Carol Todaro: Bell, Book and Candle   

Curated by Milly Cardoso

Exhibition on view: February 1 - 25, 2017

Collectors Preview: Thursday, February 9, 2017 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4

Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami is pleased to present Carol Todaro: Bell, Book and Candle. In celebration of the exhibition's opening, there will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Curated by Milly Cardoso, Bell, Book and Candle showcases Carol Todaro’s new and selected artists’ books, sculpture and works on paper. These elegant pieces are lyrical and emotional, directing the viewer to react and recollect. For Todaro, the book is an emblem that can evoke an emotional or narrative response.

Cardoso states, “My first experiences with Carol’s artwork gave me a sense of familiarity. Her thematic approach resonates strongly with me because it’s poetic and subtle, yet remains accessible and relatable. In our collaboration on the development of the show we discovered a common love for books and storytelling. I discussed my dream of becoming a librarian; She shared her thoughts on conceiving and making artists’ books. Our shared interest went beyond the book and has made me more enamored of her work.”

ARTIST STATEMENT

The sculptural pieces in this show interpret books using structures and materials that are strange to their usual form and function. A table or music stand becomes both binding and stage, creating an altered reading experience. In addition, a series of pages presented on the wall are the result of studio improvisations with a limited set of images. Found elements and odd gifts were the starting point for the pages; color is a crucial component as well. The combined works are meditations on the spoken and written word, the way materials communicate meaning, and the attraction of discarded objects in a world full of things.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Carol Todaro focuses on the book as an artistic form. The Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Library of Congress and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University, among other public institutions, have collected her work. Recent group exhibitions include Super Natural at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, and work/work at the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design. Her poetry chapbook Moonviewing (Floating Wolf Quarterly # 7) was released in 2011. She teaches at New World School of the Arts and the University of Miami.

Bell, Book and Candle will be on view from February 1 - 25, 2017 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Images: Carol Todaro, Pages in the Present Tense (detail, one of 22), 2016-2017, solvent transfer, collage and watercolor on paper, 12 1/4  X  9 1/8 inches (Cover) 

Carol Todaro, Pages in the Present Tense (detail, one of 22), 2016-2017, solvent transfer and watercolor on paper, 9 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches 

 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESENTS THE ARTWORK OF THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATING STUDENTS

The Art and Art History Department at U of M presents the work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduate students running from December 7th – 16th, 2016. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, December 14th from 4pm to 6pm @ the Rainbow Building, 1540 Levante Avenue. Refreshments will be served. 

The students graduating this December are:

Sau Ping Choi (Graphic Design)

Lorraine Franco (Ceramics)

Becca Magrino (Photography)

Xinrui Wang (Graphic Design)

Yiming Zhou (Graphic Design)

The BFA is a four-year program with 72 credits completed in the Department of Art and Art History, with the balance of the 120 credits being in general education courses, giving students an in depth education in the arts combined with a solid University liberal arts education. Graduates often go directly into careers in graphics, photography, museum or gallery work, while some go on to graduate work or start their careers in the fine arts.

For more information regarding the BFA exhibition please contact Milly Cardoso, 305.284.3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image: Sau Ping Choi, The “First Song” Series no.1, 2016, 16x20                                                                       

 

Magical Thinking

December 1 - January 19, 2017

Preview and Brunch: Friday, December 2, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4

Miami, FL 33127

In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Art and Art History presents Magical Thinking featuring artwork of students earning their Masters in Fine Arts. Works on display include sculpture, painting, photography and more. The MFA program is a 60-credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. The program is highly competitive, with applicants coming from across the country and around the world.

Featuring

Joao Campos

Patricia Cooke

Christine Di Staola

Karli Evans

Alex Hodge

Karla Kantorovich 

Izia Lindsay

Gabriel Madan

Anna Meier

Beatriz Rodriguez

Juan Sebastian

Jeannette Stargala

Magical Thinking will be on view from December 1 - January 19, 2017 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. An opening reception will be held for the artists on Friday, December 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Special Hours for Miami Art Week: Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director and Curator at m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Images courtesy of the artists:

Jeannette Stargala, t-magazin, screen print, 12 x 18 (Cover) 

Juan Sebastian, Mulatos, 66 x 44  

 

 

2016 Faculty Exhibition

Exhibition on view:
November 1 - 27, 2016
Reception: Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The Department of Art and Art History, in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM presents the work of its 2016 Faculty Members. In celebration of the exhibition's opening, there will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, November 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Department of Art and Art History offers a wide range of media for the students to study and has been hiring faculty with the specific goal of creating a very diverse range of approaches to both the handling of materials and philosophies towards art-making; this faculty exhibition of full time and part time faculty will show that range of approaches.

2016 Faculty Exhibition will be on view from November 1 - 27, 2016 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available.

For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Image credit: Jenna Efrein, Monument to the Alligator, 2016, Cast Liquor Bottles, Plexi, Wood, Light

 6 x 6

Exhibition on view:
October 3 - 24, 2016

Preview & Artist Talk: Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Reception: Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

ArtsUnited, a nonprofit gay and lesbian arts organization and the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami presents 6 x 6 – Six artists with six pieces of art each. ArtsUnited was founded in 1999 in response to the growing need of local LGBT artists for an interactive and supportive working environment.

Curated by Jeff Larson, past president of ArtsUnited and a lecturer at the University of Miami. Each artist portrays a different and unique voice that starts a conversation with the other artists included in the show.

