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Thought-Provokers: North Miami

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 North Miami that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Josefina Fernandez

I was born in Buenos Aires and I’ve been sketching ever since I can remember. I went to school for Fashion Design and upon moving to the States in 2014, I started my fashion illustration business. I opened my Etsy shop that October and it has been an awesome and wild ride ever since. Read more>>

Amberella

I’m a street artist based out of Philadelphia. I’ve been in the streets with my art since 2009. I feel in love with being able to express what I was feeling at any given moment by just walking out into the city and placing the work out into the world. Read more>>

Yasmin Shefer, Adam Sinai, Danielle Sroor

Yasmin comes from a world of web-based media, she’s a pro in UI/UX designs and branding. She gets her unique look on things from being a fashion expert and being a master in minimalistic designs. Adam is a world known Graffiti Artist, a well-established graphic designer and a motion graphics artist, He gets his unique look on things from the art world and the urban environment. Read more>>

Samantha Rachel Pearson

My interest with street art began when I was sent to alternative school at age 16. I became infatuated with the idea of being able to express myself in a form of art that was massive in size, quick to do, and not traditional. Spraypaint has since become my medium of choice and I am happy to share my murals with music festivals and businesses alike. Read more>>

Johanne Fidelia Goutier

Love and Passion for traveling inspired me to open exotic Living. My vision is for my customers to enter the space and feel transported to another world. Read more>>

Sandra Encaoua

Sandra has been honored with the Award of Arts-Sciences-Letters 2017 by the French Academy of Arts-Sciences-Letters in Paris. She was featured ‘Artist of the Day’ 2015 by the famous website Saatchi Art and won the 2013 competition of ‘Young Talent’ in France. Her paintings are listed on Drouot dictionary of artists since 2012. She is fascinated by nature and raw elements and create her paintings in a changing, violent and free world. Read more>>

Mary Pohlmann

My love for drawing began when I received the child’s version of an animator’s light desk – complete with traceable images of Snow White and Barbie. I was five. During my colorful punk years, I studied Art and Theatre at incarnate Word College in my native San Antonio, TX. Read more>>

Timothy Mille

I have always been a creative person, in school as a little boy my skills were always painting and creating things. As I grew older I also developed computer skills and it came to be my hobby, I went to college in Europe majoring and majored in graphic design I have always said that graphic designing is the perfect mix of art and technology. Read more>>

Hessam Abrishami

Seeking a society free from the limitations of modern day Iran, I left my home country to expand my knowledge and awareness of the outside, changing world. Following the great influence of the ancient history that surrounded me as a child, my quest to excel as an artist took me to Italy, one of the historically great epicenters of the art world. Read more>>

La’Queasha Beard

I started off as a communications major in college and ended up getting my BA in it. During undergrad, I started motivational speaking to young people and needed flyers and branding needed a lot more often than I anticipated. Being in college, I didn’t have many funds available for the needed marketing, so I taught myself. Read more>>

Gino Santa Maria

Today, my love for painting is taking over, and in the process, I am working towards using my full time and energy to it. For me, the American dream has a final component, and that is I can finally say, I am living my dream of being an artist. Read more>>

Jorge Martinez Gualdron

As college came about I bought myself a camera called ´Cannon Reflex´ that awoke my passion for photojournalist. That soon became a lifetime job of mine here in the United States of America. Read more>>

David Vance

I opened my first studio in Coral Gables in 1970 and began my career in commercial photography shooting portraits and fashion images for editorial and advertising clients. Since then I have been fortunate to have had a successful career shooting for a variety of national and international clients. Read more>>

Marcus Jansen

I started with urban landscape sceneries like no one had painted them before which got the attention of the art world. Ever since we have shown museums around the world and have worked in some of the most important collections. Read more>>

Jennifer Cortiella

I read once that, “photos are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” This expression ignited the fire that eventually led me to follow my childhood dream, take the leap, and start Cortiella Photography. It has been a whirlwind adventure as I continue to learn and hone my techniques! Read more>>

Sassy Singz

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I always knew how to sing but I never imagined myself actually pursuing a music career simply because I was a Haitian-American girl, from an unincorporated part of Miami. That’s not something that we’re taught in our culture. I knew my family’s expectation of me, was for me to become a doctor or a lawyer. Being the first born of Haitian immigrants, my dad always said my education came first. Read more>>

Olga Saretsky

I grow up in russian family from Kazakhstan, my father was a successful designer, sculptor and painters during Soviet union , my mother was a teacher in school and amazing peace maker in our family…still is. After Soviet union broke apart , new waive of opportunities and information pour in to the country along with many straggles and disadvantages for my family and many others. Read more>>

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