Aurora Molina Co-founder of FAMA received her Associate of Arts in Visual Arts from Miami-Dade College, a Bachelors in Fine Arts specializing in Fiber Arts from Florida International University, and a MFA in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. She currently resides in Miami, Florida, where she works as a full-time artist and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.
Alina Rodriguez is a Miami-based artist/ museum educator/Curriculum Support Specialist and visual arts educator for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She has intersected her 30 years teaching profession to embrace all her passions: textiles, visual arts, curatorial work, arts education, and now a co-founder of FAMA.
Evelyn Politzer lives and works in Miami, Florida. Following her passion for fibers, she graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC and has an MFA from MIU. Through her work, Politzer expands our appreciation of fiber arts and the techniques of knitting and crochet as artistic form and now is committed to advanced fiber as a co-founder of FAMA.
Susan Feliciano is an artist, educator, and poet. ... A native of New York, Feliciano attended Florida International University where she received a BA (1992), BFA (2001) and MS (2005). Feliciano is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University's Art and Art History program and the Director of Inkimaru Studio.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Silvana Soriano is a visual artist currently based in Miami, Florida. Soriano has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Brazil, Spain, France, USA and Cuba since 1984, including having her work featured at Pinta Miami Art Fair
Nancy Billings, a New York native is a Coconut Grove, Florida based artist andteacher. She received her BFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute. Her movement from fashion design to fiber art was a natural transition using the same medium in new and innovative ways.
Mixed media artist and seasoned educator with the Miami Dade County Public Schools. Nancy has a particular interest in exploring fibers and has actively participated in workshops to advanced her skills in this medium.
Ceramist and visual artist Teresa Colon lives and works in Miami, Dade. Her new passion is experimental weaving.
Born in Monterrey, Mexico (1971). Works and lives in Miami, USA.
Laura initiated her art studies at the University of North Carolina, the New York School of Visual Arts and the Art Students’ League in NYC. She holds a MFA in Analysis and Management of Contemporary Art from the University of Barcelona.
Laeti is a Haitian-American artist living in Miami, Florida. She uses various art media to address social and personal issues such as global warming and rising sea levels, blackness, feminism, and acceptance. She uses painting, textile arts, photography, illustration, videography, sound art and other media to portray beauty, while conveying her sometimes painful emotions.
Alissa Alfonso creates work that honors the natural world by repurposing found materials to reflect both the abundance and waste characteristics of modern life. Her pieces celebrate the freedom inherent in nature, recognize lost and disappearing landscapes, and warn of a future in which nature can no longer heal itself.
Ana Weiss has found a new passion in the fiber arts and working with textiles under the guidance of Aurora Molina. She is a mid career visual arts educator, artist.
Maru Ulivi is a mixed media artist with studies in textile art, photography, and collage, focusing on women issues and stories, thoughts, and soul.
Her vision for art is to open possibility and connect sensibilities through human experiences. Ulivi has published two books: “Cages” and “Silence hurts more,” where I have interviewed more than 300 women who have opened their hearts and told me their stories.
Born in Los Angeles, California and raised on Miami Beach, FL, Jacqueline Roch is an artist whose work is best described as “tropical realism.” Her work is highly distinctive with bold color choices and contrasts. Layering pastels to create complex colors, she’s able to achieve a quality that’s reminiscent of an oil painting. Influenced by her love of nature and the tropics, Jacqueline’s work is meant to inspire those who see it to “stop for a minute, slow down and see the good and beautiful in every day.”
Yapur is a Mixed Media artist who intuitively incorporates different materials needed for her textile work. She connects with the special environment created by threads, fabrics, scissors, chalk, measuring tapes and sewing machines that she had been exposed to throughout her childhood. She comes from a family of tailors and has been quite easy for her to fuse textile with new technologies.
Yapur's aesthetic language is primarily centered on the creation of collages, using diverse techniques.
Angela Bolaños is a Honduran born artist living in Miami, FL. Her process-driven creative practice makes use of textiles, reflective surfaces, found objects, traditional media and experimental techniques. Inspired by organic shapes often juxtaposed with geometric
shapes, patterns and paper collage, the physicality of her work seduces the viewer with its rich texture, ebullient colors and expressive movement. The creative journey of her work represents physical expressions of her continuous search into concepts of identity, perception, and the passing of time.
