Art Exhibit 2018



Daniel Caldwell

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"The Glide"
2018
Oil on Canvas

About the Artist Daniel was born on July 4, 1962 and grew up in Miami, Florida where he spent his early years fishing, sailing, and diving in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. He began to paint and draw at a young age, encouraged by his mother Gigi who was an accomplished artist and interior designer. At the age of thirteen, Daniel emerged himself in the surfing culture of the early 1970’s, and pursued his surfing passion in Cape Hatteras, NC. Being surrounded by other artists in the small island community influenced Daniel and gave him an eye for sketching Maritime subjects such as, commercial fisherman, fish houses, and wooden boats.

In 1980, Daniel moved to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii Manoa, studying Art Direction and Advertising. Here he continued to hone his drawing and painting skills at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. In 1986, Daniel returned to South Florida to work as an art director and VP of sales at his family’s silkscreen printing business. Over the last twelve years, Daniel has been painting full time, working on figurative subjects, waterfront scenes, and beach culture. Daniel also has a studio on Eleuthera in the Bahamas, a community that inspires much of his work. His art can be seen in art events around south Florida and in private collections around the US, and in the UK.


Pablo Contrisciani

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  "Surrounding Flow"
2016
Mixed Media on canvas

About the Artist Pablo Contrisciani's paintings are the representation of different kinds of moods altogether inside of one frame. They have an intense and sensual sense of unity. The paintings play with the elements of shape and color. Sometimes these elements merge, and other times there is a tension between them. This play in tension between pictorial surfaces and applied materials create complex and straightforward layers of expressive abstractions.

This series of paintings unifies opposites and depict an energized blend of rational and emotional notions. The colors, which are partly knocked down but retain most of their electric saturation, combine with shapes, which are improvised and spontaneous but at the same time precise. They juxtapose humble elements with big gestures and make references to pop culture, to spiritual narratives, and to some historical concepts.

Pablo Contrisciani is an Argentinean artist residing in Miami since 1998. He earned his Masters in Painting at the National University of Fine Arts of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has recently participated in exhibitions at Wynwood 28 Gallery, Miami; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Light Contemporary, London; Mackey Gallery, Houston; Solar Art Gallery, East Hampton and Art Center South Florida, Miami. He has exhibited also in the Art Fairs: Scope London; Scope New York and Scope Miami; Art Toronto; Maco, Mexico, Art New York, Art Miami, Art Context, Art Wynwood and Arte Americas. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America; Art Nexus; Arte al Dia; New Times and Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Pablo Contrisciani's works are held by public and corporate collectors from USA, Latin America and Europe




Patricia Rottino Cummins

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  "Wildflowers at the Dunes"
June 2018
Created for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Artist-in Residence Program
Oil on canvas, Triptych

About the Artist Born in New York, Patricia Rottino Cummins completed her undergraduate studies at City University of New York. Upon graduation, she relocated to Miami, Florida, intrigued by its color and light. Her graduate and post-graduate studies continued at Florida International University. She has taught art for thirty-six years at Miami-Dade Public Schools, and was an adjunct professor for thirteen years at Barry University, Florida. Over the years, she has been selected to serve painting residencies at fourteen US National Park Artist-in-Residence programs. For over ten years, Pat has been invited to exhibit her work and present seminars at Walt Disney World’s International Festival of the Arts, and Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. She has studied art and has painted “en plein air” in Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, China, Australia, and Central America. Her work is featured in numerous collections throughout the US. In 2015, her paintings of Big Cypress traveled to another continent, and were exhibited at The American Embassy in Niger, Africa. Her botanical paintings were included in a National Park centennial Exhibition, “Flora of the National Parks”, at our nation’s capital. The Florida Art Education Association awarded Pat the Florida’s Elementary Art Educator in 2015. Pat retired in 2015 from Miami Dade Pubic Schools, but has recently taught pastel painting at Osher Life Learning Institute, at the University of Miami.


