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Thought-Provokers: Miami Beach

Miami has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Miami Beach that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Fabio Kotinda

There were many paths taken until my decision for “the art of interpreting the moment” through apparently diverse directions, such as engineering and fashion. Read more>>

Dina Zhulii

Photos had become a timeless story. This experience was the push for me to start my career in photography, and I began to capture people, their spirit, and their story. Read more>>

Carol Saft

I make video and sculpture and am inspired by unusual people and artifacts that I have collected that form the basis of new work. I look for people and things that don’t quite fit and that’s what makes them unique and interesting. Read more>>

Tim Hossler

I realized that I loved everything about school, but designing buildings wasn’t what I really wanted to do with my life. I loved graphic design and art directing. After graduating from K-State, I moved to New York City. Read more>>

Claudia Romani

I was scouted by FHM and started my modeling career. I lived between Denmark and England and worked for Maxim, Playboy, Aston Martin, Toyota, Samsung, GQ, D & G and so many more magazines and brands. Read  more>>

Cristian Schwippert

I was really lucky to be born with the ability to draw, and the great support of my parents made me the Tattoo Artist that i am today. I started my apprenticeship at Manitu Tattoo Shop,selling tattoos and cleaning the store. Read more>>

Patricia Figueiredo

Art has always been a part of me. Since I was a child, I looked for what stood out: colors, shapes, lines, curves, always catching my eye. Read more>>

Jason Peters

I have been lucky enough to have exhibited locally and internationally, including at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Katonah Museum, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Mattress Factory, and my work is represented in public and private collections. Read more>>

Phil Fung

I always enjoyed drawing for fun and visiting museums as a student, but it was never a career path that I considered. My first step toward being an artist actually started in my Intro to Psychology class my first year at Florida State University. Read more>>

andrea saltini

For a few years I lived out of canned food, spending my days looking out the window, drooling in the throes of the mania of painting, waiting to, waiting to become an established painter. Read more>>

Mark Osterman

Combining my artistic practice with learning I have taught at Miami Dade College, facilitated specialized workshops in art educational theory and practice for the University of Miami, The Lowe Art Museum, and The Wolfsonian-FIU. Read more>>

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