Regina Jestrow is a New York-born, Miami-based visual artist. Her mother taught her how to sew when she was a child, and she’s has utilized these skills throughout her practice. Jestrow’s artwork explores her ongoing interests in women's history and American quilt pattern traditions. Jestrow’s research has led her to develop a body of work that includes painting, drawings, textiles, fibers, and sculptural installations.
Amy Gelb was born in New York City and grew up in South Miami. She studied at NYU where she earned a BFA at Tisch School of the Arts in Drama and a Masters in Clinical Social Work. Amy is a multimedia artist and photographer whose work examines the fabric of the female story and the layers that weave us to our past, to each other, and to our potential futures.
Valerie Lustgarten began exploring gestural painting 13 years ago, actively researching different mediums through which to communicate important ideas. For the past few years, she has pursued the goal of delving into what she calls a variety of medium, mini-intensive “internships”. The pandemic has inspired Lustgarten to explore new mediums such as photography and fiber-art through which to express her ideas.
Cassandra is a fiber artist studying on full scholarship to pursue a career in the visual arts. Recipient of the Scholastic KCAI' 23. Visual artist YoungArts, 2019. Scholastics, 2019. NWSA 19. YoungArts has hosted several exhibitions by YoungArts master teachers, winners and alumni, including Derrick Adams, Olafur Eliasson, Daniel Arsham and Hernan Bas. Cassandra was a grant recipient of an artist residency to Xela, Guatemala in 2019 to study backstrap weaving.
A multidisciplinary artist who moved to Florida in 2017 from Philadelphia where she was Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts. Jeanne primarily creates interactive installations which reexamine cultural stories, myths, and histories as well as sculptural work often made from cast paper fibers.
Debora is a weaver and lover of colors, textures, and the challenges each new project brings. Lives and works in Miami, Florida. Has been weaving for more than 30 years, but it was not until recent years that she took her hobby to a different level introducing different techniques and natural dyeing to her weaving.
Mary Ruden taught Art at the college level for over eight years; her artwork and sculpture is in Public Art projects in several states. She was awarded a Preservation Award by the Knox Heritage East TN Preservation Alliance. Her bronze statues and recent quilts feature historic people and events such as the Centennial of women’s right to vote.
Karla Kantorovich is a mixed media artist from Mexico based in Miami, FL. She works with paintings, fibers, and assemblages, leaning into the importance of texture and dimensionality as a way of exploring renewal. She recently completed her MFA from FIU while actively showcasing her work on multiple international platforms.
My fascination with texture has led me to explore an endless range of surfaces from canvas and thread to wood and metal. I like to experiment with found materials such as twigs, nails, and roofing paper. I enjoy the challenge of using materials originally meant for something else. My artwork involves shapes, lines, patterns, flowers, and motifs that derive from influences such as textiles and nature. My goal is to take the viewer on a special journey every time they look at my art. If each person walks away with a distinct impression and experience from viewing my work, then my mission has been accomplished.
Yolanda is a visual artist, curator, and writer with an MFA in painting from Yale University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University. Most recently, she served as the Director of Miami International Airport’s Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs, a post she held for 21 years. Yolanda’s textile work is inspired by a Korean art form, known as Bojagi. In its traditional practice, the stitching and seams create linear elements that are employed as components of the design and are what distinguishes Bojagi from patchwork textiles found in other traditions. In her
Liene Bosquê holds an MFA in Fiber and Materials Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from the São Paulo State University, and a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from Mackenzie University both in Brazil. Bosquê’s installations, sculptures, site-specific projects, as well as socially engaged practice works have been exhibited in museums and galleries In the United States at MoMA PS1 in New York, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, MOCA North Miami, among other places.
Brant has degrees in painting from the University of Montana (BFA) and the University of Wyoming. (MFA). She has lived and worked in Montana, Wyoming, London, England, and Missouri and in 1999 moved to Florida to take a studio teaching position at Florida International University.
