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Vanessa Lustig

Vanessa Lustig is a multidisciplinary artist based in South Florida working in photography, fiber/textile interventions, and embedded textiles. In her practice she explores changes in human, more-than-human, and cultural landscapes as spaces where subconscious change, awareness, and introspection can generate minimal experiences of co-creation: embodied intuition, affect, and gesture. She is currently an MFA candidate […]

Susana Behar

Photo credit: Photo by Yamila Images, courtesy of HistoryMiami Museum.

Susana Behar is a Miami based singer with a distinct Jewish, Cuban and Venezuelan heritage. Her main interest is in the diversity of traditional music and its dynamic character, as well as its relation to history, culture and storytelling. In 2015, Susana received the Individual Artist Fellowship Award in the Folk and Traditional Arts by […]

Pangea Kali Virga

Pangea Kali Virga is a sustainable fiber artist, educator, designer, and event producer using upcycled materials and zero waste practices. Since embarking on an arts career, she has produced experimental narrative works for MOCA,Vizcaya Museum, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City Museum, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and more. As an arts educator she has instructed over […]

Noreen Morelli

Noreen Morelli is a mixed media artist working in the Miami area for the last 40 years. She has taught art in various locations including the Miami Art Center, the Hollywood Art Center, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, and Dade County Public Schools. Her work is highly influenced by nature, collecting natural materials to form sculptures early […]

Nicole Pedraza

Nicole Pedraza is a movement artist born and raised in Miami, FL. After earning her BFA from New World School of the Arts, Nicole premiered a contemporary dance work at the Perez Art Museum as part of Miami Dance Makers 2021. In July of 2022, Nicole was one of nineteen artists in Miami selected for […]

Michelle Grant Murray

Michelle Grant-Murray is an author, choreographer, performer, Founder, and Artistic Director of Olujimi Dance Theatre/Dance Collective, The Black Artist Black Artist Talk. Artistry In Rhythm Dance Conference and author of Beyond The Surface: An Inclusive American Dance History. She is Co-founder of the Florida Black Dance Artists Organization and a two-time recipient of the Artist […]

Meg Wallace

Meg Wallace is an interdisciplinary artist, specializing in painting. A native of Miami, she uses vibrant abstractions to visually communicate the underlying interconnectedness of our emotional lives with the natural world. Meg found inspiration in the mangrove forests at the Deering Estate while working on an exhibition at the property. Her latest work, “Mother Mangroves” […]

Marlon Johnson

Marlon is an eleven-time Emmy award-winning producer and director. He has produced award-winning documentary films exploring music, social and cultural issues.

Lisa Sullivan

Lisa Sullivan is a proud Miami native, current Deering Estate member, writer and longtime fan of the estate. She has traveled to many beautiful places in the world but when first visiting the property years ago she felt the Deering Estate was a place and a home of belonging.

Liene Bosquê

Liene Bosquê’s installations, sculptures, site-specific projects, as well as social engaged practice works have been exhibited in museums and galleries In the United States at MoMA PS1 in New York, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami, among other places internationally. In 2019 Bosquê received the Ellies Creator Award […]

Lee Pivnik

Lee Pivnik is a Miami-based artist, working predominantly in sculpture, video and social practice. His work takes inspiration from living systems and other species to imagine a future based on mutualistic relationships instead of extractive economies. Pivnik has been an artist in residence at Biosphere 2 and Atlantic Center for the Arts. He has been […]