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  • 6/13/18

    Best of Miami | BEST ART FAIR: Aqua Art Miami

    by New Times

    Finding Basel Week balance can be tricky: You want to see great art, but you also don't want to take yourself too seriously. Aqua Art Miami lets you do both. Among the galleries showing at South Beach's Aqua Hotel in 2017 was an exhibit curated by the Consulate General of Canada, which showed off some of our northern neighbors' most impressive work. But visitors also witnessed quirkier stuff such as live tattooing by renowned tattoo artist Thea Duskin, and a 16-foot-tall golden bust of a female monkey by artist Laura Kimpton, who earned her fame at Burning Man. Aqua also offers some of the cheapest drinks you'll find at a South Beach fair, running a daily two-for-one happy hour — a welcome reprieve from the prohibitively priced Ruinart bubbles at the convention center.

    + View article here

  • 5/17/17

    Aqua Art Miami Announces New Fair Director

    by Aqua Art Miami

    May 17, 2017 - Miami, FL - Grela Orihuela has been appointed the new Director of Aqua Art Miami.  

    Ms. Orihuela has been a key member of the Art Miami Group since 2012, and also serves as Director of Art Wynwood. "It's a wonderful opportunity to develop this gem of a fair," said Orihuela about Aqua Art Miami. "It's inspiring to contribute to the city's unique art community during art fair week, and with the new location for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami at One Herald Plaza, we're strategically positioned right across beautiful Biscayne Bay."
    As well as hosting its 13th edition since being established in 2005, this is Aqua's fifth year since becoming part of the Art Miami group of fairs. Aqua consistently has earned critical recognition as the premier destination for vibrant and noteworthy international art programs, with a focus on supporting both new and established galleries with emerging and mid-career artists. 
    Aqua Art Miami continues to solidify itself as a distinctive fair experience, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. Aqua takes place in an exclusive environment: a South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto an intimate courtyard, which has remained an attractive gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire exceptional works, all while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. 
    The 2017 edition of Aqua Art Miami will feature 47 international exhibitors showcasing innovative artworks, kicking off with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 6, 3pm -10pm, and will be open to the public from December 7-10.
    For more information about the fair, visit www.aquaartmiami.com.

  • 1/15/16

    Bmore Art Says Aqua is Like Art Walk on Steroids

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Yep, you read correctly, Bmore Art really digs Aqua Art Miami, and multi-dimensionalist Joan Cox delivered a praise-laden piece to prove it.

    Of all the great good praise though, we here at Art Miami Fairs are most partial to this great good tidbit:

    Walking through Aqua feels like hanging out at your best friend’s art opening. It is teeming with people you don’t know yet but want to meet and by the end of your walk through all 50+ rooms/galleries you have certainly made a few new friends.

    Thanks much Joan Cox and Bmore Art! And Thanks Too to C Emerson Fine Arts for bringing the piece to our attention!



