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

 

 

valeria rocchiccioli: undiscarded

m.f.a. exhibition
Valeria Rocchiccioli
Mar
Plastic caps and zip ties

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Valeria uses mass-produced discarded plastic 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 São Paulo’s landscape, large population and diverse society.

Valeria Rocchiccioli received a B.A. in Industrial Design from the School of Architecture and Communications, Universidade Mackenzie, São Paulo. The artist moved to Miami in 2008, later joining the University of Miami as a graduate student and teaching assistant and will receive her MFA in the spring of 2013. Her works are in private collections and she has exhibited in many local galleries.

Valeria was the recipient of the 2012 Juror Best in Show Award for MFA Candidates Exhibition in the Lowe Art Museum. Next month Valeria will participate in two other exhibitions, Sustainotopia in the Miami Convention Center from April 16 to 22 and Blue Sphere in the Wynwood Exhibition Center.

For information about the artist, email valeriarocchiccioli@gmail.com or visit www.valeriarocchiccioli.com

April 8 – 26
UM Gallery

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 13
2 – 9 p.m.


jose miguel cabrera: RELATIVity
An Experiment In Suspended Storytelling

m.f.a. exhibition
Jose Miguel Cabrera
Lovesong, 2011

It is deeply programmed in human DNA to question and probe in an attempt to make sense of the world that surrounds us. The frozen moments in Jose Miguel Cabrera's photographic series RELATIVity play on this behavior with scenarios that operate on the level of puzzle and invite the viewer to decipher a story.

Cabrera's images work inter-dependently with the viewer to present a story that unfolds inwardly - as opposed to the conventional tale which unfolds linearly and forward through time. The cinematic montaging of his still images provide the subtle arc to a silent narrative that weaves and explores the phenomenon within a viewer's individual reality and secret history to, ultimately, yield an experience of unique personal meaning.

March 4 – 22
UM Gallery

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 9
2 – 9 p.m.


printzero studios presents: 
selections from the printzero studios exchange #8

an exhibition of prints dcurated from the printzero studios exchange
Monica Wiesblott
Someplace Wonderful

PrintZero Studios presents an international exhibition of printmaking culled from the PrintZero Studios 8th Exchange. The exhibition was juried by David Jones, Director of Anchor Graphics in Chicago, IL.

A unique exhibition, the artwork is selected from a pool of over 275 artists from around the world who participate in the yearly PrintZero Studios Exchange. Artists who participate in the exchange each produce 15 prints, which are traded amongst the other artist participants. Each artist receives a portfolio of 13 artworks back. Two prints from the artist’s edition are kept for archive and exhibition. From these, our juror selected 30 prints for the exhibition.

The exhibition includes work by John Bergmeier, Marie-France Bertrand, Betsy Best-Spadaro, Jessica Christy, Erin Close, Maritza Davila, David Donovan, James Ehlers, Julie Evanoff, Monica Farrar, Amy Foltz, Janette Fu, Diana Hatchitt, Bridget Henry, Matthew Hopson-Walker, Jon Irving, Hyun-Jin Kim, Leigh Leighton-Wallace, Poli Marichal, David Mohallatee, Clarissa Plank, Eileen Rafferty, Andrea Schumacher, Amaryllis Siniossoglou, Susan T. Smith, Catherine Sollman, Jonathan Stewart, Amy Thompson, Linda Whitney, Monica Weisblott. A catalog of the work has been published in conjunction with the exhibition. The catalog was designed by J. Brad Sturm and can be ordered online. Click here to order.

March 5 – 22
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery

1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables

Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 6
5 – 9 p.m.


yusmary cortez: storytelling without words

m.f.a. exhibition

Cortez's work examines social and cultural behavior as a medium for communication through observations in traditional courtship, and dance as a form of expression. This interest in relationships has led to her most recent work, a sequence of black and white drawings compiled into a picture book, in which the absence of words opens up possibilities to other interpretations. This exhibition explores interpersonal relationships and how human interactions establish a social reality. Storytelling and personal narrative have been employed in a series of hand drawn and digital illustrations, depicting stories of love, affection, and romance, all combined with subjects of self-realization, self-autonomy as well as the awareness of surrounding situations.

