Box Gallery, Miami, FL; “Material: Original Fiber Artworks” D’Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA; “Women’s Works – 31st Annual Show” Celebrating Women’s Creativity, NAAC Woodstock, IL; “2018 Art of Possibilities – 54th Annual Art Show” Courage Kenny Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.
2017 – “Fiber Optics” Harries Art Gallery, Miami, FL, and Badges of Courage Foundation, Miami, FL; “Life at the Beach” Maria Paz Gallery, Lake Worth, FL.
Awards & Commissions
Commissions of 6 Works, Private Art Collection of Renaldo and Maria Rosa Cortez, Miami, FL (2017).
Mabelin Castellanos’s work is in private collection throughout the Americas.