  • 12/12/15


    by Aqua Art Miami

    Emerging Galleries and Artists Find Success at Aqua Hotel in South Beach
    Aqua Art Miami, the sister satellite fair to Art Miami, made a huge splash during Art Week with its successful five-day exhibition with the strongest emerging and mid-career artists and galleries in the industry. The fair reported a record-breaking 10,500 people in attendance this past week all under the direction of the established fair's new Director, Katelijne De Backer, who handpicked 46 galleries across 28 cities and 10 countries.
    Several galleries reported strong sales including Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State, who sold two prints by MFA candidate Jack Deese for $1,600 titled Congress Stand Clear Martin; Amsterdam-based Rademakers Gallery sold an abstract animalistic piece sourced from bullet shells by Sebiha Demir titled Happy for an undisclosed price; Rhode-Island-based Aureus Contemporary placed a dazzling mixed-media sphere from Claire Shegogtitled Busby's Fiorucci for $19,000; an acrylic print from David Hollier titled $100 Bill was acquired from Brooklyn-based New Apostle Gallery for $6,000; RED CORRIDOR, a Frankfurt-based gallery, placed Leszek Shurski's acrylic painting Rollball for $7,500; Shanghai and Brooklyn-based SPiN Galleries sold a mixed-media piece by Victor Spinelli titled Diver UP Yankee; Washington-based Morton Fine Art saw an acquisition of two works ranging from $2,000-$4,500, one by Nate Lewis titled Still Symphony and the other by Vonn Sumner titledNew Ancient Pictures; Houston-based Revision Space sold an ink print from Terry Boyd titledEverything and Nothing for $6,000; Derek Gores Gallery, based in Florida, sold 35 works, including a newsprint collage titled Full Volume Pink Graffiti from Derek Gores for $2,400.
    Terry Boyd, "Everything and Nothing"
    Revision Space, Houston 
    With all the massive success this exhibition has cultivated this past week, Aqua is the ideal showcase to discover under-the-radar works. "When I first was approached to direct Aqua, I was excited by the challenge to help grow and advise young galleries and artists, and I'm thrilled at how receptive the public was to their work," said Katelijne De Backer, Director of Aqua Art Miami and Art New York. "The boutique presentation of Aqua is intimate, and it allows people to feel the passion behind each piece, instilling a much deserved sense of appreciation."
    Amy Morton, Owner and Director of Morton Fine Art, was pleased to sell five works on canvas and five mixed-media works. Since one of her focuses is African-American and African art, she had a lot of repeat clients but also noted the attendance of many new collectors and museum professionals.
    Sara Nightingale, Owner and Director of her eponymous Sara Nightingale Gallery who sold eight works to both novice and established collectors, remarked on the unique identity of Aqua for emerging exhibitors: "The cozy, relaxed and intimate atmosphere provided a much needed respite for many; the mix of indoor and outdoor public spaces is such a winning formula. I do love the Aqua experience of discovery and accessibility that the fair is known for."
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    Theresa Ganz, "Glory and the Complex Body", 
    Winner of the ArtSlant Prize 2015
    Aqua Art Miami showcased an impressive array of innovative installations and exhibitions. Highlights from the show are as follows:
    • In Aqua's lobby, ArtSlant, the premier resource for art and the fair's official sponsor, decorated the spaces with the network's emerging artist including: Theresa Ganz, Rachel Garrard, Helena Parriott, Tina Tahir and Bryan Volta. The opening VIP night of Aqua announced Ganz as the winner of their Prize Shortlist for her Rococo-inspired piece titled Glory and the Complex Body.
    • Orbs by Ai Campbell: Celebrated for her harmonious monochromatic use of black and white, Ai Campbell's new body of work entitled "Orbs" carries the fluidity and serenity that is characteristic of her intricate work. Here, her ink grace the contours of one of the most challenging infinitely-dimensional surface of all; the unrelenting sphere. The orb accentuates and liberates the lively shapes in her work. In addition, the orb is functionally synergistic as the delicately curved patterns readily traverse each circular plane to meet at their starting points. Aesthetically, each orb has its own character and progression. Displayed together, the orbs interact to create a kaleidoscopic effect.
    • The Tender Noise by Akane Yorita: The art work, which was elegantly installed over the hot tub at Aqua, changes its shape with the breath of wind, the visual experience based on sequence and the essence of "before and after" embodied in the chain of repetitive threads: through these features of her works Akane Yorita wants the viewer to revert to his/her own position while facing the always changing image of the work. She creates indefinite, unstable space inviting the image of the onlooker as well as his/her point of view into the blank/space of the threads she creates. The Tender Noise is a part of "Where Threads Lead" a touring exhibition.
    • Believe by Nara Park: Washington DC-based sculptor Nara Park's Believe replicates a shallow wishing well through the artist's signature modular design of printed boxes that intimate natural motifs. Arranged into a carefully stacked assemblage and filled with sand and stray coins, the work invites viewers to insert their own aspirations into the ongoing accumulation of collective wishful thinking. The overall ephemerality and transience of "Believe" gives way to Park's chief philosophical concern as she posits the human desire for stability and permanence through a candid veneer of fragility, artificiality, and feigned authenticity. 
    Notable Guests at Aqua Art Miami included Brooke Goldstein, filmmaker and human rights attorney; Talin Maltepe, art dealer and curator, Sevan Gallery; actress Barbara Edwards; actor Adrian Grenier; and many other prominent collectors, dealers and television personalities.
    Sponsors & Partners
    The generous 2015 sponsors and partners for Aqua Art Miami 2015 include: ArtSlant, the official sponsor with support by Spuntino Catering, Bourlet Art Logistics, ArtNexus, MIAMI Modern Luxury, Arte Al Dia, Artillery, The Art Newspaper, Art Circuits, Miami H

  • 12/11/15

    Getty Images Gets the Goods on Aqua's VIP Opening

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Getty Images' Aaron Davidson (below) & JP Yim (above) found a lot to be shot at the VIP Opening of Aqua Art Miami 2015...

