Marcelo Gutierrez

Marcelo Gutierrez is a New York based makeup artist. Born in Colombia, his family immigrated to Florida when Marcelo was a child. Surrounded by creativity from a young age, Marcelo’s mother and father were both artists, he was always encouraged to express himself artistically through drawing. He naturally began a fine arts degree in California, but later moved to New York midway to pursue the promise of opportunities presented to him after completing a residency program in Brooklyn. Thanks to his insatiable desire for creative exploration and colorful nights out in the underground club scene, Marcelo began to explore the realm of makeup as a career that also provided creative fulfillment. 

Translating what he had learned as a multidisciplinary fine artist, Marcelo quickly transferred his skills and began to collaborate with photographers and stylists. From the very beginning, Dame Pat McGrath lent Marcelo her support and helped bolster his talent. In a leap of faith, Marcelo quit his day job to pursue his growing celebrity clientele during New York Fashion Week. Since then, he has worked with prominent photographers and artists including Renell Medrano and Petra Collins, both whom he counts as responsible for propelling his career. 

Marcelo’s work has been featured in publications such as CR Fashion Book, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Numero, and Vogue US… and campaigns including Bvglari, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christopher John Rogers, Dion Lee, Glossier, H&M, Louis Vuitton, MAC, Milk Makeup + Nike. Additionally, he has worked with artists including Alexa Demie, Dev Hynes, Halsey, Lily Rose Depp, Lourdes Leon, Paloma Elsesser, Rosalia, and Troye Sivan.

Marcelo continues to explore his artistic practice, taking on the role of filmmaker, writer and performance artist. He is a strong advocate in supporting the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ community and pushing for diversity and visibility in the industry, not only in front of the camera but behind the scenes as well.

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