Join us for Artists Open, May 21, 2022 11 am—6 pm in collaboration with Fountainhead Arts.
Artists Open is a Miami Dade County-wide open studios event welcoming the public into over 200 artists studios.
Artists Open is designed to eliminate barriers of entry into the arts by inviting the public to engage with artists in their studios – a perspective of the artist’s practice that is rarely seen. This open studios event encourages locals to see artists as approachable and accessible, and facilitates a more intimate relationship between artists and local audiences. With many artist studios located in areas that lack significant cultural offerings, Artists Open ensures that people across Miami-Dade County can form bonds with the art-making that takes place right in their own backyard. Many of the works within artists’ studios will be available for sale, further cementing the program’s intent to make artists’ careers more sustainable.
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova was born in 1973 in Havana, Cuba and currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. He is one of the founders and directors of Dimensions Variable (DV) in Miami, FL.
Select exhibitions include Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami; Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; The Center for Architecture and Design, Miami, FL; Factoria Habana, Havana, Cuba; Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL; ZONA MACO Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway; Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Locust Projects, Miami, FL; Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Selected collections include Sayago & Pardon Collection, San Diego, CA; Alfredo Hertzog Da Silva, Sao Palo, Brazil; Cintas Foundation Collection, Miami, FL; The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; Capri Palace, Capri, Italy; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Miami, FL; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Frost Museum of Art, Miami, FL. Select coverage of Rodriguez-Casanova’s projects have been in The New York Times, ARTnews, Art in America, Art Nexus, Sculpture Magazine, The Miami Rail, Temporary Art Review, ArtSlant, Aesthetica Magazine, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, PBS News Hour and The Miami New Times.
Carrie Sieh (she/they, b.1978, Los Angeles CA) is an artist, social justice advocate, and permaculture enthusiast living and working in Miami, Florida. Her work engages with histories and intersections of ecology, economics, gender, trauma, and technology. She received a BA in painting and photography from University of California at Santa Cruz (2001), and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in California (2008).
Sieh has participated in residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Oolite Arts, Bakehouse Art Complex, and the Deering Estate. Selected exhibitions include Artis-Naples, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, David Castillo Gallery, Locust Projects (Meta Gallery), Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, and Miami International Airport. Collections include 21c Hotels; James Hotel; United Way; Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Girl’s Club); Kathryn Grody & Mandy Patinkin, and private collections nationally and internationally. Sieh is a certified member of W.A.G.E. and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, FL.
Frances Trombly has exhibited nationally and internationally, with important institutional solo exhibitions at Locust Projects, Miami, FL; Girls’ Club Collection in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and the Goldie Paley Gallery at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA. She is represented in diverse and international public and private collections, with a strong base in FL, a reflection of making Miami, FL her home. Trombly is also co-founder and co-director of an alternative art space in Miami called Dimensions Variable. Her extensive bibliography reflects both her art practice and her role at DV. She is represented by Emerson Dorsch, Miami and Shoshana Wayne, Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed residencies at Artpace, San Antonio, TX, Oolite Arts in Miami Beach, FL, the Capri Palace in Anacapri, Italy, and the Vermont Studio Center. Trombly has exhibited throughout the US, as well as venues abroad, including important group exhibitions, such as Happy at NSU Art Museum (2019), Stitch, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design (2017), Textures of Place, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway (2014), Americana: Formalizing Craft, Perez Art Museum Miami (2013), and united states, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2012). In addition to these shows, institutions who have exhibited her work in solo and group shows include: Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL; Locust Projects, Miami, FL; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA; Girls’ Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Sun Valley Museum of Art, Ketcham, Idaho; L’Œil de Poisson, Manif d’art, Québec City Biennale, Quebec City, Canada.
Magnús Sigurdarson exposes his own vulnerability in discrete acts, each of them acknowledging the pathos of his (and our) being. With a self-deprecating sense of humor, Sigurdarson plays out his heightened awareness of being out of place in his characters as the painted singing Roman statue, the marooned Icelander on South Beach, the English Beefeater man in the streets of London, or a Union soldier on an Indian battlefield. His works employ a range of media, from interventions in public space and sculptural installations to intimate photographic and video work.
He has exhibited at Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Consulate in Berlin, Dimensions Variable, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Sigurdarson studied art at Studio Cecil and Graves, Florence, Italy (1988), The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (1992) and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (1997). He is a Fulbright Scholarship Recipient with multiple grants and awards. His works are included in the collections of Debra and Dennis Scholl, Miami Beach; Alberto Chebebar, Miami Beach; Collezione La Gaia, Busca, Italy, MDD – Museum Dhondt – Dhaenes, Gent, Belgium; The Icelandic National Gallery, Reykjavik; The Reykjavik Municipal Museum, Reykjavik; The Related Group, Miami and The Private Collection of Emmanuel Javogue, Miami. Magnus Sigurdarson is represented by Emerson Dorsch, Miami. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.
Born in Puerto Rico (1986) and based in Miami, misael received their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018) and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Florida Atlantic University (2008). misael was the first ever Art in Public Life Resident with the City of Miami Beach’s Department of Environment and Sustainability and Oolite Arts, where they founded the Department of Reflection. Beyond their public artworks which they have shown extensively for many years, misael has exhibited at MCA Chicago, Open Engagement 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Material Art Fair in Mexico City, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, and Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, amongst others. misael is a studio artist at Dimensions Variable and has participated in Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ Fall 2020 Residency Program in Omaha, NE, The Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL, the ACRE Residency Program in Steuben, WI, and HomeBase Project’s HB Build Artist-in-Residence program in Berlin, and will participate in Heat Exchange, an exchange program with BFI Miami and the Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway, and Santa Fe Art Institute’s residency.