Her subversive works executed in a variety of media, including fibers, painting and performance have been exhibited nationally and internationally. This introduction to the subversive use of found cloth and the needle arts has affected her art-making as well as her teaching. Brant offers a fibers course as well as teaching painting at FIU.
Shelly McCoy always having a passion for art, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1986, majoring in Painting. Later she received her MFA in Education from FIU. Her work in general is experimental in nature ranging from relief mixed media pieces to three dimensional objects comprised of a wide range of materials from the traditional color pencils to the non-traditional asphalt as in her most recent work.
My work spans a range of media from prints and book arts, to sculpture and public works. Two degrees in printmaking, over a decade of residencies in artist’s communities/National Parks, and a parallel career teaching art in Title I Public High Schools for over 20 years have nurtured a desire to make my work accessible to a broad range of people, and supportive of the communities that I am part of.
Laura Marsh is a textile artist with a social practice. Her spheres, banners, and installations contain social mottos and humanitarian texts. From two generations of women who sew, Marsh practices a do-it-yourself approach that is accessible and hands-on. Marsh received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Carola Bravo is a Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Miami. Bravo's work ranges from immersive site-specific video and art installation to public art. With a solid architecture background, her work addresses space and memory, changing territories, and their geometry. Bravo holds a Ph.D. in Architecture (2016), an MA. in Art History (2003) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and a BSc in Architecture from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA (1987).
Sonia Báez-Hernández holds an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico. She employs an interdisciplinary artistic practice to create community-based art interventions and experimentations. Báez-Hernández’s body of work includes abstract painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber. installation, performance.
Colette Mello is a creative professional that works in curation, arts administration, and fiber arts. Her activist practice intersects feminism, racial equality, environmental justice, gun control, and criminal justice reform. The goal of her practice is to stimulate meaningful conversations on these important issues. Colette has an MFA from Florida International
University in Visual Arts – Curatorial Practice, is a docent at Perez Art Museum Miami and facilitates art programming at FIU – Miami Beach Urban Studios.
Maria is an artist with full of passion for design,fashion, architecture and art. Born in Brazil,where she did her bachelors in Art Visual at FAAP,and the same time,Escola Pan-americana de Artes Plásticas.Worked in her own fashion company, Rouparia Montag, for 35 years in SP. In Miami, she is attending master of Visual Art at Miami International Art and Design.
Maria Lino holds a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from New York University,and a Master of Fine Arts from Florida International University. She is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and a two-time recipient of the Oscar B. Cintas Fellowship. As a multidisciplinary visual artist, she employs drawing, printmaking, text, video, dance, and textiles, to create individual and group portraits of those who are often overlooked, such as women, children, people with disabilities, migrants, and immigrants.
Experienced Curator of Education with a demonstrated history of working in the museums and institutions industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, ADA training, Accessibility and Inclusion, Museum Education, Innovative Arts Integration Programming with Miami Dade County Public Schools Curriculum, Event Management, and Art. Strong arts and design professional with a Master's of Art focused in Museum Studies / Education/ Management from The Johns Hopkins University.
Rosie Gordon-Wallace’s professional background belies her current passion. Founder and senior curator of Diaspora Vibe Gallery and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, one of the most talked about art incubator spaces in Miami. Gordon-Wallace, always a passionate lover of art, made up her mind in 1996 to devote herself full time to the gallery she created and developed. Diaspora Vibe Gallery, which specializes in Caribbean and Latin American Art with an emphasis on exhibiting emerging artists.
I consider my work to be mixed media, in which I make collages of images, combining techniques. Some images are woven in fibers, others drawn by hand as well as with a needle, photo transfers with altered and double-exposed photos, and block prints with very graphic and textile designs. Fabric, textiles, threads contribute to these drawings, these emotions, giving them a tactile
feeling and an additional dimension. I use fibers and textiles as materials, a medium.
Mirena Suarez is a Cuban-born multimedia artist. She received her Bachelor in Arts degree with a minor in Printmaking from the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana. She moved to the United States and furthered her studies at Florida International University and NOVA Southeastern University. Her work reflects on the atemporal universal issues of identity, connection, and change. Mirena has extensively exhibited her work around the world, and has been awarded numerous prizes and recognitions for her artwork.
