Adriana Ficarelli was born and raised in Brazil. She graduated with a focus on mathematics, marketing, and visual communication. She worked from 1973 until 1990 as set designer assistant and set decorator for television. When Adriana moved to the United States in 1991, she continued her passion in the visual arts, display, fashion clothing, and accessories for 18 years. Since 2011, Adriana has been active at the Armory Art Center in the Jewelry Department studying under various instructors, teaching, and participating in sales and exhibition opportunities.