Fiorella Shalat is an artist and educator with expertise in commercial still life, microscope photography, and creative darkroom techniques. Born in Florence, Italy, Fiorella studied ceramics and textile design at Parsons School of Design, studied Illustration and typeface design with designer Ed Benguiat at the School of Visual Arts, and earned a certificate in Fine Art Sculpture from the Art Students League, where she studied with Nathaniel Kaz. Fiorella’s work has appeared in various group shows including the National Academy of Design, winning the J. Sanford Saltus Gold Medal, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, winning the Hanna Hyatt Huntington Medal, the National Sculpture Society, and the gallery of the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. Fiorella earned her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from CUNY and Master's degree in Architecture from the City College of New York.
– Jacqueline Foran, Life Drawing I