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Miranda Graham: Chevere Artist Highlight | Art Basel Miami Week 16

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Meet Miranda Graham

Miranda Graham, a native of Canton, Illinois, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and her Master of Fine Arts under full scholarship, in painting, from Kendall College of Art & Design. Graham is currently working as an adjunct professor with Ferris State University & Grand Valley State University. Before attending Graduate school, Graham worked as a Program’s Coordinator (Galleries Curator/Manager & Educator), for The Peoria Art Guild, in Peoria, IL for nearly four years. With a long career in public service & community collaborative art outreach, Graham specialized in expanding creative skill sets for the developmentally delayed and youth in crisis in the Chicago area.

Working primarily in oils and photography, her works combine the intimacy of portraiture and the exploitation of contemporary romanticism of form to challenge formal assumptions about beauty. Vibrantly heightened color palettes, intensely reflected light and enveloping cast shadow add to compositional tension by revealing/concealing the form as both integrated and disintegrated. These works are intended to reveal the simultaneously real and surreal mind space constantly negotiated and balanced by examining vulnerability and internalized heroics with a single passionate and personal encounter.

On View at “Chevere” | Art Basel Miami Week 2016

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St. Julia & the Bull | oil on canvas | 60.5 x 60.5 inches | 2016

About Chevere

Sirona Fine Art and Poets Artists Magazine present nearly 60 masterly skilled paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture from the Americas and Europe by some of the most accomplished representational artists exploring the theme of “chévere”… Latin American for “Cool”! Over a dozen artists will be in attendance to meet the public!

“Chévere” curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez, manifests as an issue of Menendez’s PoetsArtists Magazine, and as an exhibition at Sirona Fine Art. Menendez herself is a Cuban expatriate. Some of the participating artists are from Latin America, others not. Therefore some of the artists draw on memory and experience of their own countries and peoples, and others on their encounters with cultures foreign to their own, and others still on imagination and images cobbled together from film and art and literature. The project becomes a great act of communion and empathy, a celebration of being together.”

“CHÉVERE” Group Exhibition. Opening Reception on Saturday, December 3rd from 6-9pm. 

An Artists Panel discussion begins at 6pm, sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. 

The exhibition will be on view from November 3, 2016 through February 3, 2017 at Sirona Fine Art – a grand showcase for artists who embrace classic structure, yet have an understanding and facility within the modernist landscape. Located in The Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run #1240 in Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009. RSVP for the Opening Reception: info@sironafineart.com. See and learn more at www.sironafineart.com or call (954) 454-9494.

Other Works from the Artist

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Sergio Gomez is a Chicago-based visual artist and creative entrepreneur. He is owner and Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, founder of VisualArtToday.com and Amplified Art Network, Creative Consultant for Idea Seat Marketing & Advertising, Contributor for Italia Arte Magazine, and curator and producer of the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial. In 2014, Sergio co-founded the program Art NXT Level to help artists manage thier careers.

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