Florine Demosthene was born in the United States and raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York. Demosthene earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College-City University of New York. She has exhibited extensively through group and solo exhibitions in the USA, Caribbean, UK, Europe and Africa. Recent solo exhibitions include, The Burst at Gallery MOMO (South Africa) and GET AZZMATIZED! at the Fondation Clément (Martinique) and her group exhibitions include New Portraiture at VOLTA 13 – Basel, LIFE VS TIME at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery in London, Transformative Vision at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami and Nord Art 2014 at Kunstwerk Carlshütte in Germany, among many others. In 2014 she was officially invited to participate in the Dak’Art Biennale. She is the recipient of a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Arts Moves Africa Grant and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She has participated in residencies in the USA, the UK, Slovakia, Ghana and Tanzania.
Her work can be seen at the University of South Africa (UNISA), the Lowe Museum of Art of Miami and in various private collections worldwide.
She resides between New York, Accra and Johannesburg.