Dispersed Exhibiting Artist & Bio
Updated: Dec 1, 2020
MUCE Arts & Culture Festival presents
Curated by Bart Mervil, MUCE
Dive into a mythological journey back to the center of the universe where Black Gods and mermaids await the return of the chosen. An artistic reverence to the lost souls at sea and the strange fruit of poplar trees; this exhibit is an astounding celebration of Black Excellence & resilience.
Thursday, Dec. 3 - Sunday Feb. 28
MUCE CAMPUS | 246 NW 54th Street
Featured Visual Artists | Claudia Apaid | Nate Dee | Annick Duvivier | Sophie Wong
Claudia Apaid | @apaidart
Claudia Apaid, a Haitian American artist whose designs are inspired by her works of service, spirituality and nature, interweaves a variety of mixed media creations in handmade embroideries and metal works, often alongside artisans from around the globe. Apaid uses hand-stitched embroidery and techniques with sequins, crystals, glass beads, precious stones and metal to create her unique pieces. Described as vibrational pieces, her works of art are charged with Reiki energy while handcrafted with precise attention to detail. Complex patterns and cellular structures, both of which represent the universe, are weaved in a way creating a personal connection to all matter. With a focus of the repetitions and patterns found in nature and the spiritual worlds, Apaid explores and documents the very nature of life itself and our relationship with it. These uniquely spiritual and luxurious works are often seen and used as decorative arts initially but in time transition as mandalas when a deeper connection to the higher self occurs within the beholder. Apaid is a graduate from Miami International’s University of Art & Design with a degree in Design. She has displayed her work in exhibits throughout the US and internationally. She has been featured in various publications and was recently awarded by the city of Miami for her artistic contributions to the city.
Nate Dee | @miaminate
Born and raised in South Florida, Nathan Delinois (Nate Dee) has numerous influences... This includes his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as in street art. The design quality of the Art Nouveau movement and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic. These elements can be seen in his work. Additionally, he takes some influences from the pop surrealists.
He has been featured in magazines such as Delve, Making Waves, WeMerge, DUO & the Miami New Times. In 2014 The New Times listed him as one of the 10 Miami Artists to follow on Instagram. In 2013 he was also given an Honorable mention by the magazine for their 2013 Miami Masterminds awards. He's been featured on multiple blogs and has displayed his work in exhibits throughout the US and internationally.
Annick Duvivier | @annickduvivier
Haitian-Born, Miami-based visual artist Annick Duvivier is known for her mixed media collage paintings. Duvivier studied Fine Arts at Altos de Chavon 2008 in the Dominican Republic (affiliated with Parsons in New York). Soon after she became an artist in residence at Festival arts Gallery, Haiti. She organized alongside Art Historian Dr. Marie-Alice Théard exhibits for more than 25 prominent Haitian artists. She graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts at Miami International University of Art & Design 2019. Her artwork is diverse but has recurring themes of identity, fertility, memory, nature, and a fascination for the human body.
Sona | @s.o.n.a__
Born in 1990, Sophie Wong is a graduate of New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Following graduation, she continued on to attend SUNY Purchase college of New York where she focused on Painting and Photography before beginning her art career.
She primarily uses paintings and mixed media to analyze the different complexities of the human experience. Humanity, culture, and the journey of finding oneself are themes often expressed in her work. She explores her personal connection with the natural world to unravel her own truth and curiosity around the duality of indigenous culture and practice in the context of modern day society.
Opening Reception Thursday, Dec. 3rd
6p - 10p | $10 cover | Purchase here
Artist Talk PT. 1 | Friday, December 4th
12pm - 1pm | Free Gallery entrance
Artist Talk PT. 2 | Sunday, December 6th
2pm - 3pm | Free Gallery entrance
Thursday - Sunday
11AM -2PM (FREE) 6PM-10PM ($10)
For more information, vendor/sponsorship opportunities, to schedule a school field trip or press credentials, please contact Ashlee Thomas at email@example.com or 305.890.2121.
MUCE Arts & Culture Festival is made possible with support from: MUCE EDUCATES, The James S and John L. Knight Foundation, GMCVB Art of Black Miami, To Higher Company LLC, and Style Luxe Expo.
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