Beatriz Rodriguez: Érebo

Exhibition on view: May 9 - June 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 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 Érebo, A Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Beatriz Rodriguez. Érebo takes you on a visual journey through a collection of prints and ceramic sculptures that explores a strange land and its curious inhabitants. By combining the grotesque with an alluring elegance, Rodriguez has created visual metaphors about the discomforts of the human soul.

Beatriz Rodriguez is a printmaker and sculptor, whose work presents enigmatic dark narratives. Rodriguez was born in Cuba and at the age of twelve moved to Miami, Florida where she continues to live and work. She received her BFA degree in Printmaking from Florida International University, graduating with honors and is currently pursuing her MFA from the University of Miami. While attending the University of Miami, Rodriguez received the Art Printmaking Award for two consecutive years. Her artwork has also been widely exhibited at South Florida art fairs and published in Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art.

Érebo will be on view from May 9th - June 12th, 2017 at the University of Miami 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, 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. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Artist contact information: Beatriz Rodriguez, bea0626@icloud.com or https://beazart.com

Image courtesy of Beatriz Rodriguez.

 

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 May 2 - 12, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 11 from 4pm to 6pm @ the Rainbow Building (second floor), 1540 Levante Avenue. Refreshments will be served. 

The students graduating this May are:

Lu Jiang (Graphic Design)

Robyn Price (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. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @umartgalleries

 

2017 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
on view: April 3 - 23, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 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 is pleased to present the 2017 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. There will be a reception for the artists from 6pm to 9pm, congratulatory remarks at 7pm.  

About the Juror

David Castillo holds degrees in History and Art History from Yale University and the Angelicum in Rome. Since 2000, he has dealt in important Latin American, European, and American secondary market works. Castillo has held positions at museums, including the Yale University Art Gallery’s American Decorative Arts curatorial department. He continues to assist private clients in building their collections in addition to managing David Castillo Gallery and has lectured on various topics in art.

 2017 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on view from April 3 to 23 at the University of Miami Art Gallery, 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. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

Image credit: Brandin Kreuder, Large Paddled Box #3, Ceramic

 

Jenna Efrein: We are HERE

Exhibition on view: March 4 - 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 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 is pleased to present We are HERE by Jenna Eferin. We are HERE is an installation exhibition highlighting the damaging effects of water pollution on the natural habitat of South Florida. Up-cycled bottle glass is used to represent the flora, fauna, and water issues engulfing the rambler in a South Florida environment under destruction.

The mismanagement of water in multiple forms, although preserving our lifestyle and helping us to thrive in some respects, is killing wildlife and threatening drinking water aquifers. As the title suggests, the source of the problem stems from people. Corporations are often labeled as the scapegoats, but corporations are merely people protected by a piece of paper.

South Florida was originally considered an uninhabitable wasteland. But through efforts of dredging, draining, and genocide it has become an attractive vacation, retirement, and rejuvenation location. Ironically, through the use and abuse of these reclaimed lands the native environment continues to be annihilated. Nature will prevail, but much of it will be lost. Considered harmonious co-existence is the only answer for human and nature to persevere and thrive.

Jenna Efrein grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Miami (2014) from Philadelphia. She received her MFA from Alfred University School of Art and Design in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies (2009). Currently, she is a Lecturer at the University of Miami in the Art and Art History, Sculpture department.  In 2014 a major piece was acquired into the Patricia and Paul Stankard Collection. As a multimedia artist, she has participated in a variety of group shows:  MOCA NoMi: Intersectionality, the Wiregrass Museum, AL: B16, Re:Produce: Pompano, Fl, and the Biennial at the Hollywood Art and Culture Center. She had her first solo show (Feb ’16) in the Projects Space at the Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami). Additionally, she is a resident artist at Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood.

We are HERE will be on view from March 4th to 27th at the University of Miami 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: Jenna Efrein, jenna@jennaefrein.com or http://www.jennaefrein.com/

Images courtesy of Jenna Efrein.

 

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.

‚ÄčTake 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

 

  

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