Marcelo Legrand was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1961. Between 1977 and 1982, he studied with Héctor Sgarbi at the Circle of Fine Arts in Montevideo. In 1986, he studied engraving with David Finkbeiner from the University of New York at the Purchase College. He studied the art of making paper with Laurence Barker (Head of Barcelona Paper Horlkshep), at the Museum of Plastic and Visual Arts, in Montevideo. Luis Camnitzer gave him a scholarship to study engraving on metal in Lucca, Italy.
Main Individual Exhibitions:
2003: Foundation for the Arts, Washington DC, USA. Eklekticos Gallery, Washington DC, USA. 2001: Art Museum of the Americas Gallery, Washington DC, USA. 1993: Astrid Paredes Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela. 1988: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Montevideo, Uruguay. Main Collective Exhibitions: 2008: Arco, Madrid, Spain. South Gallery, Punta Del Este, Uruguay. 2007: Art Ba, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Art Miami, 07, USA. SP 07, San Pablo, Brazil. Cornice, Venice, Italy. South Gallery, Punta del Este, Uruguay. 2006: South Gallery, Punta del Este, Uruguay. 2004: Graphics from Mercosur, Granada, Spain. 2002: Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2002: Museum of the Americas, Puerto Rico. Museum Corcoran, Washington DC, USA. International Salon Château de Beauregard and Spirale Center, Château D’ Anctoville, Normandy, France. XI Iberoamerican Art Biennial, DF, Mexico. 1992: Sofía Imber Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.
Main Awards: 2000: Batuz Foundation, First Prize. 1999: “Mosca S.A.” Young Art Biennial, First Prize. 1998: VII Salto Biennial, First Prize. 1988: Municipal Salon of Plastic Expression, XXXVI Award; Montevideo, Uruguay. 1987: New Talent Award, Drawing, AICA, Selection 85-87, Montevideo, Uruguay. Oriental Band Award, First Prize, Fray Bentos, Uruguay. 70th Anniversary, Israeli Community from Uruguay, Second Prize