    The entire scene of scenes can be gleaned right here






  • 11/28/15

    Aqua Art Miami Work of the Day: Tim Conlon "CN #14"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Tim Conlon

    CN #14, 2015

    7″ x 24″ x 5″

    Spray paint, paint marker 

    Courtesy of J Fergeson Gallery, Farmville VA

  • 11/23/15

    Aqua Art Miami Work of the Day: Caitlin Karolczak "Petal"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Caitlin Karolczak (1984)


    Oil on Canvas, 36" diameter 

    Courtesy of The Signature Shop, Atlanta 

  • 11/20/15

    Aqua Work of the Day: Jean Joseph Jean Baptiste "Zange"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Jean Joseph Jean Baptiste


    Courtesy of Haiti Friends, Pittsburgh PA 

    Born in 1967 and raised in Croix-des-Bouquets, Baptiste's mother had a vision that he had been chosen by Erzulie and Papa Loko, and so he began threading their images in to his artwork. His work can be found all over the world.

  • 11/17/15

    Aqua Work of the Day: Brian Willmont "Sweaty Dawn"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Brian Willmont

    Sweaty Dawn, 2014 

    Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 in.

    Courtesy of Victori + Mo, New York 

  • 11/14/15

    Aqua Work of the Day: Mauricio Vergara "Ya Te Olvide"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Mauricio Vergara (Argentina)

    Ya Te Olvide, 2015

    oil on canvas

    35" x 38" 

    Courtesy of Emerson Fine Arts, St Petersburg Florida 

  • 11/08/15

    Aqua Work of the Day: Vonn Sumner "Totem"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Vonn Sumner 


    watercolor on paper, 13" x 11" 

    Courtesy of Morton Fine Art, Washington DC 


  • 10/27/15

    Aqua Work of the Day: Helmut Ditsch "Point of No Return II"

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Helmut Ditsch 

    Point Of No Return II, 2005

    150 x 240 cm

    Oil on Canvas

    Courtesy of The ArtFactory Club, Vienna/Vaduz 

  • 12/16/14

    ArtFix Daily: Aqua's 10th Sets Records!

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Of course, Art Miami and CONTEXT weren't the only members of the Art Miami Family of Fairs to set records in attendance and sales during Miami Art Week 2014...

    Why? Because Aqua Art Miami happens concomitant with both. That's why. And, as ArtFix Daily so faithfully reports, Aqua's 10th Anniversary set some pretty hefty records of its own.

    Read all about it right here.  

  • 12/10/14

    A "Friendlier, Kinder" Kinda Art Fair -- More Kudos About Aqua's 10th!

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Aqua's 10th Anniversary Edition generated all kinds of accolades, among the most recent came from Hyperallergic (Kate Sierzputowski's "A Casual Approach"), OregonLive (Janet Eastman's citing the Pacific Northwest) and Artnet (Sarah Cascone's "A Friendlier Kinder Take on the Art Fair").

    Meriting mention among the trio of pleased features was a veritable catalog of Aqua exhibitors, including Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Shulamit Gallery, Industry Gallery, ArtSlant, Coagula Curatorial, Whitespace Gallety, Good Luck Gallery, Toomey Tourell, Mayer Fine Art, Space 776, Elisa Contemporary Aty, Antonio Colombo, Victori Contemporary, Autobody Fine Art and Morton Fine Art.

    In other words, Aqua got a three-pack of coverage that was compoundingly complimentary. Thanks everyone!

    (Pictured Jim Payne courtesy Coagula Curatorial

  • 12/05/14

    Karen Finley Wants to Paint Your Psychic Portrait @ Aqua - & New Times Gets the What's What

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Miami New Times gets Miami's own John Hood to go up against the one-and-only Karen Finley before she paints folks inside out at Aqua Art Fair...