Peter Hosfeld

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  "Eclipse"
2018
Oil on canvas
"Eclipse" is part of a new series that focuses on our uncertain relationship with nature. Bucolic landscapes inspired by 19th century romanticism are interrupted by disconcerting abstract shapes, reflecting the tensions and uncertainties that are becoming inescapable in this moment of the anthropocene era. 

About the Artist Peter Hosfeld was born in Spain in 1973 and grew up in Norway. After apprenticing with figurativepainter José Mohamed in Venezuela, he went to The School of The Art institute of Chicago on a scholarship where got his BFA in 1998.Active in Miami since 2011 with a studio at the Fountainhead, Hosfeld has shown at Art Center South Florida, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Art Wynwood, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Arts and Culture center of Hollywood and the Deering Estate, among other places. He was included in the 2015 survey of South Florida artists ‘100+ Degrees in the Shade’.


Judith Berk King

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  "Impostor"
2018
Mixed Media

About the Artist Judith Berk King lives and works in Miami, Florida. She studied fine art at Kensington and Chelsea College in London, England, and received her MFA from Miami International University of Art & Design. She has attended residencies at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and is presently an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami. King has also been the recipient of grants from the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County. Her drawings and ceramics have been published in books and periodicals, and she been exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and Fuping, China, as well as a number of other national and international venues. She is currently faculty at Miami International University of Art & Design.


Jefreid Lotti

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  "ConciertoI"
2017
Oil on linen

About the Artist Jefreid Lotti (b.1989) is a Cuban born artist based in Miami, FL. In the year 2000 he migrated to the United States where he studied painting in Miami-Dade College, Florida International University and the private atelier Romero/Idalgo. During this time, he found the influential mentorships of major cultural figures of the Cuban diaspora. The most notable of which were painters Julio Larraz and Carlos Luna, and the poets and art critics Ricardo Pau-llosa and Joaquin Badajoz. All of whom influenced his craft, methodology and nurtured his artistic evolution. Lotti works in painting and drawing, and the content of his work derives from formal, domestic and identity concerns. Lotti taught painting and drawing for two years at the University of Florida where he received a Master’s in Fine Arts degree from the painting program in the year 2016. He is currently living and working in Miami, FL where he continues to exhibit locally at varying venue.


Robert McKnight

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  "Reds with some blues"
2018
Mixed medium on paper

About the Artist Robert McKnight was born in Kingstree, SC in 1951 and moved to Miami with his family in 1953. From early childhood he has excelled in art. While attending Killian High School, he studied painting at The Miami Art Center located on Kendall Drive. McKnight went on to study fine arts at Syracuse University, receiving a BFA in Painting in 1974, and as part of his work at Syracuse studied sculpture in London at the Sir John Cass School of Art from 1971-72. Upon his return, he worked at Miami’s Metrozoo as an exhibit designer specializing in the design and construction of the artificial rock facades.McKnight has realized various major public artworks in Miami: wood collage panels at the North County Health Center (for Metro-Dade Art in Public Spaces); mosaic murals at the Pinnacle Park Apartment Complex (City of Miami Art Advisory Board commission); an environmental work with waterfall, lake, rainforest, and stream, incorporating bird sanctuary and swimming pool for pre-school children, at St.Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and a porcelain tile mosaic work at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. He has had numerous solo shows and has participated in group exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami), the Miami-Dade College North Campus Art Gallery, the Art Gallery at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Gallery Antigua, Amdalozi Gallery, Green Light Art Space, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Farside Gallery, among others.As a member of The Miami Black Artist Workshop in the1970’s and KUUMBA Artist Collective, McKnight has worked to generate opportunities for greater professional visibility for African-American and African artist. He has paid, inspired and consistent tribute to his cultural heritage in his efforts on behalf of other artists, and he has added to that heritage through the power and originality of his art.


