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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 Acuña is an art educator and art administrator based in South Florida. In the fall of 2019, she will begin to work towards an MA in Arts Administration and Public Policy at the Art Institute of Chicago. Mariela held the positions of Public Programs Manager and Family Programs Coordinator at Norton Museum of Art, where her work focused on developing and implementing programs for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with art, be inspired, think, and create community through art. She previously worked at the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University, and Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale. Mariela co-curated New Art: South Florida, an exhibition of recent work 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 currently works at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami serving both as a curatorial assistant and assistant to collector Martin Z. Margulies. Recent curatorial projects include Epigraphs: A Symbiotic Vision at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery (2018), 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). Ambrosio 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. She recently received her MA in Art History from the University of South Florida, specializing in contemporary art and photography.
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.