Marilena Rango was born in Cassano Ionio a little and typical historic town near Cosenza, in Southern Italy. During her teen years she moved first to Florence and then to Naples, where she graduated in Architecture at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Right after, at that same University, she started a working cooperation as Professor Assistant for the exam of “Composition and Architectural Design”.
In the following years, anyway, she decided to slow down with the architectural work, to be able to totally dedicate herself to the artistic language that most of all she always loved the most and in which she better expressed herself: painting.
She starts refining her knowledge of art, both cultural and technically. In the first case through a careful and passionate study of the history of art. In the second, through the experience and the research of various pictorial techniques, congenial and functional to decorate her artistic vision. She then began to exhibit her works, through participations, over the years, to numerous collective and personal exhibitions.
Among the many, Marilena had a fruitful and lasting collaboration with the Unesco Naples Club. She also participated in the first International Biennial of Art in Palermo, a cure of Vittorio Sgarbi and Paolo Levi; at the Festival of Fine Arts and Culture of the 21st century held at the L. Bellini museum in Florence, during which it was awarded the title of Master of the Golden Giglio; at the Mondadori Exhibition and Editorial Project “Dramatis Personae 2- The face and figure in contemporary Italian art”, a curation by Virgilio Patarini, at Palazzo della Racchetta in Ferrara; at the Triennial Exhibition of Visual Arts in Rome, a curation by Daniele Radini Tedeschi with the inauguration of Achille Bonito Oliva.
She also participated at: WORDWIDE ART Los Angeles 2014, one of the world’s most important exhibition fairs, and at the “Grazie Italia” exhibition At the 56th Venice Biennale, sponsored by the National Pavilions of Granada and Guatemala.
She also recently performed two solo exhibition. The first at Castel dell’Ovo in Naples (2016) and the second at the Provincial Art Gallery of Salerno (November 2018).