Artists:
Sean Black (Photography)
Henning Haupt (Abstract Painting)
Greg Lindeblom (Photography)
Diane Lublinski (Ceramics)
Peter Meyerhoefer (Abstract Photography)
Daniel Mullen (Traditional Oil Painting)

ArtsUnited’s mission is to use the arts to break down historical barriers preventing lesbians and gays from contributing fully and openly to the cultural, social and economic success of South Florida. We strive to accomplish that in many ways including programming art exhibits and performances in mainstream public venues, social networking opportunities, and workshops and seminars.

Membership has grown over the years to include 120 members, primarily artists including allies and LGBT. ArtsUnited has become an art-incubator for fledgling gay and lesbian artists, allowing them opportunities to showcase their art in gay-friendly environments, and offering them encouragement and support. The organization also connects them to the larger arts community in South Florida, introducing them to ArtServe, the Broward Art Guild, and other arts organizations.

6 x 6 will be on view from October 3 - 24, 2016 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art <http://www.as.miami.edu/art>. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director atm.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Image credit:
Henning Haupt, Magenta, 2016 (Cover)
Sean Black, Anos, 2016, Photo

2016 Incoming Graduate Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view: September 1 - 26, 2016

Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4

Miami, FL 33127

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami (UM) presents the work of incoming Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate students. The MFA program is a 60-credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. The program is highly competitive, with applicants coming from across the country and around the world. 

Featuring: 

João Campos (Painting) São Paulo, Brazil  

Christine Di Staola (Painting) Hamilton Ohio, lived for 30 years in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy  

Alex Hodge (Ceramics) Adel, Georgia

Gabriel Madan (Printmaking) Miami, Florida

Juan Sebastian (Photography) Barranquilla, Colombia

The Incoming Graduate Exhibition will be on view from September 1 – 26, 2016 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available.

For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Image: Christine Di Staola, Chairs 2, 2016. 50x65cm, Oil on Canvas Paper

 

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Staff Exhibition

Exhibition on view:
July 5 - August 21, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

As a creative institution, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) employs many talented individuals who help bring art to life. This summer, University of Miami Gallery will present the fifth PAMM Staff Art Exhibition, showcasing the talents of its artistically-inclined staff.

Artists: Christopher Albert / Michael Balbone / Maria Theresa Barbist / Helier Batista /Amanda Bradley / Chris Byrd / Susan Delconte / Morel Doucet / Alexa Ferra / Rosa Naday Garmendia / Joe Gato / Pamela Gonzalez / Cosby Hayes /  José Herazo-Osorio / Kenny Jones / Kerry Keeler / David Kudzma / David Lloyd / Kadedra Mitchell / Margarida Matos / Eddie Negron / Lorie Ofir / Jay Oré / Karina Pais / Daniela Poma Tim Probasco / Gianna Riccardi / Jahaira Ríos de Gálvez / Carla S. Saenz / Mimi Stocker / Maria C. Trujillo / Pedro Vizcaino / Stefan VonFouts / Daniel Walker / Janese Weingarten / Ramon Williams / Alex Zastera

The PAMM Staff exhibition will be on view from July 5th – August 21st, 2016 at University of Miami Gallery at the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. Opening reception will be held on Saturday July 9th from 7pm to 11pm. For more information about the exhibition and the University of Miami Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at (305) 284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @umartgalleries. 

PAMM contact information:
Jay Oré, 786-345-5637 or jore@pamm.org

Image: Joe Gato, Love Letter to NYC. Midtown, 2016, Digital Print

 

 

Danièle Gabriel
MASQUES

Exhibition on view:
June 7 - 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents MASQUES, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Danièle Gabriel. The artist focuses on both traditional and digital mediums with an interest in costumes, as a reference to her childhood experiences. The exhibition showcases multiple series and mediums, portraying an unsettling atmosphere through carefully composed figurative narratives, depicting costumed figures from both historical and contemporary pop culture, in a style resembling magic realism. Gabriel uses her costumed characters as a stand in for particular disquieting memories. She then activates these memories by constructing uncanny narratives with her costumed characters. Understood in this way Gabriel’s images are unflinching invitations to share in the quirkiness and playfulness of her multifaceted persona.
 
Born in Miami Florida, Gabriel earned her Associate degree from Miami Dade College, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables and is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting. She studied art history, painting, printmaking, and graphic design as well as other mediums, all of which influence her style.

MASQUES will be on view from June 7th - 26th, 2016 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Danièle Gabriel, daniele.gabriel@yahoo.com or www.danielegabriel.com

Image: Danièle Gabriel, Play Online Series: The Room of False Promises; Etching with white charcoal

 

Lauren Shapiro
POLYGON

Exhibition on view:
May 10 - 29, 2016
Collectors Preview: Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents POLYGON, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Lauren Shapiro. The artist explores the fusion of repetitive geometric shapes composed of ceramic materials to sculpt images recognizable as the organic mechanics or systems of anthropomorphic structures. Shapiro's sculptures are designed and assembled from building blocks fabricated in a unique process that originates with folded origami paper made into slip cast forms in molds.

Several of the pieces exhibited were begun during her residence in China as a Graduate Artist Fellow at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute at Jingdezhen, home of the world's finest porcelain.  Lauren Shapiro's exhibition history includes the Lowe Museum of Art, The Bakehouse Art Complex, the sculpture garden of the Whitespace Collection, and Locust Projects at the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) during the annual Miami Art Fair week held every December.