    Get with the what's what right here

    (Photo courtesy Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Karen Finley at Aqua courtesy Coagula Curatorial

  • 11/27/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Greg Slick "Crannog"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Greg Slick (Jersey City, NJ 1961) 

    Crannog, 2014

    acrylic on wood panel, 35 3/4 x 47 3/4 in

    Courtesy Matteawan Gallery, Beacon NY 

  • 11/24/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Fred Tieken "Sanctuary"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Fred Tieken 

    Sanctuary, 2014

    acrylic on canvas 36" x 48" 

    Courtesy Perihelion Arts, Phoenix AZ 

  • 11/22/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Ion Yamazaki "30 Days of Barefoot"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Ion Yamazaki 

    30 Days of Barefoot (2013)

    Inkjet prints mounted on foam board

    22' wide / 10" tall 

    Courtesy of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University 

    30 Days of Barefoot documents the Yamazaki’s daily, barefoot walks throughout downtown Atlanta. Yamazaki uses his own feet to capture and document the residual traces of the individual lives and activities of the city.  The visible emergence and re-healing of blisters on his feet over the duration of the performance indicate both the vulnerability and strength of the Yamazaki’s body when subjected to the public urban space.

  • 11/18/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Benjamin Sack "Will to Pleasure"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Benjamin Sack 

    Will to Pleasure

    ink on paper 25.5" x 19.5" 

    Courtesy Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond VA 

    Ben Sack creates imaginary cityscapes of extraordinary complexity and detail, filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. His technical skill is matched by his vision :

    “I've always been fascinated by "the big picture." The grand idea of sublimity. All the artists who I admire have in their careers been able to capture this idea. An artist is one who creates worlds, for me I'm after the world of the sublime.”
    - See more at: http://www.aquaartmiami.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=13&tabindex=12&switchportal=0&highlightID=45377#sthash.MoHsLw9K.dpuf

  • 11/16/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Clint Imboden "Dug #1-7"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Clint Imboden 

    Dug #1 through 7

    cast polyester resin and found shovel 

    Courtesy Autobody Fine Art, Alameda CA  

  • 11/09/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Dale Thompson "Your Apathy Kill Me"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Dale Thompson (Toronto)

    your apathy kill me

    acriylic on birch

    24" x 48"


    Courtesy AWOL Gallery, Toronto 

  • 11/05/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Dominique Labauvie "Fractals 1"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Dominique Labauvie (Strasbourg, France 1948)

    "Fractals 1" (2014)

    22 x 30 inches

    Charcoal and pastel on sommerset paper 

    Courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami 

    Artist Biography: Before leaving Strasbourg in 1968, Dominique Labauvie studied Art History with Roland Recht and Louis Grodecki, then continued his formation in sculpture in Paris. He had his first one-man show at the Gallery Bernard Jordan, Paris (catalogue) in 1985 and in 1986 receives the Villa Medecis Hors les Murs (catalogue) and spends one year in Germany. In 1989 he has a sold out solo exhibit at the FIAC with the Gallery Maeght. 1997 brings him a commission by the city of Paris of a monumental cast iron sculpture Horizons Suspendus, which is installed on the Quai de Seine. Labauvie is the recipient of the prestigious Grant from The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in 2009 and in 2010 the new Tampa Museum of Art gives him a solo exhibition of recent and commissioned works entitled Musical Lines in My Hand (catalogue).

  • 11/03/14

    AQUA Work of the Day: Andi Arnovitz "Nuclear Tehran"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Andi Arnovitz

    Nuclear Tehran: Fordow’s Underground Evil (2014)

    Mixed media on paper 32 x 32 inches

    Courtesy Shulamit Gallery, Venice CA 

  • 11/02/14

    Aqua Work of the Day: Michael Sanzone "Distillery Building Blocks"

    by Aqua Art Fair

    Michael Sanzone (New Haven, CT 1977)

    Whisky cask

    48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm) 

    Courtesy Kathryn Miriam Contemporary, Greenwich CT 

    The works included in Sanzone's 'Distillery Series' began during his time spent as an Artist in Residence at the Glenfiddich Distillery. Inspired by the journey of wood used to make the casks, some over fifty years old, Sanzone became increasingly fascinated by the subsistence of each piece. The barrels were built from Spanish or American oak, transported to Scotland, and then filled, used, thrown away, found and finally resurrected. The works in this this series not only convey the narrative of this journey, but also act as Sanzone's memento of a time and place. The distinct colors and shapes of each piece, united with the damp scent of whisky soaked wood, lends to a sensory experience that is the Scottish Landscape from the artist's viewpoint.

