Calendar: Museum Circle ARTrek: Studio Visits

Event Description

Friends and above members are invited to visit the studios of three Miami-based contemporary artists Sandra Ramos, Mike Rivamonte, and Troy Simmons.

About Mike Rivamonte
"I gather rare antique objects from all over the world. I carefully assemble them to make whimsical creations. Screws and bolts are hidden so the objects fit naturally.

The final pieces appear to have a life of their own." - Rivamonte

About Sandra Ramos
Through a compelling visual dialogue, Sandra Ramos has gained an international reputation by expressing her personal relationship regarding political and social realities in Cuba and around the world. In her work she uses a wide range of materials and techniques as engraving, painting, video and installation. References to familiar characters from literature, history and folklore are found in her art were she uses these wisely to make critical statements related to the context of her life & artwork.

Ramos studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Art Academy and The Superior Institute of Art, (ISA) both in Havana. She has exhibited extensively for over twenty years at venues that include: The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Lowe Art Museum UM, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Rubin Museum of Art, NY; Kunsthalle Rostock; ASU Art Museum, Venice Biennial Cuban Pavilion; Havana Biennial; Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana; The Jewish Museum, NY; American University Museum, Washington; MOMA, NY; BronxMuseum, NY; Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London; Tampa Museum of Fine Arts, FL; Fuchu Museum, Tokyo. Accola Griefen Gallery, NY; Childs Gallery, Boston; Nina Menocal Gallery, Noire Gallery,Turin; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana.etc

Her work is in the collections of the MOMA, NY; The MFA, Boston; The San Diego Museum of Art; PAMM Museum, Miami; The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, The Pizzuti Collection; 21c Museum Hotel. Collection, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.TBA21.Vienna, among others worldwide. Sandra Ramos was a professor at Higher Institute of Art in Havana. Cuba. S

About Troy Simmons
Troy Simmons was born in Texas and lives in Miami, FL. He has an educational background in Environmental Science and Architecture. Simmons’ currently works as a full-time artist with two studios in the Wynwood Art District of Miami. His work is represented by JanKossen Contemporary with locations in Switzerland, Italy and New York. Simmons’ work is held in collections throughout the United States, with private collectors in Peru, London, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Switzerland and Russia.