POLYGON will be on view from May 10th - 29th, 2016 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @umartgalleries

Artist contact information:
Lauren Shapiro, Lshapir8@gmail.com or www.laurenshapiroart.com

Image courtesy of Lauren Shapiro.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESENTS THE ARTWORK OF THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATING STUDENTS
The CAS Gallery at UM, presents the work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduate students running from April 26th ­to May 6th, 2016. The reception will be held on Thursday, May 5th ­ from 5pm to 8pm at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. The reception is for all graduating art students, this event will be catered.

The students graduating this May are:

Federico Bisiani (Sculpture)

Rosy Chayo (Graphic Design)

Alejandra Murillo (Painting)

The BFA is a four year program with 72 credits completed in the Department of Art and Art History, with the balance of the 120 credits being in general education courses, giving students an in depth education in the arts combined with a solid University liberal arts education. Graduates often go directly into careers in graphics, photography, museum or gallery work, while some go on to graduate work or start their careers in the fine arts.

Regular hours for the CAS Gallery are Tuesday through Friday, 12pm to 4pm. Mondays and Weekends Closed. Don't forget to visit the University of Miami Gallery every second Saturday at the Wynwood Building located at 2750 NW 3rd Avenue - Suite 4, during the monthly gallery walk to view student, faculty and alumni works. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or the CAS Gallery, call (305) 284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @umartgalleries

*Image courtesy of Alejandra Murillo.

 

2016 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition on view:
March 28 - April 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2016 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami is pleased to present the 2016 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Each year the Department of Art and Art History host an art competition that is open to all students who have enrolled in an art course that year. A guest juror, typically a distinguished gallery director, curator or art critic, selects pieces from the submitted artwork and awards cash prizes to outstanding student artists. The competition is open to all media. This event will be catered.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on view from March 28 - April 21, 2016 at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation Building, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image credit: Danielle Cohen, Eye Exam, Photography

 

 

Michael Zimmerer: Path to Somewhere

Exhibition on view:
April 5 - 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents Path to Somewhere, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Michael Zimmerer. In Path to Somewhere lay a snowy mountain range hides a silver river, and beside its frozen shore there is a small village.  These images depict the final day as this community go up in flames and its people wash away in what is now the Red River. The series documents the story of the lone survivor and what would become the memories of his homeland.  The river ran red for one day, but in his memory it stayed like that forever.

The story in this visual novella is not unlike many children’s lives around the world.  It is about a story millions have experienced, seen and heard.  The story of one group overtaking another, the story of a child orphaned and a landscape destroyed.

Michael Zimmerer was born and raised in a small town on the Eastern coast of Florida.  Enamored with the landscape, fiction and the power of storytelling, he now focuses on telling the stories of both humans and the environment. Michael’s images recreate the idea of a photograph by merging painting techniques and digital technology.  He has been featured on Fast Company, Adbusters, Nordstrom and published internationally and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and University of Miami. This will be his fourth solo show.

Path to Somewhere will be on view from April 5th - 24th, 2016 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Michael Zimmerer, michaelgzimmerer@gmail.com or http://michaelgzimmerer.com/

Image courtesy of Micahel Zimmerer.

 

Vali Steele: Landscape of Emotions

Exhibition on view: March 8 - 27, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents Landscape of Emotions, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Vali Steele. Born in Columbus Ohio, Vali Steele is a glass sculptor and mixed media artist with an interest in landscape references, as a placement of memories. Within certain geographies, she uses easily found organic matter, as if it were gifted by the place as souvenirs. These remnants often find their way into the corporeal structures of her glass sculptures, memorializing and giving them life within. Landscape of Emotions is about the personal attachments humans have with the environments they immerse themselves in. Changes in emotion, change biochemistry, and that changes the human landscape. Steele uses references to nature & their meaning, exploring how they connect with an individual’s ‘nature’, as one landscape. Transforming a distant place, a memory, to a current place of being.
 
Steele earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and is completing her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She studied art history, printmaking and earned her certification for art conservation and restoration through Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. She was awarded the Dr. Jerrold Belitz Glass Scholarship Fund to attend Penland School of Crafts, NC. Steele also received scholarships to attend Pilchuck Glass School, WA.

Landscape of Emotions will be on view from March 8th - 27th, 2016 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Vali Steele, artist@valisteele.com or http://www.valisteele.com

 Image credit: Vali Steele, Emotion Series: Ups and Downs, Glass and organic materials, 2015

 

 

Dennis Loucks: Take The Good With The Bad

Exhibition on view:
February 8 - 28, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 19, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery
University of Miami 
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 

The University of Miami presents Take The Good With The Bad, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Dennis Loucks. Loucks states, "As humans have learned, some paths we choose for ourselves, other paths are chosen for us, and most paths are combination of the two.  Periodically, random events will occur in our lives that interrupt our plans and goals. As the Burns poem says, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” We have to accept the unchangeable facts of our lives, adjust what we can and continue on. This is why a broken ceramic piece can be an opportunity rather than a failure."

Born in Mankato, Minnesota, Dennis Loucks grew up on a farm just a few miles out of town. His paternal grandmother played a role in nurturing his creativity with fiber paints and rock polishing. After working for a number of years in manufacturing, Dennis returned to school. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010 and a Master of Arts in 2012 from Minnesota State University Mankato. In 2013, he began his Master of Fine Arts education at the University of Miami and during the fall semester of 2014, he studied ceramics and Chinese ceramic art history in Jingdezhen, China. His work has been in shows juried by Leslie Ferrin and Matt Long and is in several private and public collections.

