01 December 2009

photoMiami 2009 Exhibiting Artists

photo MIAMI 2009, December 1 - 6, 2009
3401 North Miami Avenue and NW 34th Street, Miami, Florida
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VERVE Gallery can be visited at Booth 101.

Now in its fourth year, photo MIAMI, the acclaimed contemporary international fair of photo-based art, video, and new media, returns in a new, 30,000 square foot venue at NW 34th Street and North Miami Avenue in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, the fair opens on December 1 with a Gala VIP Invitational Reception.

The fair's new location is strategically positioned in Miami's midtown arts corridor. photo MIAMI is on the main thoroughfare for all of the major satellite fairs in Miami, as well as the Rubell Family Collection and the new warehouse for the Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Collection, which will open that week.

VERVE Gallery will focus on exhibiting women in contemporary photography, representing emerging and established female artists working in all mediums. We intend to expand the recognition of these female artists and add new, lesser-known, as well as desirable artists to the international photographic community of Photo Miami. Works by Susan Burnstine, Brigitte Carnochan, Susan kae Grant, Jane Martin, Beth Moon, Elizabeth Opalenik, Janet Russek, Josephine Sacabo, Jennifer Schlesinger, Maggie Taylor and Nevada Wier will be on view.

Please visit the photoMIAMI website for more information: http://www.photomiami-2009.com


Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Nominated for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography and winner of numerous awards including B&W Magazine?s 2008 Portfolio Spotlight Award.


Carnochan’s painted gelatin silver photographs have been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. A book of her images, Bella Figura: Painted Photographs by Brigitte Carnochan, containing 73 color plates of her work, was published by Modernbook Editions in July 2006. A limited edition monograph with 11 gelatin silver photographs, The Shining Path, was also published in 2006 by 21st Publications. Carnochan was named a Hasselblad Master Photographer for 2003 and her work has recently been featured on covers of Camera Arts and Silvershotz and in Polaroid, Black and White, Studija, and Hasselblad Forum magazines. Three catalogs of her previous work have been published. She teaches photography classes regularly through the Stanford University Continuing Studies program and serves on the advisory council of the Santa Fe Center for Photography.


Susan Kae Grant received a B.S. in 1976 and a MFA in Photography and Book Arts in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Professor and Head of the Photography & Bookmaking Program at Texas Woman's University and teaches workshops annually at the International Center for Photography in New York City. She was the recipient of the "Crystal Apple Teaching Award" from the Society of Photographic Education in 2003 & 2005 and "The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award" from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Grant's photography is in permanent collections of various national museums including the George Eastman House; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Victoria and Albert Museum; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Jane Martin was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Huntington, New York. Before graduating Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta with a B. A. in Studio Art, she was chosen to participate in a study-abroad program in Tours, France under the direction of Erik Koch, former student of and assistant to abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. Immersion in this intensive master-student environment and life in another culture with proximity to European art collections became a watershed in her life. She remained in France for six years, living in the south of France, Lyon, Strasbourg as well as Copenhagen, while painting and traveling to European museums.


Although Beth was a fine art major, she is a self-taught photographer with interests in alternative printing processes. The majority of her work today employs the Mike Ware platinum printing method that she learned while living in England. Beth has exhibited widely in England, France and throughout the U.S. with solo shows in London, San Francisco and Chicago. She has won several awards including the Golden Light Award from the Maine Photographic Workshops and she been published widely in major photographic magazines.


Elizabeth Opalenik’s innovative images using figurative and flower themes have been shown in over sixty international exhibitions, and profiled in most major photographic publications. A sought after teacher/lecturer, she privately leads figure and alternative process workshops in California, Provence, Tuscany, Mexico, Argentina and on barges in Burgundy; she also conducts classes for The Maine Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, The British Guild of Portrait Photographers, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, National Geographic and others. Her work has been profiled in most major photographic publications and most recently she was featured in Zoom Magazine's 30-year anniversary issue.


Alongside her artistic work, Janet Russek is also a private fine art photography dealer in Santa Fe. She and her husband, David Scheinbaum, founded Scheinbaum and Russek, Ltd., in 1980. The company maintains an inventory of contemporary and vintage photographic works, and it exclusively represents the estates of Eliot Porter and of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall.