Jacqueline Rochimage

  "Biscayne Blue"
2018
Oil on canvas
Biscayne Blue is from the series of paintings, Biscayne Beautiful which are paintings created for this year's Biscayne National Park's 50th anniversary. As artist in residence for the park I created 20 paintings depicting the unique and spectacular landscape of the aquatic national park. Images from Stiltsville, Boca Chita, Jones Lagoon, the Bay and the mangroves celebrated this special place.The exhibition, Biscayne Beautiful, was on display from April 2018 - June 2018.

About the Artist Jacqueline Roch’s paintings are of what she describes as tropical realism, all things South Florida and beautiful: still lifes of tropical fruit, native shells and plants, landscapes of the Everglades , our national parks, and of course our beautiful skies and water.Highlights among her myriad awards and recognitions are poster artist for every major outdoor festival in South Florida, including the number one ranked outdoor festival in the country, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival where the image went on to win them their first industries Pinnacle award. She has been a repeated winner of the Pastel Journal 100 and was selected for entry in the “Strokes of Genius” Best of Drawing book series in 2013 and again in 2015. She was commissioned by Carnival Cruise Lines to create 20 original works for the ship Magic. Roch most recently was the centennial artist in residence for the 11 Florida National Parks and is founder of Miami Plein Aire. Last year she painted her first murals as part of the Miami River mural project, she is a West Elm local artist and has exhibitions currently hung at the Coral Gables Museum and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center (through December of 2018). Jacqueline Roch frequently teaches workshops, participates as a visiting artist for the local school system and donates works to several philanthropic events that benefit the arts, our environment, and children’s issues.


David Rohn

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  "Biker"
Digital Archival Print, 2018
Mounted on Plexiglas, PVC back and plywood support

About the Artist David Rohn grew up in the New York City area, (New Jersey and Long Island) and studied art and urbanism at Colgate University and NYU, and later Architecture at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York, traveling widely in Italy and France as a student.He worked in NYC in Architecture and Design where he began painting in the 1980’s, later returning to Paris in ’89 where he continued to paint and exhibit at Galerie Julien Pellat, Paris. In 1993 he moved to Miami where he also started writing about art, exhibiting at Bianca Lanza, and later Carol Jazzar Contemporary, developing socially-reflective and interactive installation and performative art projects, from which his (self)-Portraiture series’ grew since 2008.He has both exhibited, and been wide reviewed at many galleries and museums in S. Florida and continues performative collaborative projects with Partner Danilo de LaTorre under the collab LaboMamo (www.labomamo.com), and his own portrait-based, unofficial public art projects.


Anastasia Samoylova

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  "Contruction banner in Normandy Shores"
2017
Photographic print on vinyl

About the Artist Anastasia Samoylova is a Miami-based artist working with photography and installation. Samoylova has exhibited internationally, including Aperture Foundation in New York, Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, and in photography festivals in Belgium, Brazil, France, Netherlands, China and South Korea. Her work is in the collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Stanford University, Yale University, and Art Slant Collection Paris. Her book, Landscape Sublime, was published by In the In-Between Editions in 2016. She completed an artist residency at Mass MoCA in 2017 and she is an artist in residence at the ArtCenter South Florida for the 2018-2019. In 2018 she was awarded two grants for her ongoing documentary project FloodZone, the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. Samoylova is represented by Julie Saul Gallery in New York.


Gretchen Scharnagl

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"Skateicons & Stingrayicons"
2018
Gouache, watercolor, coffee and pen on found paper

About the Artist Gretchen Scharnagl is from coastal Connecticut, her early memories of the muted colors of the northern Atlantic and cool inland forests continue to inform her palette. Gretchen came to South Florida as a small child, eventually receiving an MFA from Florida International University, where she is a professor in the College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts and the Honors College. Her work delves deeply into environmental issues, but also includes her interest in social concerns, layered with personal narrative. She currently uses mostly found, gift, or repurposed materials in her work which ranges from two-inch to ninety-foot drawings, ephemeral art, sculpture and installation.
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