detail of artwork by Karen Snouffer

Drawing Closer: Karen Snouffer

Karen Snouffer Karen Snouffer concentrates on installation and multi-media, exploring themes of identity, history and place, and how these topics may intersect in studio practices. She has exhibited nationally at Art Center South Florida, Miami; The Work Space, New York; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Hallwalls, Buffalo; Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati; Hammond-Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH;…

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Drawing Closer: Karla Caprali

Karla Caprali Karla Caprali was born in a northern city in Brazil called Belém, the capital of the state of Para and “the edge of the Amazon”. She studied art at the University of Sao Paolo and immigrated to the United States in 2001, working on academic projects with universities, art institutions, and art spaces.…

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Drawing Closer: Carol Jazzar

Carol Jazzar Carol Jazzar is a collage artist who works and lives in El Portal, Florida. She ran a home-gallery from 2007-2014, giving many artists their first show in Miami. @caroljazzar   Untitled (Aquarius), 2018 Paper collage on museum board 16 x 12 inches   About Drawing Closer: Collecting at a Distance In April…

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artwork by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Drawing Closer: Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Patricia Schnall Gutierrez The multidisciplinary work of Patricia Schnall Gutierrez draws its inspiration from a self-referential account of personal memories, situations, and emotions. Using distinct choices of mediums, household objects and materials, she creates an autobiographical account of the every-day, drawing the viewer into an intimate dialogue that often probes questions of gender and sexuality.…

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detail of artwork by gabriela beltran

Drawing Closer: Gabriela Beltran

Gabriela Beltran Gabriela Beltran is a Colombian-born artist working in Miami. Gabriela received an AA in classical flute performance and received a BFA in painting from New World School of the arts.   Little Mermaid live action remake part 2, 2020 Ink on paper 14 x 11 inches Procession for a heated moment, 2020 Ink…

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detail of artwork by Marielle Plaisir

Drawing Closer: Marielle Plaisir

Marielle Plaisir Marielle Plaisir is a French-Caribbean multi-media artist who lives in United States. She combines paintings, drawings, installations and performances to present intense visual experiences. Her work explores issues of colonialism alongside those of race and class, through a range of media which include painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, and, more recently, film and…

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detail painting by Kristen Thiele

Drawing Closer: Kristen Thiele

Kristen Thiele Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kristen Thiele lives and works in Miami, FL. Thiele received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied video, sound, and painting, in 1995 and her MFA from Miami International University in 2012. Thiele currently co-runs Bridge Red Studios/Project Space, in North Miami,…

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Drawing Closer: Morel Doucet

Morel Doucet’s work explores the cultural disparity of self-realization, assimilation, and transnational identity as a Haitian immigrant.

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Drawing by Adriana Lozano

Drawing Closer: Adriana Lozano

Adriana Lozano Adriana Lozano is a Colombian Artist whose favorite material for drawing is colored pencils. She describes her work as playing a movie’s art direction: even when most of her drawings can be described as portraits, its characters are related to a permanent uncomfortable field as if we were always under the effects of…

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Artworkl by Caroline Zhang, cropped

Drawing Closer: Caroline Zhang

Caroline Zhang Caroline Zhang is a 17-year-old artist based in North Carolina. Her paintings are concerned with body image and the male gaze. She will be attending the Brown-RISD Dual Degree program this fall, majoring in Painting at RISD and concentrating in Art History at Brown. She is a National YoungArts Finalist and a Scholastic…

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Artwork by Caren Canier

Drawing Closer: Caren Canier

Caren Canier Caren Canier is a representational painter who divides her time between upstate New York and Umbria, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and Professor Emeritus of the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Her paintings deal with literary and narrative themes of history, landscape and…

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cropped artwork by Nereida garcia Ferraz

Drawing Closer: Nereida Garcia Ferraz

Nereida Garcia Ferraz Nereida Garcia Ferraz is a painter, photographer and video maker who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the following grants: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985 and in 1998, The Ford Foundation grant in 1994. Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts…

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