    Artist Biography: Michael Sanzone was born in 1977 and grew up just steps outside the Stony Creek Quarry in Branford, Connecticut. In this rural and blue-collar New England community, Sanzone spent his childhood working in his family's Millwork business. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Sanzone combined his fine art training with his knowledge of woodworking, the result of which can be seen in his sculptural paintings that the artist refers to as ‘Wood Constructions.’ He often creates unique wood frames or handcrafted boxes to hold artwork, enabling pieces to spin and encouraging the viewer to interact. Works in his 'Distillery Series,' created from whisky casks salvaged from the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland, are some of his most popular works, and began during his time as an Artist in Residence at the distillery located in the Scottish Highlands. 

    Michael’s work is in public collections including a recent acquisition by Rubicon Technology Partners and previous installations include the Truffles Building, Tribeca, and large-scale commissions at the NYC and Scotland headquarters of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. makers of such top spirits as Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s. Private collectors include Grant Gordon and Lloyd Gordon, owners of William Grant & Sons, Ltd.; Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer of the television show Glee; Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli Events; and Heather Greene, leading whiskey expert and author of Whiskey Distilled. Sanzone’s work is represented by Kathryn Miriam Contemporary and on view at Cafiero Select, NYC and Art & Soul Gallery, Boulder, CO.

  • 10/30/14

    The Leader Cites Exhibit A's Aqua Debut

    by Aqua Art Fair

    The laudable folks at The Leader cited Corning's Exhibit A debut showing at Aqua Art Miami, and you can read all about it right here.

    (Pictured: Jeremy Holmes "Atmosphere #133" (2014) White ash, metal base 27 x 17 x 15" inches Courtesy Exhibit A)

  • 12/01/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Chanel4

    by Mari KIm

    Mari Kim

    Chanel4 (2013)
    Ultra chrome ink printed on canvas
    100 cm x 80 cm

    Courtesy EJMQ, Seoul

  • 11/30/13

    Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff Comes Keen for MiamiArtZine

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff, who helms a family of Fairs which of course includes CONTEXT and now Aqua, comes keen for Heike Dempster at MiamiArtZine; if possible adding even more anticipation to what promises to be the most spectacular Art Week Miami has ever seen!

    (Photo courtesy Biz Journals

  • 11/29/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Fuck You (Camel Blue)

    by Kevin Berlin

    Kevin Berlin

    Fuck You (Camel Blue)
    oil on canvas, 45" x 60", 2012


    "FOR WHICH IT STANDS, Americana in Contemporary Art,"
    Carla Sakamoto, The Curated Collection, Farameh Media.
    34.3 x 24.8 cm / 13.5 x 9.75 inches
    400 pp. hardcover
    Over 200 color photos
    ISBN 978-0-9840-3411-6

    Exhibitions :
    "UNCENSORED," new works by Kevin Berlin, Mark Miller Gallery, AQUA Art Miami, 2013.

    Courtesy Mark Miller Gallery, New York

  • 11/27/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Self Portrait as a Venetian Gentleman

    by Eric Finzi

    Eric Finzi

    Self Portrait as a Venetian Gentleman
    48 x 39, 2012, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood

    Artist Biography :
    Eric Finzi was born and raised in New York City. His art career started at age ten after his art teacher accused him of cheating on a book cover project. She believed he must have stenciled a copy of the Egyptian mummy he drew free hand. To convince her, he created a new cover in a different size. His parents decided then to get him private lessons in oil painting.

