Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Miami International Airport
Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs
Camera Works Gallery, Gate D22
Opens September 2016
Cheryl Maeder, Beach Series X (ed. 6/10), color photograph, 2006
Cheryl Maeder’s Dreamscapes Series is a collage of saturated memories from her early childhood infused with Maeder’s expanding adventures from her travels and everyday life. Maeder’s defining moment came while traveling through the Costa Brava coastal towns of Spain where she began experimenting using her camera as a painter uses a paintbrush. Seeing the world through painterly eyes, she began to deeply explore the relationship between the familiar and the abstract. Her goal is for the viewer to see the world within a larger reality suggesting that what appears to be clear and in focus, is only our perception. This gives tension and mystery to her images.
Cheryl Maeder is a fine art photographer & filmmaker born in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Her work is in permanent museum collections, and her photographs and video installations have been exhibited internationally at major art fairs and in public art installations. Maeder lives and works in South Florida.
March – September 2016
Camera Works Gallery, North Terminal, Gate 22
Kanako Sasaki, Still Standing, 2004, archival pigment print, courtesy Dina Mitrani Gallery
In her series Wanderlust, Kanako Sasaki (Japanese, 1976) explores her own imaginative world influenced by traditional Japanese novels, Ukiyo-e paintings and childhood memories. Within her surreal and eccentric settings, Sasaki’s characters, usually herself, evoke ideas of isolation, escape and uninhibited freedom. The juxtaposition of bleak emotion within a fantastical landscape leaves the viewer mesmerized with wonderment. Sasaki’s work also comments on issues such as the female experience, loss of innocence, hopeless romance and how Japanese culture is viewed from the outside.
Kanako Sasaki was educated at the Royal College of Art in London and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had solo exhibitions in the US, Japan, Bolivia and Hungary, and has been included in many international group exhibitions. She has participated in artist residencies in Austria, Iceland, Paris, Estonia, Vienna and New York, and has been awarded many fellowships and grants. She has also taught photography at CUNY Staten Island, NY and the International Summer School of Photography in Latvia. She lives and works in Japan.
March – September 2016
Camera Works Gallery, North Terminal, Gate 25
Tatiana Parcero, Re-Invento #18, 2005, acetate and giclee print, courtesy Dina Mitrani Gallery
Tatiana Parcero is a photo and video artist whose work explores the corporeal as a map where she can relate to ideas as different as identity, memory, territory, time and migrations. Blending various techniques and visual media, the photographic work explores hand gestures and postures with ideas of mystical experimentation, contemplation and the human experience of various scientific and religious concepts. Using the technique of superimposing acetates onto photographs, the images have two layers of visual information that stimulate the desire to explore deeply into the pictures.
Tatiana Parcero has a BA in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and an M.A. with studies in Art Theory and Photography from New York University/International Center of Photography (NYU/ICP). For the past 27 years, she has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows at venues including: The Museum of Modern Art (NY); Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan); Lowe Art Museum (Miami, FL); Houston Center of Photography (Houston, TX); Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA.); The Mexican Museum (San Francisco, Ca.); and the Biennale of Havana, Cuba, to name a few. She currently lives and works in Argentina.
MIA Portrait Project
Concourse J, Gate 7
Opens December 2015
From left to right: Artists Kristen Thiele and Christina Pettersson working in their respective studios.
The MIA Portrait Project film series is the first original programming of the art-centric video site WAYPOINT, which debuted at CONTEXT Art Miami 2015. The portrait-making encounters between four diverse artists - Jessie Laino, Christina Pettersson, Kerry Phillips and Kristen Thiele and their subjects, Miami International Airport employees – are the focus of the new series of films.
WAYPOINT is a public electronic art exhibition project inaugurated at one of the world’s largest transportation hubs, Miami International Airport (with annual traffic of more than 40 million passengers). Its mission is to present and engage travelers with a rich and vibrant stream of programming that includes short documentary films about artists creating work and visually inspiring video artwork by established and emerging artists.
WAYPOINT was developed by the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs, Miami International Airport, in association with contemporary art filmmakers Wet Heat Project.
For more information on this exhibition, please contact the Miami-Dade Aviation Department's
Division of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs at 305-876-0749.
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Carybe at MIA (South Terminal)
A new home for historic and vibrant murals
Yolanda Sanchez, Director of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs at MIA, tells County Connection host Kevin Wynn how a pair of vibrant artworks -- two murals by Brazilian artist Carybé -- came to MIA and found a new home! View video: Carybé at MIA - Time: 5:22