The couple has collaborated on two books, Ghost Ranch: Land of Light (Balcony Press, 1997), and Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth: The I Ching (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005), which won the American Association of Museums award for design in 2005. Russek was a founding member of the New Mexico Council on Photography, and she has served on the boards of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Her work is part of the permanent collections of several museums, including the New Mexico Museum (Santa Fe), the Bibliotecque Nationale (Paris), and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta).


Sacabo, an internationally acclaimed photographer, has had four books of her own work published including "Une Femme Habitée" in Paris in 1991 by Editions Marval; award winning "Pedro Paramo" in 2002 by the University of Texas Press; "Cante Jondo" in 2002 by 21st Publishing; and “Duino Elegie” in 2005 also by 21st Publishing. Sacabo has had solo shows in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities. Her work has also been widely published in magazines in the United States and Europe, including Camera Arts, B&W Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, ZOOM and others. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art - N.Y.; The Museum of Modern Art - N.Y.; The Art Institute of Chicago; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; The Smithsonian - Washington D.C.; The Library of Congress; The New Orleans Museum of Art; The Wittliff Collection – Austin; The Bibliothèque Nationale – Paris; and La Maison de la Photo – Paris; among others.Joséphine Sacabo has taught highly acclaimed workshops at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles - France and at the Santa Fe Workshops.


Jennifer Schlesinger graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1998 with a B.A. in Photography and Journalism. She was an adjunct professor in the Photography Department at the College of Santa Fe and has taught for many other organizations. She has exhibited widely at regional as well as national venues including the Santa Fe Art Institute, Portland Northwest College of Art, Chelsea Art Museum and the Bridge Art Fair in Chicago. Her work has been published online and in print and is represented in public collections including the Huntington Botanical Art Collections (CA) and The New Mexico Museum of Art. She has received several honors in recognition of her work including a Golden Light Award in Landscape Photography (Maine Photographic Workshop 2005); a nominated finalist for the Willard Van Dyke Grant (NMCP 2005) and the Santa Fe Prize for Photography (Center 2007); and a nominee for the Eliot Porter Fellowship (NMCP 2007). In 2007 she was awarded the CCA Photography Auction Award (Santa Fe 2007). Schlesinger has also held positions in various non-profit arts organizations such as being the Assistant Director of Santa Fe Art Institute (2002-2005). Her work is represented by Wallspace Gallery (Seattle, WA) and Verve Gallery of Photography (Santa Fe). Schlesinger is co-founder of the NM Photography Collective, www.flash-flood.org.


Maggie Taylor was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was awarded her BA degree in Philosophy from Yale University. Her MFA degree in Photography came from the University of Florida. After more than ten years as a still-life photographer, in 1996 she began to use the computer to create her images. Her work is featured in Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams, published by Adobe Press in 2005; and Solutions Beginning with A, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2007. Taylor’s images have been exhibited in one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; The Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL; The Houston Museum of Fine Art, TX; The High Art Museum, Atlanta, GA; and The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA, among others. Taylor lives in Gainesville, Florida.


Nevada Wier was an editorial assignment photographer for magazine such as National Geographic, Smithsonian and many others. In addition to her editorial assignments, Nevada Wier has also been the photographer for various book publications including “The Land of Nine Dragons - Vietnam Today“ (Abbeville Press), winner of the Lowell Thomas Best Travel Book of 1992. She was also the author and photographer of “Adventure Travel Photography” (Amphoto) and a participating photographer in “A Day in the Life of Thailand” (Collins), Planet Vegas (Collins) and “Mother Earth” (Sierra Clubs Books). Ms. Wier has also participated in several television programs involving her travels on assignment with National Geographic including “Through the Lens,” as well as “Canon Photo Safaris” (Outdoor Life Network), and she has been a regular guest on The Travel Channel. She was a speaker for the 2000 nation-wide tour “LIVE...from National Geographic”, and she has participated in numerous other seminars and professional panels.

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