Take The Good With The Bad will be on view from February 8th - 28th, 2016 at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation Building, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Dennis Loucks, dennisloucks@gmail.com

Image: Dennis Loucks, Blue Corner (Detail), Porcelain, 2015

 

 

Anabel Rub Peicher
Inception
 
Exhibition on view:
February 9 - 26, 2016
Collectors Preview / Q&A: Thursday, February 11, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4 Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents Inception by Anabel Rub Peicher.

Art allows me to express myself in a language of my own in which my inner feelings and emotions flow through. I invite you to add your perspective to the narrative of "Inception." Let the curves of the piece and the array of flowers stir your emotions and send your mind on a journey. I encourage you to infuse your story, hopes, and dreams into the limitless design and explore where the feeling takes you.

The creative process challenges and fascinates me. Working in different media I experiment and transform common materials into works of art. Through my installations I intend to transport the audience to a world of fantasy, where they take respite from reality and allow their imaginations to soar. My work is constantly evolving allowing me to rise to new levels through each creation, becoming bolder and gaining better use of the materials with its boundless possibilities. Above all I believe in respecting human beings, living creatures and nature. We should all strive to spread compassion, happiness, kindness and peace. I encourage individuals and myself to become proactive and to empower ourselves with positive values and to help create a gentler and more peaceful world.

Born and raised in Lima Peru, Anabel Rub Peicher relocated to South Florida and attended University of Miami where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Architecture.

Inception will be on view from February 9th - 26th, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Anabel Rub Peicher, AP Designs Inc. anabel.peicher@gmail.com or http://www.anabelrubpeicher.com

 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESENTS THE ARTWORK OF THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATING STUDENTS

The CAS Gallery at UM, presents the work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduate students running from December 8th - 18th, 2015. The reception will be held on Wednesday, December 16th – 5pm to 8pm at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. The reception is for all graduating art students. This event will be catered.

The students graduating this December are:

Silvana Arguello (Graphic Design), Erin Holmes (Ceramics), Natasha Lopes (Sculpture), Gabriel Madan (Printmaking), Alexandrea Scott-Van Deusen (Graphic Design)

The BFA is a four year program with 72 credits completed in the Department of Art and Art History, with the balance of the 120 credits being in general education courses, giving students an in depth education in the arts combined with a solid University liberal arts education. Graduates often go directly into careers in graphics, photography, museum or gallery work, while some go on to graduate work or start their careers in the fine arts.

For more information regarding the BFA exhibition please contact Milly Cardoso, 305.284.3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image: Gabriel Madan "Raffel" 2015. Mixed media on canvas. 40in x 40in

 

New Work UM MFA Candidates

Exhibition on view:
December 1 - January 22, 2016

Preview and Brunch: Friday, December 4, 2015  – 11:00 a.m.
Reception: Friday, December 4, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Art and Art History presents New Work: UM MFA Candidates. Works on display include photography, sculpture, painting and more. The MFA program is a 60-credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. The program is highly competitive, with applicants coming from across the country and around the world.

Featuring
Patricia Cooke
Karli Evans
Daniele Gabriel
Karla Kantorovich
Izia Lindsay
Dennis Loucks
Anna Meier
Beatriz Rodriguez
Jeannette Stargala
Vali Steele
Michael Zimmerer

New Work: UM MFA Candidates will be on view from December 1 - January 22, 2015 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Special Hours for Basel Week: Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director and Curator at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image credit: Vali Steele, Arc Diptych, 2015, Glass

Annual Faculty Exhibition
Exhibition on view:
November 4th - December 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 2015 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: CAS Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

The Department of Art and Art History, in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM presents the work of its 2015 Faculty Members running from November 5th – December 6th, 2015 at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. In celebration of the exhibition's opening, there will be a reception for the artists on Friday, November 6th from 5 – 8 p.m. This event will be catered.

The Department of Art and Art History offers a wide range of media for the students to study and has been hiring faculty with the specific goal of creating a very diverse range of approaches to both the handling of materials and philosophies towards art-making; this faculty exhibition of full time and part time faculty will show that range of approaches.

Regular hours for the CAS Gallery are Tuesday through Friday, 12pm to 4pm. Mondays and Weekends Closed. Don't forget to visit the University of Miami Gallery every second Saturday at the Wynwood Building located at 2750 NW 3rd Avenue - Suite 4, during the monthly gallery walk to view student, faculty and alumni works. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or the CAS Gallery, call (305) 284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Follow us on Twitter: @umartgalleries!

Image: Lani Shapton, Together Again, Ceramic


 
Bastions
2015 Adjunct and Lecturer Exhibition

Exhibition on view:
November 5 - 27, 2015
Collectors Preview: Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami is pleased to present the work of its 2015 Studio Lecturer and Adjunct Professors running from November 5th – 27th, 2015. The Department of Art and Art History offers a wide range of media for the students to study and has been hiring faculty with the specific goal of creating a very diverse range of approaches to both the handling of materials and philosophies towards art-making; this faculty exhibition of full time and part time faculty will show that range of approaches.

