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, with recent solo shows including, The Stories I Tell Myself (Gallery 1957, Ghana) and The Unbecoming (Semaphore Gallery, Switzerland). 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, UK, Slovakia, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. Her work can be viewed at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Lowe Museum of Art, the Pettruci Family Foundation and Collection of African American Art and in various private collections worldwide.