    When Finzi turned 13, he received a scholarship to a life painting class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. By the age of 15 he was studying with Harvey Dinnerstein at the Arts Student League in New York City. Finzi then received another scholarship to Greenwich House School of Pottery in New York. At age 16, Finzi taught ceramics at Cornwall Summer Workshop in Connecticut and started college in the fall at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied biology and fine arts. Finzi began taking evening classes at the Art Students League under the tutelage of Vincent Malta and Raphael Soyer.

    After receiving his PhD on yeast mitochondrial protein synthesis in the fall, he enrolled full-time in the Art Students League with artist Knox Martin. Finzi then moved to Montpellier, France to paint. He moved back to America to finish his medical studies and began a full time position as a Laboratory Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Shortly thereafter, he started a weekend sculpture class at the Corcoran in Washington, DC.

    Finzi’s art career got its next boost when he was kicked out of the research laboratory at the National Cancer Institute for spending too much of his free time making art. He left the lab to start his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Dermatology department. After completing his residency in 1991, he began pursuing a mixture of painting, sculpture and dermatology. In 2003, Finzi began exhibiting his unique epoxy resin paintings in New York. Since then he has had solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Cologne, Germany.

    Finzi's work was recently selected for Issue #100 of New American Paintings. Sloan Fine Art will exhibit his work at the Scope Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, 2012. His book, “Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Moods and Relationships,” will be published by Palgrave-MacMillan in January, 2013.

    Courtesy Perihelion Arts, Phoenix AZ

  • 11/22/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: There Once Was a Man From Nantucket

    by Jonathan Langfield

    Jonathan Langfield (Fall River, Mass. Feb. 1987)

    There Once Was a Man From Nantucket
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 72 in.

    Courtesy JAG Modern Art, Philadelphia

  • 11/21/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Woman in White Perpetually Turning

    by Kasumi


    Woman In White Perpetually Turning
    23" Monitor Triptych, perpetually looping gif

    Kasumi, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, is an artist working primarily in film. Kasumi has won global acclaim for her experimental films and video performance pieces, receiving, among other awards, the 2010 Vimeo Remix Award, the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival Director’s and Program Staff Citation, the Sapporo International Short Film Festival 1st prize in Experimental film, the Adriano Asti Award, and the Chicago IFP Best Experimental Film award. Kasumi has performed and held large solo installations in settings including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Spooky, Modeselektor, the New York Philharmonic, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, and the creators of Comedy Central's Adult Swim.

    Courtesy Gallery at Gray's, Cleveland OH 

  • 11/20/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Doom Loop #24

    by Tim Biskup

    Tim Biskup

    Doom Loop #24
    acrylic on paper
    12x16 inches



    Courtesy Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan




  • 11/12/13

    Miami New Times Adds Its In to Aqua Art Star Tim Youd's Elmore Leonard Tribute

    by Aqua Art Miami

    It was only a few days ago that Paper Magazine included Tim Youd's Elmore Leonard tribute on its short list of don't miss Arty Parties; now New York's Barometer of With-It has been seconded by Miami New Times, whose Cultist David Rolland got Youd to give up the goods on Get Shorty, as well as previous re-typings of the likes of Henry Miller and Philip K. Dick.
    We suspect these two citings will be but the first of many more to come -- and rightfully so too, for Lord Elmore was one keen wordslinger, and his works deserve to reverberate in perpetuity.
    Go, Tim, Go!  

  • 11/12/13

    Miami New Times Adds Its In to Aqua Art Star Tim Youd's Elmore Leonard Tribute

    by Aqua Art Miami

    It was only a few days ago that Paper Magazine included Tim Youd's Elmore Leonard tribute on its short list of don't miss Arty Parties; now New York's Barometer of With-It has been seconded by Miami New Times, whose Cultist David Rolland got Youd to give up the goods on Get Shorty, as well as previous re-typings of the likes of Henry Miller and Philip K. Dick.
    We suspect these two citings will be but the first of many more to come -- and rightfully so too, for Lord Elmore was one keen wordslinger, and his works deserve to reverberate in perpetuity.
    Go, Tim, Go!  