Featuring
Devin Caserta
Liliam Dominguez
Jenna Efrein
Jeff Larson
Eddy A. López
David Marsh
Gerardo Olhovich
Lani Shapton
Lidija Slavkovic
Kathleen Staples
Skylor Swann
Jena Thomas           
Kyle Trowbridge
Gerbi Tsesarskaia              
John R. Van Beekum
                
Bastions will be on view from November 5 - 27, 2015 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.


Image credit
Kyle Trowbridge, "It's Your World, I'm Just Drinking the Beer" (After Mondrian), 60" x  98” diptych, Acrylic on Canvas

 

an invisible man
Erin Thurlow

Exhibition on view:
October 6 - 25, 2015
Collector's Preview: Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents an invisible man, an exhibition by Erin Thurlow.

Consider the audience:
 
     Viewers cannot be left out of consideration in objective planning.  They bring their own set of experiences to the program and you should try to understand what the viewing audience is like so that you can tailor the objectives to their needs and experiences.  You can consider such factors as probable age, education, prior knowledge and attitudes toward your subject matter.
 
     One of the problems that comes up in audience consideration is that most material could be used by different groups.  You must make a decision about who the primary viewing group will be.  If you try to cover every group you consider, your program will get so broad that it will have no point.

Erin Thurlow (born Seattle, WA) attended Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), received his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1997and his MFA from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. Solo shows include Mercer Union Gallery (Toronto). Recent group shows include Heat Island at Smack Mellon Gallery (New York). He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre (Alberta), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), Three-Walls (Chicago), Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Millay Colony (NY). He has received grants form the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils. He has also curated a show of New York and Chicago based sculptors, Conceptual Furniture, at the DepArtment Gallery (Toronto). His work, often sculptural and installation based, also includes performance, writing, and the ongoing development of a stand-up comedy act that he has performed in comedy clubs and galleries.

​an invisible man will be on view from October 6th - 25th, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Erin Thurlow, ethurlow@gmail.com or http://erinthurlow.blogspot.com/

Image courtesy of Erin Thurlow.

 

MASTERS OF FINE ARTS CANDIDATES EXHIBITION

Exhibition on view:
September 8 - 27, 2015

Opening: Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 3312

The University of Miami is pleased to present the work of its Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Candidates. Featuring artists Daniele Gabriel, Dennis Loucks, Beatriz Rodriguez, Lauren Shapiro, Vali Steele and Michael Zimmerer.

The MFA program at UM is a 60 credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. Entrance into the program is highly competitive with both national and international applicants.

This exhibition will be on view from September 8 - September 27, 2015 at the UM Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Location:
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127
305.284.3161
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 6pm and every second Saturday, 4pm to 10pm.
Admission: Free
http://www.as.miami.edu/art
Twitter: @UMArtGalleries
 
Image credits: Lauren Shapiro, Allegra Bust, 2014. Hand build and slip cast ceramic

 

2015 Incoming Graduate Student Exhibition

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami (UM) presents the work of incoming Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate students. The new students are Patricia Cooke (Sculpture), Karli Evans (Photography), Karla Kantorovich (Painting), Izia Lindsay (Graphic Design), Anna Meier (Sculpture) and Jeannette Stargala (Printmaking)

This exhibition opens Tuesday, August 18th and will be on view until Friday, September 18th. To celebrate the exhibition's opening, there will be a reception for the artists from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 4th. Admission is free and open to the public. This event will be catered. 
CAS Gallery hours are from Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery is located at the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. 



The MFA program is a 60-credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. The program is highly competitive, with applicants coming from across the country and around the world. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or the CAS Gallery, call 305-284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu. 



Image: Karla Kantorovich, Flaw 3, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48x36

 

NAKED
Exhibition on view:
July 7 - August 22, 2015

Preview: Thursday, July 9, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, August 8, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

ArtsUnited, a nonprofit gay and lesbian arts organization and the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami presents NAKED. ArtsUnited was founded in 1999 in response to the growing need of local LGBT artists for an interactive and supportive working environment.

Using the literal theme of NAKED as being without clothing or covering; nude and bare of any covering, overlying matter, and vegetation, NAKED exhibits various subject matters that include the nude form to abstraction without the customary covering of protection in thought and material.  Artists included in the exhibit include Sean Black, Diane Lublinski, Richard Viola, Maciel Cantelmo, Greg Little, Michael Jude Russo, Dennis Dean, Chris Lopez,  Allen Pierce, Jennifer Maria, and Henning Haupt.
 
ArtsUnited’s mission is to use the arts to break down historical barriers preventing lesbians and gays from contributing fully and openly to the cultural, social and economic success of South Florida. We strive to accomplish that in many ways including programming art exhibits and performances in mainstream public venues, social networking opportunities, and workshops and seminars. Membership has grown over the years to include 120 members, primarily artists including allies and LGBT. ArtsUnited has become an art-incubator for fledgling gay and lesbian artists, allowing them opportunities to showcase their art in gay-friendly environments, and offering them encouragement and support. The organization also connects them to the larger arts community in South Florida, introducing them to ArtServe, the Broward Art Guild, and other arts organizations.
 
Over the years, ArtsUnited has consistently collaborated with the Broward Art Guild, 9Muses Art Center, Broward County Libraries, Stonewall Library and Archives, Stork’s Bakery, the Museum of Art, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and ArtServe to produce quality programming that has been popular with Broward County residents. ArtsUnited has also used the arts to help other nonprofits raise money such as the annual Holiday Bizarre, Holiday Tops, Ribbons for the Children and Legacy Exhibit. Broward House, PWAC, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center and the Mental Health Association have all benefited from an ArtsUnited program.

