Art Exhibit 2019

Temitope Abisoye

About the ArtistMajor: Exercise Physiology, Expected graduation: May 2019

 

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"Dear Black Boy and Black Girl"
2018
Photography

"Dear black boy and black girl this world will …… but you will always have each other" 

This piece is a love letter to all black boys and girls that have been told that they are less than. Less valued, less loved, less innocent, etc. The list goes on. This world tries to take our shine and dim our light. It tries to pit us against each other, but I hope through this piece we realize that we have power when we are together and not apart. When black boys and girls have each other, look after each other, and care for each other, we have all the power in the world.


Eileen Bello de Arriaza

About the Artist Bachelor of Fine arts, Expected graduation: Unknown

 

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  "Out of the clear blue sky"
2018
Photography

This is a monochromatic piece designed to provide a strong sense of visual cohesion between the subject matters.  The viewer is invited to explore their reactions to the visual impact of the colors presented to them.  

 

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  "Think Green"
2018
Photography

This is a monochromatic piece designed to provide a strong sense of visual cohesion between the subject matters. The viewer is invited to explore their reactions to the visual impact of the colors presented to them. 



Grace Chepenik

About the Artist Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting Minor in Art History and Entrepreneurship, Expected Graduation, May 2021

 

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  "Honey"
2018
Acrylic and Silver Leaf on Canvas

I wanted to capture a powerful feminine energy in this painting. I wanted the viewers to read this scene as a woman who is not shy and worried as to what another thinks of her. I wanted the subject to radiate confidence and hopefully share that with the viewer.

 

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  "Skull"
2018

Acrylic, Gold Ink and Gold Gel on Canvas 

This painting was completed as a live painting for a "Speak Friday's" session in Wynwood during October of 2018. The theme of the show was spooky- and so I painted a skull. I have always had an affinity for painting skulls. I find the slight change in light and darks so fun to paint. I tried to bring more color and life into the skull- and added gold ink and gel on top to add a layered feel.



Christine Di Staola

About the Artist 3rd year Master of Fine Arts candidate

 

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  "Odd Light"
2017
Ink on Paper

A part of a series of chairs painted during my first two years in Miami, they are experimentations in new media as well as reflections on my state of mind.



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"Mom"
2017
Ink on Paper

My mother, getting ready for her daily walk.

 

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  "Sketch of a Man on the Beach"
2017
Oil on Canvas

Based on a black and white photo I found in a box



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  "Pink Studio Chair"
2017
Oil on canvas

Part of a series of studio chairs in the art department



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  "Red Chairs"
2017
Ink on Paper

A part of a series of chairs painted during my first two years in Miami, they are experimentations in new media as well as reflections on my state of mind.



Paisley Freund

About the Artist MS Sustainable Business, Expected Graduation May 2020

 

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  "The Womb of Luxury"
2018
Photograph printed on archival quality paper face mounted on acrylic

The artist is concerned with the global issues of plastic waste, ocean conservation, and consumerism. An environmentalist in her own right, Paisley brings awareness to the severity of ocean plastics. Every year 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. The artist intends to bring awareness to this dire issue and transform the way the viewer interacts with and manages their own plastic waste.


Danielle Goldwert

About the Artist Triple major in Psychology, Philosophy, Studio Art

 

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  "On the Navesink"
2015
Watercolor Painting

This piece was inspired by a sunrise during morning crew practice.


Neda Mokhtari

About the Artist Psychology major, Expected graduation, May 2019

 

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"Harfha هارفا"
2018
Charcoal on Paper

Within the past few decades, we see more and more women stand up to inequality. We see boundaries being pushed and gender roles challenged. This movement has sparked a sense of rebellion in hearts of millions of women worldwide. Although most of this movement and the media focuses on Western women, we cannot ignore the hardships and pursuits of Eastern women as well. In the strict theocratic government of Iran, we see women that are unfazed by the threat of punishment and continue to push that envelope. Despite the multiple attempts of forced gender roles and regulations, these women have not and will not be silenced. With multiple protests and movements, women have used the spoken and written word as their weapon in fighting back.



Savaje

About the ArtistPolitical Science major, Expected graduation, May 2019

 

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"Untitled"
2018
Oil on Wood Panel

I created this painting while grappling with a feeling that I am often overwhelmed by, but can find no name for. The feeling encompasses anxiety and longing, but is not limited to that. Terms such as "existential awe," "existential dread," "fear of God," or even "encounter with the numinous" relate to this feeling, but are fraught with inadequate or incorrect nuance, failing to address the feeling's roots in the feminine. If this makes little sense to you, it is because it also makes little sense to me. 

 

Melissa Tychonievich

About the Artist Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Expected Graduation, May 2021

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"Me and Scout"
2018
Oil on Panel

This is a self-portrait that includes a representation of my romantic partner. The inspiration came from a desire to experiment with color and narrative.

 

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"Abbey"
2018
Oil on Panel

This portrait portrays a friend that now lives far from me, who I haven’t been able to see in almost two years. While I don’t think the pose or content of the painting suggests a specific emotion about how I feel about our separation, the fact that I can see her in my work does bring me comfort about it.


Melissa Tychonievich, Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Expected Graduation May 2021

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"Self Portrait with Hands and Patterns"
2018
Oil on Panel

This painting was inspired by an appealing glance of myself in the mirror. From there, I strove to find context and background ideas for the portrait, eventually settling on an idea that referenced traditional aesthetic beauty as well as color relationships.

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