M. Florine Démosthène was born in the United States and raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and New York. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School for Design in New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College.
Démosthène has exhibited extensively through group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Caribbean, United Kingdom, Europe and Africa, with recent solo shows including, ‘Between Possibility and Actuality’ at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Chicago, a solo booth exhibition with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery at the New York Armory Fair and ‘The Stories I Tell Myself’ with Gallery 1957 Accra, Ghana. She is the recipient of a Wachtmeister Award, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Arts Moves Africa Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She has participated in residencies in the USA, Caribbean, UK, Slovakia, Ghana, and Tanzania.
Her work can be seen at the National Museum For African American History and Culture, Africa First Collection, University of South Africa, Lowe Museum of Art, Hessler Museum of Art, PFF Collection of African American Art and in various private collections worldwide.