NAKED will be on view from July 7th - August 22nd, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed atwww.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image courtesy of Micheal Russo.

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Devin Caserta: The Void
June 9 - 28, 2015
Preview: Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, June 26, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127


The University of Miami presents The Void, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Devin Caserta. Caserta states, "In my drawings I create surface texture and organic forms with illusions of continuous ambiguous areas that recede into a mysterious dark background. This ambiguity allows for the viewer to interpret these mysterious unseen parts of the drawings. My drawings can be read as narratives taking place in a world in which relations between different elements act out evocative biological dramas in unfamiliar environments. There is movement and tension, an internal force that pulls things into the void.”

Devin Caserta received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from New World School of the Arts College in partnership with the University of Florida. Caserta has exhibited locally at several Museums and Galleries in Miami and the Wynwood Arts District. He is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

The Void will be on view from June 9th - 28th, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours are available upon request. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Devin Caserta, Devin_Caserta@yahoo.com or http://www.DevinCaserta.com

Image credit: Devin Caserta, Field View, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 2014

 

Skylor Swann
: Anomalies

May 5 - 24, 2015

Collectors Preview: Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.


University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building


2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
, Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents Anomalies, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Skylor Swann. Swann states, "My clay vessels encapsulate my background in functional pottery while transcending functionality through sculptural means. The lustrous surfaces effectively dissolve the form's boundaries by reflecting the surrounding space giving the illusion of oneness with everything around. In other works nontraditional materials are subjected to ceramic processes resulting in what I like to call anomalies; that which is out of the ordinary or unexpected. Together they are presented as a mind-scape environment based on the gardening concept of earthly paradise."



Skylor Swann received a Bachelors of Science in the Fine Arts from Souther Utah University in Cedar City, UT followed by a BFA from Montana State University-Bozeman. Swann has exhibited throughout the Western United States and more recently in Florida. Swann has owned and operated his studio practice for over a decade called Mangey Clay Art Studio and sells his work through the Old Spanish Hospital Gallery in Saint Augustine, FL. He is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami in Coral Gables.



Anomalies will be on view from May 5th - 24th, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times.

Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image courtesy of Skylor Swann.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESENTS THE ARTWORK OF THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATING STUDENTS

The CAS Gallery at UM, presents the work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduate students running from April 28th to May 8th, 2015. The reception will be held on Thursday, May 7 – 5pm to 8pm at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. The reception is for all graduating art students.
 
The students graduating this May are:

Eve Adsetts (Photography)
Victoria Diaz (Painting)
Sarbani Ghosh (Graphic Design)
Rachel Korotkin (Photography)
Jenelle Paramore (Graphic Design)
Leticia Ras-Anderica (Painting)
Valery Rocha (Graphic Design)
Yesenia Tefel (Graphic Design)

The BFA is a four year program with 72 credits completed in the Department of Art and Art History, with the balance of the 120 credits being in general education courses, giving students an in depth education in the arts combined with a solid University liberal arts education. Graduates often go directly into careers in graphics, photography, museum or gallery work, while some go on to graduate work or start their careers in the fine arts.

For more information regarding the BFA exhibition please contact Milly Cardoso, 305.284.3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

*Image: Rachel Korotkin, Nude Self-Portraits: #2, Digital Photography, 2014

 

Jena Thomas: Artificial Oasis

Exhibition on view:
April 7 - 26, 2015
Preview: Thursday, April 9, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 24, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami presents ARTIFICIAL OASIS, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Jena Thomas. In Thomas’s rich, color-saturated fictional landscapes, the natural world is disrupted by swimming pools, patios, golf courses and other human debris imposed on nature, illuminating the visceral boundaries between the fabricated and organic. Rich colors and textures create a luscious other world where Thomas’s surreal imagination tangles with reality.

Thomas has shown often in Florida and New England, with recent exhibitions at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and Art Palm Beach. Recently featured in the art publication “New American Painting”, Thomas is a recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art Students League of New York and was a finalist in Miami University’s, Young Painters Competition in Oxford, OH. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and is currently completing her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Jena Thomas’s work is currently represented by the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford, CT.

ARTIFICIAL OASIS will be on view from April 7th - 26th, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Jena Thomas, jenathomas1@aol.com or http://www.jenathomasart.com/

Image credit: Jena Thomas, Split, Oil on Canvas, 2014



Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 1 - 23, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

The University of Miami is pleased to present the 2015 Juried Student Exhibition. Each year the Art and Art History Department holds a student art competition that is open to all students who have enrolled in an art course that year. A guest juror, typically a distinguished gallery director, curator or art critic, selects pieces from the submitted artwork and awards cash prizes to outstanding student artists. The competition is open to work in all media.

Also on view:

The 10th Annual Salon des Refusés Exhibition
Dates: April 6 - May 8, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 10th - 3pm to 5pm
Location: 1540 Levante Avenue (Rainbow Building), second floor gallery


The Salon des Refusés is named after the celebrated Salon des Refusés exhibition of 1863, in Paris, in which the Impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy.

