Marcelo Novo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated as a Profesor Nacional de Bellas Artes from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "Prilidiano Pueyrredon" (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and studied Painting under the direction of the Surrealist painter Roberto Aizemberg developing Automatism as a means of creation. In 1992, he moved to the United States where he received a Master's degree from the University of South Carolina and taught art at Benedict College from 1995 to 1998. His art has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Centro Cultural Recoleta, in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The DeLand Museum of Art in DeLand, FL.; the Cinque Gallery in New York; the Museum of Latin American Art, CA; and the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC. In addition, his work is in public and corporate collections, including those of the South Carolina State Arts Collection, Computer Science Corporation, the Contemporary Carolinas Collection of the Medical University of South Carolina, and the White House Christmas Ornaments Collection. Mr. Novo is the recipient of numerous awards and honors; has received grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission; and was a scholar-in-residence in the Faculty Resource Network Summer Program at New York University. He recently relocated and now lives and works in Arlington, VA.