Felicia Mercoledi G DeRosa is an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary Roma artist, educator and activist. A ‘New York born San Franciscan,’ she became a staple of the American west coast ‘Low-brow POP Surrealism’ scene of the early 2000s, exhibiting across the US, Europe and Taiwan. In 2010, after a cross-country art tour and a few years in Chicago mentoring and doing public art, she escaped to the EU for a 5 month adventure of art and friendship as a guest of her then Belgian-based gallery. In 2010 she and her wife Gwen landed in Columbus, Ohio to pursue their MFAs. Shortly after, DeRosa immersed herself in the local art scene. Midway through her graduate studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design, her expertise landed her a 6 year position teaching technical anatomy and foundational drawing. Felicia currently works to raise awareness of intersectional issues in the queer, transgender and BIPOC communities and she believes wholeheartedly that Black Lives Matter.