Meme Ferre’ is an Artist, Art Educator, and Board Member of Copperbridge Foundation.
She did not walk in the footsteps of her family legacy, as one of America’s preeminent Hispanic political families. Instead she navigated her inherited sense of cultural and societal passion into the Visual Arts and Art Education.
Her father Maurice A. Ferre’, Mayor of Miami (1973- 1985) was the first Hispanic Mayor of a major American City. Great Uncle Luis A. Ferre’, Governor of Puerto Rico (1969-1973), Art Patron (Founder of the Museo of Arte de Ponce), recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Great Aunt Sor. Isolina Ferre’, Missionary nun ,also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Cousin Rosario Ferre’, Author and National Book Award Finalist.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in Art History and Painting. A Master of Arts (MA) from NYU in Education and Painting.
Her artwork is in the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, PR, Miami Dade County Public Library and in many private collections.
She presently is an Art Educator with MDCPS (Miami Dade County Public Schools) since 1991 –
She is The Resident Artist at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Key Biscayne, FL since 2006 –
She is a Board Member of the Copperbridge Foundation, Miami, FL since 2010 –
Meme has owned her ancestral home in Adjuntas, PR “Villa Mary” since 2003. It is a 6 acres estate in the verdant “Cordillera Central” mountains in the center of the island.
Villa Mary has been used for photo shoots, Movie locations and is available for short term Villa rentals throughout the year. View at VRBO.com/266492
She currently has an Art Studio/ Art Gallery called Casa Coqui Miami in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL. This is where she paints, has exhibitions and teaches individual students.
Meme has taught over 10,000 children.
She has dedicated her life to the advancement of the Visual Arts in Miami, FL and Puerto Rico.
She currently lives between Miami and Puerto Rico.
Reality and Fantasy.