  • 11/12/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Midlife Crisis

    by David Lyons

    David Lyle

    Midlife Crisis
    Oil on panel, 28 x 36 in / 71.1 x 91.4 cm

    Courtesy of Lyons Wier Music & Audiophile Plus, New York

  • 11/11/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Dark Side of the Moon

    by Tomas Vu

    Tomas Vu

    Dark Side of The Moon
    Mixed media on mylar, mounted on silver panel, encased in plexi frame

    The Artist

    Courtesy LOOC ART, Southampton NY

  • 11/09/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Beneath a Shadow, Under a Doubt

    by Paul Robert Turner

    Paul Robert Turner

    Beneath a Shadow, Under a Doubt
    oil and paper on panel
    42” x 52”, 2012

    Courtesy of AWOL Gallery, Toronto 

  • 11/09/13

    Aqua Art Star Makes Round 3 of Paper Mag's Arty Parties

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Performance Art Star Tim Youd will be performing the late, great Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty throughout Aqua 2013, a tribute so fitting it made round 3 of Paper Magazine's arty parties to hit this year.
    Talk about honoring a Grand Master!

  • 11/09/13

    Aqua Art Star Makes Round 3 of Paper Mag's Arty Parties

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Performance Art Star Tim Youd will be performing the late, great Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty throughout Aqua 2013, a tribute so fitting it made round 3 of Paper Magazine's arty parties to hit this year.
    Talk about honoring a Grand Master!

  • 11/05/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Head with Flower

    by Alejandro Salazar

    Alejandro Salazar

    Head with Flower

    Courtesy of Gallery 300, Santa Rosa CA

  • 11/04/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Untitled Orange "Bounce with me/Artforum"

    by Lisa Liedgren

    Lisa Liedgren

    Untitled Orange "Bounce with me/Artforum" series, 2011
    gouache on paper, 15 x 23 inches

    Courtesy Prole Drift, Seattle

  • 11/01/13

    Aqua Work of the Day: Sorry Reservoir Troopers (Pink)

    by RYCA


    Sorry Reservoir Troopers (Pink)

    Color Silkscreen
    Signed and dated
    22 x 30 inches

    Courtesy Robert Fontaine Gallery, Wynwood 

  • 10/28/13

    Work of the Day: WGM-34340

    by Eric Mack


    10" x 16"
    mixed media on canvas

    Courtesy Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta GA

  • 10/25/13

    Curious Walk

    by Susan Jamison

    Susan Jamison
    Curious Walk
    egg tempera on panel, 72 x 44"

    Courtesy j fergeson gallery, Farmville VA

  • 10/23/13

    ArtSlant's Winning Round 8 for AQUA 13

    by Aqua Art Miami


    The LA-branch of the ever awesome ArtSlant has unveiled its list of Round 8 Winners, and, as you might suspect, the results are, well, awesome.

    You can get a glimpse of what we mean within Art Slant's official announcement; to feel the real deal though, you'll need to be at Aqua 13.

    See you there! 

  • 10/22/13

    Emerging Head

    by Mark Chatterley

    Mark Chatterley

    Emerging Head (USA 1960)
    hand built clay, fired to cone 6, crater glaze

    Courtesy Mayer Fine Art, Norfolk VA

  • 10/19/13

    Work of the Day: Big Fish

    by Marcelo Suaznabar

    Marcelo Suaznabar (Oruro, Bolivia 1970) 

    Mixed media on panel, 28" x 28"
    Courtesy Projects Gallery Miami 

  • 10/17/13

    AMA on Art Miami's Tripling for Art Week

    by Aqua Art Miami

    Art Media Agency provides some advance Miami Art Week hype on Aqua and CONTEXT, the latest additions to the Art Miami family of Fairs.

  • 11/01/12


    by New American Paintings

    In a little over a month people will be flocking to Miami to visit countless art fairs. Everyone has their favorites, based on a countless number of criteria. New American Paintings prides itself on helping expose the work of hundreds of new emerging artists each year. We continue to serve as a publication that allows its readers to discover new artistic talent in each issue. Not surprisingly, we feel a good art fair should also be a place where art-lovers can have that same sense of discovery.

    Our poll question is simple;What is the Best Miami Fair for Emerging Art?Think about which fair consistently gives you that sense of discovery. We have gathered a list of fairs that have been regular attractions during this important week of December. Of these, which one best answers this question?

    Visit the New American Paintings blog