Student Printmaking Exchange
Dates: March 30 - April 10, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 10th - 3pm to 5pm
Location: 1540 Levante Avenue (Rainbow Building), first floor gallery


The Student Printmaking Exchange is a traveling exhibition and exchange with students from the University of Miami, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and California State University Chico.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on view from April 1 - 23, 2015 at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation Building, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

 

John R. Van Beekum

More Land Than People: Life on the Texas High Plains

Exhibition on view: March 10 - 29, 2015

Preview: Thursday, March 12, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Alternate Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
, Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami is pleased to present More Land Than People: Life on the Texas High Plains, a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by John R. Van Beekum. In this exhibition Van Beekum returns to his roots, as he explains: “Land dominates the everyday lives of the sparse population on the flat, arid Texas High Plains. Their very existence is continually shaped by the ground beneath their feet. As I walked around farms, workplaces, ranches, oil fields and homes, I marveled at the region’s rich light and detailed colors. They complemented the uplifting spirit, determined optimism and guarded wariness of a people in wait of what the next dawn would bring.” The digital high-resolution photography is presented in large scale archival prints. 



A native of the Texas High Plains, Van Beekum has exhibited his fine art photography in juried national exhibitions in the United States since 2005. This is his first solo exhibition since he returned to creating personal documentary and non-objective photography after four decades of career photojournalism, working in Texas, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Miami. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in 2012, he was accepted into the graduate program of UM’s College of Arts and Sciences where he is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts in Photography/Digital Imaging. 



More Land Than People: Life on the Texas High Plains will be on view from March 10th - 29th, 2015 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times.

Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu. 



Artist contact information:
 John R. Van Beekum, j.vanbeekum@umiami.edu or http://morelandthanpeople.com/

Image Credit: John R. Van Beekum. Home on the Range, Higgins, Texas, 2014, photography, 40" x 27.25"

 

 

The University of Miami is pleased to present BURST! A Celebration of Arte Povera. Featuring artists Martin Casuso, Valeria Rocchiccioli and Troy Simmons.
Curated by Milly Cardoso, BURST pays homage to the Italian art movement Arte Povera. The exhibition showcases a "rebirth" of this radical art movement of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Through bursts of color, the use of found objects, recycled materials, and sheer creativity, the viewer will experience how Arte Povera has served as inspiration for Casuso, Rocchiccioli, and Simmons.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Martin Casuso
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Martin Casuso is the son of a Cuban Freudian analyst father and a Dutch artist mother. Creative from an early age, he has strong memories of building forts in the mangrove swamp of his childhood neighborhood in Coconut Grove. His work often involves a melding of childhood memory and adulthood interest in art history. Casuso received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Miami and his BFA from Florida International University.

Valeria Rocchiccioli
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Valeria Rocchiccioli uses mass-produced discarded objects as her main medium; Rocchiccioli's sculptures remind us that ordinary can become extraordinary. This is evident when the artist shifts the material's original intention of existence by weaving plastic bottles, caps and zip ties into unpredictable forms. The densely patterned and colorful sculptures draw inevitable comparisons to Sao Paulo's landscape, large population and diverse society. Rocciccioli received her MFA from the University of Miami and is represented by Now Contemporary Art Gallery.

Troy Simmons
Born in Texas, resides in Miami, Florida. Simmons states , “My inspiration is drawn from surroundings, situations and experiences I encounter daily.  Everything from a weed growing through a crack in the sidewalk, to the people in the isles of the local grocery store, all stimulate my creativity. My latest work reflects the diversity seen in the tapestry of South Florida. Layers of ideas, people, and cultures all mixed in one urban environment.” Simmons holds a degree from Oklahoma State University in Architectural Design.

BURST! will be on view from February 1st to March 2nd, 2015 at the UM Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.
 
Exhibition on view: February 1 - March 2, 2015
Collectors Preview: Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Reception: Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
 
Location:
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127
305.284.3161
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm. Every second Saturday, 4pm to 10pm.
Admission: Free
Twitter: @UMArtGalleries
http://www.as.miami.edu/art

Image Credit: Valeria Rocchiccioli, Paper Box 1, 2015. Paper shopping bags, plastic straws and pins

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The CAS Gallery at UM, presents the work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduate students running from December 9th to 19th, 2014. The reception will be in the evening on Wednesday, December 17 – 5pm to 8pm at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. The reception is for all graduating art students.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts students graduating this December are: Margaret Fragel (Photography), Pimlada Kongkham (Graphic Design) and Lizzy Lunday (Painting)

The BFA is a four year program with 72 credits completed in the Department of Art and Art History, with the balance of the 120 credits being in general education courses, giving students an in depth education in the arts combined with a solid University liberal arts education. Graduates often go directly into careers in graphics, photography, museum or gallery work, while some go on to graduate work or start their careers in the fine arts.

For more information regarding the BFA exhibition please contact Milly Cardoso, 305.284.3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image Credit: Margaret Fragel, Florida Vacation Meets Reality, 2014, Digital Photgraphy, 21x22

PULL


December 2, 2014 – January 20, 2015


Reception: Saturday, December 6 - 6pm to 10pm
, Art Week Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 12pm to 6pm. 



Featuring: Devin Caserta, Sara Catapano
, Robert Fitzgerald
, Beatriz Rodriguez
, Jena Thomas, Amber Tutwiler, John Van Beekum and Michael Zimmerer

PULL, an exhibition of works by UM graduate students, explores the tension that exists between various artistic dichotomies, such as competing mediums, subjects, colors, formal and psychological concerns. By examining the "push-pull" dynamic across 2D & 3D works, artists in this show reveal an interest in visual movement -- either literal, or implied -- that asks the viewer to look upward, outward, or inward. The exhibition will run from December 2, 2014 - January 20, 2015. 