Rosario Salazar is a native of Bogota, Colombia. She moved to the US 30 years ago and after working for several years for various prestigious architectural firms, she open her own interior design (ID)studio. Following a desire to explore her artistic side working with natural fibers and other materials, she now enjoys spending more time with others who continue to inspire her tireless creativity.
Erika Poy holds a B.A. degree in Architecture from UNAM, Mexico. Erika enjoys working with oils, acrylic, and watercolors but is currently obsessed with punch needles, embroidery, and sewing techniques as painting and sculpting material.
I am a self-taught artist living in Miami. I was a scientist for more than 30 years and I loved every minute of it. In 2014 my career ended, I had several hospitalizations with mental and neurological issues. It is a slow recovery and the making of art has played an enormous part on my healing process.
Qinza Najm is a Miami/NYC-based Pakistani-American inter-disciplinary artist. Najm pursued her fine arts studies at Bath University and The Art Students League of New York, where she studied under the mentorship of Larry Poons. She completed her Psychology PhD at Tennessee State University. Her upbringing in Lahore, Pakistan, adulthood in the United States, and intense training in Psychology inform her paintings, performance and installation work related to gender, politics, and (em)-powerment.
Madrigal received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. She is a fiber artist who
creates large-scale, mixed media installations and soft sculptures using repurposed materials. Her works exist between the
intersection of comfort and peculiarity, the familiar and the unknown.
Melanie is the founder of The Contemporary Art Modern Project (The CAMP Gallery) focuses on bringing attention to who they consider the freshest and most interesting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.
Adriana Herrera is an independent writer and curator. I received my Ph.D. with an interdisciplinary dissertation in art and literature formulating the concept of “extreme fictions.” Since 2011, I have been part of Aluna Curatorial Collective and cofounded Aluna Art Foundation. Herrera has curated multiple museum exhibitions and most recently is interested in Textiles and its historical traditions.
‘Ganxxet’. With just one X means Crochet in Catalan, with two XX it is a hidden message of “girls united”. The story of Ganxxet is the story of constant change, as life itself. Ganxxet is a small shop in Miami for fiber materials used to empower women, textile artists. Proprietor Nuria carries a whole line of eco-conscious rope and yarn for macrame, weaving, crochet, and knitting.
Studied architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and Fine Arts at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas. Learned gilding and Glass mosaic restauration in Florence Italy as part of a restauration program with UNESCO. I have included mediums like fused glass, clay and resin into my Quilts .
Rojo is a fabricator and designer of monumental installations and environments, independent artist, filmmaker and clothing designer, Most recently he re-imagined Star Hill Ranch - a ghost town in Houston, Texas as an arcade game where the guests became game components. For the 2020 elections he was commissioned by famed choreographer Andros Zins Browne to create traveling performance stages for “Vote Float”
traveling through Miami Dade County.
Adriane Pereira is a photographer, sewist, and faculty member in the Master of Art in Teaching program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was born in sunny Miami, Florida. She earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from the Florida State University and taught high school art for nine years with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Art criticism as a tool for analysing and evaluating art, instructional practice and social justice issues.
The media mix artist, born and raised in southern Brazil. She learned, when a child, with her mother and grandmother, many techniques of manual work with fibers. Graduated in Fashion Design, she currently lives in Miami where she attends the MFA program at Miami International Unervisity. The main characteristic of her work is the mixture of resources. She usually adds to her paintings a mix of techniques such as embroidery, macramé, knitting, crochet and fabric collage.
My current body of work explores limits. Digging into my past and working through experiences through art and likewise pushing my art medium to the limit. My art practice focuses on several passions; love of earth, repurposing waste, innovation, inspiring as a woman and a survivor. My art practice draws on the ideas of abstraction, minimalism, Dadaism, the concept of ikigai, anti-consumerism, and a dedication to legacy. While I enjoy being immersed in art I am often inspired by other things.
My work is an ongoing exploration that involves human relationships and human interaction with nature. I’m driven by my inner curiosity, experimentation, and the desire to know the material intimately, a journey into the unknown. Wet and dry media over paper and canvas, mark making, cutting, and ripping become a poetic process in my art practice. I raise concerns regarding the natural environment discarded ephemera and the use of multimedia become elements of my current work.
