Prizm Art Fair
Yvette N. Harris
Inaugural Edition of Prizm Art Fair Launches Featuring Artists
Representing the African Diaspora and Emerging Markets at Marquis Miami on December 5-8, 2013
Miami, Fl- A talented collective of established and emerging artists from locales as varied as the Democratic Republic of Congo to Washington D.C. will showcase contemporary art at the inaugural blockbuster Prizm Art Fair to be held December 5-8, 2013 at the Marquis Miami (1100 Biscayne Blvd, downtown Miami). The opening night reception will take place on December 5th from 11pm-2am and is open to the public. Admission is free. Prizm Art Fair is a collaborative effort between, Mikhaile Solomon, designer and arts advocate who is the founder of Prizm Art Fair and Marie Vickles, an independent curator, arts educator, and artist based in South Florida. Salient works presented will highlight the diversity evident in contemporary visual art practices including painting, sculpture and mixed media installations. The goal of Prizm Art Fair during Art Basel week is to showcase a diverse group of artists who reflect the depth of talent in emerging markets adding to the caliber of artists represented in South Florida. Ms. Solomon and Ms. Vickles are two women committed to creating a platform to ensure that Prizm Art Fair provides opportunities for artists of the African Diaspora, emerging markets and those inspired by the Diaspora within one of the biggest art destination events in the country.
Curator and Creative Director of the Fair, Marie Vickles, states that“Prizm Art Fair is presenting a new aesthetic inspired by varied forms of traditional art-making paired with contemporary techniques and technology, which is the essence of creativity meeting spirituality in the purest sense of holistic creation. Artists will present work that will inspire and challenge the notions of what the African Diaspora and emerging art markets are creating in a ‘stream-of-consciousness’ beyond the mainstream. Both the serious collector and new-comer should expect a refreshing experience.”
Prizm Art Fair will feature the works of some of the most talented local and international artists of color and galleries including: Lerone Wilon, Amber Robles-Gordon, Addonis Parker, T. Eliott Mansa, Bayunga Kialeuka, Asser Saint-Val, Jerome Soimaud, Gallery Guichard: National Curator for the Bombay Sapphire Series and Yeelen Gallery. The select artists are actively engaged in perpetuating Miami’s growth as a cultural hub or are truly redefining their world by bringing into focus socio-political and cultural issues pertinent to the people of African descent in our global community.
"We're really excited about the submissions we've received from local, national and international artists. We're looking forward showcasing an exceptional group of exhibiting artists and galleries from the African Diaspora. We are deeply thankful for the support of Marquis Miami, Frank Frazier, Ms. Deborah Shelton Tynes, Minna Dunn and all of our sponsors for their unwavering support and belief in our project”, states Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director of Prizm.
PRIZM is the producer of a cutting-edge art fair that is multidisciplinary in scope. Our goal is to expand the spectrum of international artists from the African Diaspora and emerging markets at one of the most prestigious art festivals in the world. PRIZM is the producer of a cutting-edge art fair that is multidisciplinary in scope. As a Miami – based art fair workshops and special events will be organized throughout the year to advance the careers of local and regional artists.