Featuring:
Devin Caserta                          
Sara Catapano
Robert Fitzgerald
Beatriz Rodriguez
Jena Thomas            
Amber Tutwiler                      
John Van Beekum                         
Michael Zimmerer

The MFA program at UM is a 60 credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. Entrance into the program is highly competitive with both national and international
 applicants.

PULL will be on view from December 2 - January 20, 2015 at the UM Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available.

For special hours during Art Week please see information below. For more information about the exhibition or the UM Art Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image credit: Michael Zimmerer. Untitled 4, 2014

PULL Exhibition

Naiad

Exhibition on view: 
November 4 - 28, 2014

Preview: Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, 
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami is pleased to present Naiad featuring paintings by artists and alumnae Jacqueline Gopie and Kathleen Staples. Curated by Milly Cardoso, Naiad captures the beauty and movement of water while exploring its power and the feeling it evokes. 



Jacqueline Gopie: This series of paintings reflects on adolescence and summertime waters - those childhood feelings of just being lost in the world of fantasy and play and having adventures floating in and flying underwater.

Kathleen Staples: Water fascinates me.  I work with fluid acrylic mediums, wets on wet that behave like water in many ways. They are colorless like water, so, like water, they can reflect the blue sky or the flaming sunset or be gorged with color, flooding and surging as I pour and push the paint and  “go with the flow”.
 
Water also conceals its depth, and each colored layer I lay down interacts with the layer it covers and the one to come. The layers of fluid color suspended in acrylic medium create a variety of transparency, surface effects, and texture as I work intuitively with color, the “soul” of the painting. Water is all encompassing: one floats and sinks, and there is the sensation of one small thing in an immensity. The loss of self is transporting, and ultimately each painting seems to find its own best way, out of my control.



ABOUT THE ARTISTS



Jacqueline Gopie was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to NYC with her family at the age of 12.  She spent over 20 years in the Army before retiring and studying painting at the University of Miami receiving her MFA in 2012.  Her studio is in the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood.



Kathleen Staples earned her BFA at Parsons School of Design and initially embarked on a successful career as a landscape painter. However, while working toward an MFA degree at the University of Miami, where she now teaches foundation design, she evolved the landscape format into large abstract paintings that reflect the fluid nature of the new acrylic mediums. Thereafter her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and placed in many private collections, and she was awarded the prestigious Individual Artist Fellowship by the State of Florida.  

Naiad will be on view from November 4th - 28th, 2014 at the UM Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Image credit: Kathleen Staples. Syrinx, 2014

 Naiad exhibition Nov. 2014

 

2014 Annual Faculty Exhibition
Exhibition on view: November 6th - 28th, 2014
Opening: Friday, November 7, 2014 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CAS Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

The Department of Art and Art History, in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM presents the work of its 2014 Faculty Members running from November 6th – 28th at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. In celebration of the exhibition's opening, there will be a reception for the artists on Friday, November 7th from 5 – 8 p.m.

The Department of Art and Art History offers a wide range of media for the students to study and has been hiring faculty with the specific goal of creating a very diverse range of approaches to both the handling of materials and philosophies towards art-making; this faculty exhibition of full time and part time faculty will show that range of approaches.

Regular hours for the CAS Gallery are Tuesday through Friday, 12pm to 4pm. Mondays and Weekends Closed. Don't forget to visit the University of Miami Gallery every second Saturday at the Wynwood Building located at 2750 NW 3rd Avenue - Suite 4, during the monthly gallery walk to view student, faculty and alumni works. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or the CAS Gallery, call (305) 284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu

Image credit: Lani Shapton, Infrathin #8 (2006/1946), Stenciled Carborundum, Decal, Monotype

 

Abraham Camayd

Manifestations: A Painterly Impression

Exhibition on view:
October 7 - 24, 2014
Preview: Thursday, October 9, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening: Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127

The University of Miami is pleased to present Manifestations: A Painterly Impression, a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Abraham Camayd. In this exhibition, Camayd explores the concept of sublimity through referencing landscapes, natural occurrences, and complex interior spaces. The juxtaposition of design components, color, intuitive mark marking and solvent and ink reticulations, are used in his dynamic compositions to communicate his personal concept of the sublime.  His palette ranges from vibrant colors to subtle neutral tones and blacks, and the scale of the works ranges up to impressive 3 x 7 foot triptychs.  Embracing chance, intuition and spontaneity, Camayd’s use of the monotype process allows him to make one-of-a-kind painterly prints formed by his skillful and free manipulation of the inks on the surface of the plate before running it through the press to commit the final image to paper: his process is actually more spontaneous than painting directly on canvas.​

A native of Miami, FL. Abraham Camayd has exhibited his prints in juried national and international exhibitions in the United States, Panama, and Colombia. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from New World School of the Arts, also in Miami, he was accepted into the graduate program at the University of Miami where he is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts.

Manifestations: A Painterly Impression will be on view from October 7th - 24th, 2014 at the U of M Art Gallery located at the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more information about the exhibition contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.

Artist contact information:
Abraham Camayd, camayd78@yahoo.com or http://www.abrahamcamayd.com/

Image credit: Abraham Camayd. Adentro hacia fuera, 2014

 

 

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