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Patricia L. Cooke was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. In 2011, she earned her BFA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. After graduation, Cooke returned to her hometown to build upon her studio practice. Cooke relocated to the Miami area and fulfilled her graduate studies at UM, earning her MFA in Sculpture in 2018. Cooke teaches Sculpture and 3D Design at the University of Miami and New World School of the Arts.
Jeannette Stargala is a visual artist, living and working in Miami. Originally from Germany, she grew up behind the Iron Curtain and studied architecture after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Jeannette got a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Miami. While focusing on printmaking during the program, she found her love for book arts and teaches today at the University of Miami and New World School of the Arts. Fabrics have always been a part of her work, sewing her first artistic expressions as a child.
Endam Nihan is a performance and video artist. She creates single-channel works as well as multi-channel installations, image essays, objects, and VR works. Her work critically and humorously discloses collaborations between contemporary images of daily life, female representation, emerging technologies and pop cultural forms of consumption and circulation. Born and raised in Turkey and currently based in the US, she holds an MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University
Claudia Morrison was born in Medellín, Colombia, currently resides in Parkland, FL. Claudia graduated from FAU concentration on sculpture, and just recently completed her MA in Languages, linguistics, and comparative literature, teaching of Spanish, from the same university. Her current interest lies in the exploration of fiber art geared towards the research and interpretation of current social problems.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Aida Tejada is an experimental mixed-media artist who works to stretch the frame of photography beyond the camera. She explores the absurdity of controlling time and space, an impulse that makes us both the victim and executioner of our actions. While she is well versed in traditional photography, Tejada also uses various alternative photographic processes and hands-on photo-transfer techniques to create her work.
Verónica Buitrón is an Ecuadorian textile designer and author that works with natural fibers, natural dyes and traditional Andean craftsmanship techniques. She moved to Miami in 2016 and is currently dedicated to the research and promotion of the use of natural dyes in Ecuador and South Florida. She holds a B.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Born and living in São Paulo, Brazil, Marta works as a graphic designer since 1988 and as an artist since 1995. She received a BA in design in1983 and MA in communication and semiotics in 2007. As an artist, she has been working with photography, painting, drawing, installation, and performance.
Yelitza Barrios, born in Caracas, Venezuela. I unconsciously turned to weaving as a refuge. It helped me think and organize my ideas; it was only me, the silence and the movement of knitting. Finding peace in the process and connecting to my deepest self in the knots.
Sharon Berebichez, born in México City, lives and works in Miami. She is noted for her highly-inventive techniques and use of materials. Using materials such as acrylic and oil paint, fabric, paper, and resin, she creates works that are realistic, colorful, and alive. She incorporates in her work old pieces of wood or frames to always remind the viewer to be mindful of
Visual textile and docent chilean artist . Born in Viña del Mar and living in Santiago. She
got a degree in Fine Arts at the Pontificia Catholic University in Santiago.
Denise´s work has been exhibited in several art museums, fairs and galleries since she started her career, like SOFA Chicago, U.S. Iberoamerican Textile Network in Costa Rica and at WTA (World Textile Art) in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain.
Natalia Schonowski is a fiber/textile artist currently based in the Boston area. Natalia has lived in numerous places around the world. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Mixed Media from FIU and her Masters of Fine Arts in Media Art and Design from
Bauhaus University Weimar and a Masters of Arts in Art Theory from Tongji University Shanghai.
Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille is a multi-disciplinary french artist living and working in Miami, a 1985 graduate of l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts with a background in theater. She works in a variety of formats including paintings as well as sculptures, installations, and photography. Her appreciation for mixed media and experimentation has gotten her to use pigments, fibers, encaustic wax technique, ink, paper, plaster.
Denise Shapiro was born in October 1974 in Monterrey, México. While in Mexico she got her bachelor's in education. In 2010 she moved to Miami, FL, where she currently resides, and got her master's in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. Although her fervor for knitting began as a mere hobby, it slowly turned into a passion. Now she crochets, sews, embroiders, and weaves, transcending her ideas into a textile work of art.
