Araceli Salcedo was born in Mexico City, where she had her first approach to art while obtaining a degree in Interior Design. Her interest in painting motivated her to enroll in various art workshops at the Universidad Iberoamericana and with private teachers. Her journey through painting has lead her to experiment with different styles, expanding her studies in techniques such as nude drawing, oil, acrylic, water media, collage, encaustic and tempera, studying these with important personalities such as Beatriz Flores, Catherine Scott, Enrique López and Jerónimo Melo in Mexico and later extending her studies in the United States with teachers such as Carl Dalio, Frank Webb and Katheleen Brenan.
Araceli has participated in more than 30 collective shows in Mexico and abroad including projects for the government of México City, the Festival del Centro Histórico, Grupo Financiero Probursa, Centro BBVA Bancomer, Universidad Iberoamericana, the Latinamerican Museum in Pomona, California, the Museum of the Americas in Miami, the Jadite Gallery in New York and most recently in the International Juried Exhibition Honoring Mexico’s Bicentennial in the Bakehouse Complex, Miami, which was curated by Nina Torres. She has had important individual shows in recognized galleries and venues such as the Galleria La Casita in Mexico City, the International Biennale of Artists in Miami (during the Art Basel Week) at the Nina Torres Fine Arts Gallery, the Daniels Center for the Arts in Palm Beach and the Palmetto Bay City Hall, Fl., she also participated in ARTAMERCIAS 2011, and many others in Mexico, City, the last was in Gora Gallery Montreal, Canada.
She has been published as part of many different organizations such as the European Community Library of Artists, the International Artists Catalogue (Frankfurt, Germany), 100 Contemporary International Artists (Belgium) and Contemporary Art Image and Critic (Argentina). Her work is shown in different places such as New York, Texas, Florida, Atlanta, Spain and all over Mexico.
Academically, in 2006 she started her own painting workshop where she shares her experience and sensitivity with those who admire her work and want to learn from her. Today, she has positioned herself as a well-known artist with a personal and unmistakable style and hallmark.