Marco Bras was born in Moçambique, Africa, where the seeds of his interest in carving started with the Makonde woodcarvers who worked in black wood. He went to Portugal as a child and studied photography, making catalogs for painters and sculptors. Then one day, the artist fell in love with stone. He looked at the International Sculpture Center Portugal with Master Sculptor Moises, became a teacher there, and created many Private and Public Sculptures in his Studio in Sintra, Portugal capital of Marble in the world.
Since then, he has worked in Portugal for several years with masters of carving stone like moises, Antonio Quina, Rogerio Timotio and Romeu Costa.
He graduated from the school of visual arts Antonio Arroio, Lisbon, Portugal. He owns a vast list of numerous awards and accomplishments winning the first place award D. Fernando II presented for UNESCO-capital of culture in the category of Council Commission of Public Arts.
He has collaborated with architects on various art projects locally and at a government level. He has showed his art of crafting stone around the world where he displays his art in Capital Museums and many public parks.
Marco Bras has counted dozens of individual and collective exhibitions in Europe and America show up in Art Bazel, Miami, Skope, Superfine Art fair, etc. His Sculpture received prizes and honors for the excellence of his carvings. Marco Bras established his studio in New Jersey, where he can create big-size Sculptures.
At the moment, Marco Bras lives in the United States of America in the State of New Jersey creating contemporaneous universe of playful forms.