Lisa Rockford was raised in South Florida, and earned her BFA in Painting and BS in Art Therapy from Bowling Green State University, OH in 1999, and in 2001, earned aMFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since returning to South Florida in 2007, Lisa has established herself as an artist, curator, and educator. Her work has been shown in over 70 national and international exhibitions.
Artista visual,dedicada al arte textil, en forma individual y como miembro de grupos de artistas. Realice diversos
talleres regulares e intensivos en Argentina, US, Brasil y Chile, US. En los últimos años participe en diversas muestras colectivas y actividades relacionadas con el arte Textil: I y II Bienal Latinoamericana de Joyería, Salones
Sandra Onetti en su trabajo como artista textil he descubierto la otra cara de la moneda, la vida de quien está privado de su libertad, el achicamiento de su universo visual, el aislamiento de sus afectos. Sus trabajos textiles se han enfocado en manifestar ese aspecto de la vida del hombre en la que nadie quiere verse reflejado ni comprometido, sin saber que por cualquier traspié
podrían estar allí.
Ellen Pestili is a Brazilian mixed media artist, Italian descendant,
based in Orlando, Florida. She has a Bachelor in Art, with a Major in Art at Edgewood College. She also has been the author and illustrator of children’s books, and has written 15 and illustrated around 50 books, some of them illustrated with sewing and embroidery.
My love of fibers and fabrics began with the scraps from my grandmother, a superb seamstress, who was in the first generation of our family to live in Miami. Sewing, drawing, and painting have all been integrated into my artistic
development. Mckenley studied art and art history at Florida State University, attending the Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, earning a BFA in Painting, and MS in Art Education from FIU.
Batista received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Miami (2009) and her MFA from Parsons the New School of Design. Batista is a mixed media artist who works with language, specifically the multiplicity of meaning according to different contexts. Her three-dimensional work explores personal experiences with dynamics in power structures and nationality and is interpreted through the use of semiotics.
Fernanda Frangetto is a Brazilian-born mixed-media artist living in Florida. She studied at the University Center of Fine Arts and specialized in sculpture at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MuBE). Her works have been featured in art institutions across the US and Brazil.
I’m an award-winning, abstract artist who has worked in many disciplines during the course of a 35-year career. My focus has been mainly on mixed media painting, printmaking, collage and fiber arts. Creating with fiber is the most satisfying due to the tactility of the medium. “Painting with Fiber” affords endless creative possibilities as does using a myriad of textiles- fabric, yarn, roving, cord and paper.
The advancement and education of our youth is very important to me. I believe that art, imagined through the lens of play, can move the creative experience from the personal to the community, instilling a sense of well being.
Alexandra De Yavorsky was born in Venezuela. She is head of branding and graphic design at the award-winning Atelier De Yavorsky studio in Miami. In this bodywork, she serves a single color in each vessel to elicit an emotional response from the viewer, reviving in us a sense of natural simplicity. Her work has recently appeared in exhibitions in Miami and abroad.
New York City-born Alyson Vega is a fiber artist who taught herself to sew and quilt at a young age. She received a B.A. in Japanese Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University. She sews fabric pieces incorporating themes of decay, transience, childhood, and dreams. Alyson employs various techniques in her pieces, including printing, painting, surface embellishment, and sewing.
Melissa is Colombian-born and migrated to Miami 20 years ago. In 2010 she founded her brand K'MELL DESIGNS, a handbag, and clothing company. She’s a self didactic designer with ample knowledge of the industry including production. In 2020 during COVID 19, Melissa took the leap into visual arts and found a new way to express herself by sharing many of hers and some of her friends’ love stories collected over the years, through her paintings. Her art consists of mix media using different types of fabrics, guipure, and oil paint.
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Visual artist Maitejosune Urrechaga is a South Florida artist who works with comic books, music, and film. She is perhaps best known as the "better half" of Miami's Pocket Of Lollipops husband and wife outfit where she plays bass and shares vocal duties with her husband drummer. In 2008 she received the Best Art Basel Headline for her Interactive Art Installation in the Miami New Times. Maite has been a part of the music and art scene since her teens. She is a punk kid at heart with a love for the avant-garde. She is drawn to the rule breakers and textbook makers.