Florine Démosthène was born in the United States and raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York. She now resides between New York, Accra and Johannesburg.
Démosthène’s contemporary take on the body, in the form of multi-media paintings and collage, represent otherworldly dystopian characteristics, furthering the artists’ study of our divine spirit. The duality of her figures, often multiplied, emphasize her conceived narrative, questioning stereotypical and two-dimensional notions of the Black female body.
Démosthène earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College-City University of New York. She has exhibited extensively through group and solo exhibitions in the United States, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa.
She is the recipient of a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Arts Moves Africa Grant and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She has participated in residencies in the USA, UK, Slovakia, Ghana and Tanzania.
Her work can be seen at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Lowe Museum of Art, the CCS Bard College Hessel Museum of Art and in various private collections worldwide.