February 4 – 22
UM Gallery

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 9
2 – 9 p.m.


colby katz: of time and beauty

m.f.a. exhibition

jorge camino and jacqueline russo

b.f.a. exhibition
Colby Katz 
Marlene, Untitled #1, FL., 2012
Archival Pigment Print

About the Artist

Colby Katz's MFA photography exhibition, Of Time and Beauty, is a reflection of values in an image obsessed world. She unravels the richness and complexities of contemporary American subculture by providing glimpses into worlds that are as inaccessible as they are comprehensible. Drawn to the complexities of womanhood, her most recent work delves into the lives of three women, each with their own unique view of beauty. As both a former child model and pageant contestant, Katz re-examines notions of feminine beauty in the twenty-first century. She looks at how it is defined, challenged, and revered in modern society while employing an unguarded and open perspective.

About the B.F.A.

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.

December 5 – 14
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery

1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables

Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
5 – 8 p.m.


fifth annual cane art fair

featuring work by university of miami m.f.a. students
Leah Brown 
The Dreamer and the Dreamed
cnc cut foam, foamcoat, enamel paint, found objects
90" x 40" x 60"

University of Miami Wynwood Art Gallery presents the Fifth Annual Cane Art Fair.

In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Art and Art History Department presents the 5th Annual Cane Fair featuring artwork of UM students earning their Masters in Fine Arts. Works on display include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting and more. This exhibition will run from December 5, 2012 – January 25, 2013.

Artists featured in this exhibition include Leah Brown (Sculpture), José Miguel Cabrera (Photography), Dan Listwan (Ceramics), Eddy Lopez (Printmaking), Gerardo Olhovich (Painting), Colin Sherrell (Sculpture), and many 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.  Entrance in to the program is highly competitive with applicants coming from across the country and internationally as well. 

Eddy Lopez 
Untitled (Salome IV)
Photo-lithograph
12” x 18”

The Cane Art Fair will be held at the University of Miami Gallery is located inside the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, December 8 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. The will also be a second reception for the artists during January’s Wywnood Art Walk to be held on Saturday, January 12 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Other viewing times can be arranged by appointment. For more information, call 305-284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu

December 5, 2012 – January 25, 2013
UM Gallery

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami

Receptions
Saturday, December 8, 2012
2 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
2 – 9 p.m.


lamia khorshid and alex adams
here & there

faculty exhibition
Alex Adams 
The Choir Peter Dormer

University of Miami faculty members Lamia Khorshid and Alex Adams showcase recent works at the University of Miami Gallery in Wynwood.

Khorshid, born in the East, educated in the West, will be showing conceptually driven images that explore relationships, religion, the ebb and flow of family dynamics, and the idea of "home" as a transient ever changing space. Khorshid first turned the camera on herself and her displaced domestic settings in 2010 after an uprooting divorce. In the past year, she reconnected with and explored her relationship with her Muslim family in a new series entitled Family Dynamics. These images will be exhibited publicly for the first time, intertwining with her self-portraits in those spaces she has called "home" during her recent travels.

Alex Adams has 20 years of experience working with glass. Although he considers himself a craftsman and a champion of the crafts, he often works with a variety of materials and could be taken for a sculptor or multimedia artist. His recent works include the use of float, crushed, slumped and blown glass, as well as found objects and wood. Some of the materials used, as well as the inspiration for the work, are from a recent visit to the residence of someone suffering from compulsive hoarding. 

Lamia Khorshid
Muslim Bride

About the Artists

Lamia Khorshid is an Egyptian born artist, educated in the United States, currently residing in Miami Beach, Florida. She teaches Photography & Digital Imaging at the University of Miami. An active exhibiting artist working in the medium of photography and video, Khorshid’s most recent solo show entitled Hotel St Michel was on exhibit at Curator's Voice Art Projects in the Wynwood Arts District in November 2011. She has exhibited in several of the local art fairs, including Art Palm Beach, MIA, and Art Miami. Her work has been most recently published in several exhibition anthologies by Photo Place Gallery in Vermont. She will be presenting a paper at the upcoming 2013 Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities. Artist Website: www.lamiakhorshid.com

Originally from New England, Alex Adams credits his love of craft and the industrial setting of glass work with his early exposure to the various manufacturing jobs and factory employment during the two years he spent in Ohio after leaving home at age 16. Between earning his BFA from MassArt and his MFA from Tyler School of Art, Alex owned and operated a glass blowing studio in Tucson, AZ. Until recently, he owned and operated a metal fabrication shop in Philadelphia. He now teaches glass blowing and casting and runs the glass studio at the University of Miami. He also maintains a small art studio located in the Bird Road Arts District. Artist Website: www.artistadams.com

November 9 – 23
UM Gallery

2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 10, 2012
2 – 9 p.m.