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Generating thoughtful dialogue about contemporary art in South Florida from the perspective of artists, art educators, and arts professionals. We are writing the things we want to read.
Mariela Acuna is an art educator and arts professional working at the Norton Museum of Art as Outreach and Family Programs Coordinator. She previously worked at the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University, Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale and interned at Lehmann Maupin, New York. Acuna co-curated New Art: South Florida, an exhibition of recent works by artists awarded the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship. She earned a BA in Art History and a BFA in Sculpture from Florida Atlantic University.
Jeanie Ambrosio is currently pursuing an MA in Art History from the University of South Florida. Recent curatorial projects include Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed at the University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University (2015) and Making Space: Beyond a Room at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College (2015). Prior to pursuing her degree, Ambrosio worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami. She has also held positions at the University Galleries, FAU, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and Girls’ Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale. She received a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photography from Florida Atlantic University in 2013.
Brooke Frank is currently developing her painting and fiber-based work as a resident artist at Art Farm, Nebraska. She is based in South Florida, and has also been awarded the Spring 2016 Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, and the Spring/Summer 2016 Fellowship at the Girls’ Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to her endeavors in the visual arts, Brooke works professionally in technical theatre, specializing in scenic artistry and prop making. She graduated with her BFA in painting from Florida Atlantic University.
Michelle A. M. Miller is a visual artist who creates synthetically colored mixed media works inspired by her investigations into place, material, and process. Her work has been featured in Oxford American, On View magazine and on the cover of Coastlines magazine. Miller has participated in notable South Florida group exhibitions including "More Women Painting" at Design Sublime (Miami), "Nature Preserved" at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (Lake Worth), and ''The Triumph of Detritus'' at 1310 Gallery (Ft. Lauderdale). She is the recipient of two Friedland Project Grants and an Esther Saylor Rothenberger Endowed Scholarship and her work is held in private collections throughout the United States. Miller earned her BFA in painting from Florida Atlantic University and her BA in art history from Georgetown University. The artist lives and works in West Palm Beach, FL.