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Capturing the Culture: Miami Art Week on Film

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

It's hard to put into words what the past week has felt like. Football fans have the Superbowl, Designers have Fashion Week, and Artists? We have Art Basel.

Art Gallery with abstract art during Miami Art Basel

My accessory for the week was a Pentax 1000, always locked and loaded. I've been drawn to film a lot this year, because it feels more like pausing time rather than just taking a picture. Here are just a fraction of the moments that made the past week so magical...


December 2nd: Wyn317

I kicked of the festivities by attending the 10 year anniversary party for Wyn317, a gallery designed to spotlight Miami’s unique urban landscape, amplifying up-and-coming and established local artists.

Art Gallery with abstract art during Miami Art Week events

Have you ever looked at a piece of art, and your jaw immediately dropped? That's how I felt looking at this Karl Lagerfeld and his cat cubism piece.

Acrylic cubism painting of Karl Lagerfeld

Another memorable work was this anatomical painting that had two different layers - flesh and bone. Each layer was only fully visible with 3-D glasses... talk about dimension.


"The Kiss III" by INSANE 51

Modern art gallery during Miami Art Basel
Modern art gallery during Miami Art Basel

It's always so fun seeing everyone's personal style, and their take on current fashion trends. Fluffy hats and denim are IN baby!

Fall Fashion trends during Miami Art Week

I met some other dope film photographers this night, got to nerd out about developing, and I learned you process black and white and color film at different temperatures. Maybe I'll start doing it myself in 2024...

Modern art gallery during Miami Art Basel

December 6th + 7th: MUSES

Wednesday and Thursday I was at MUSES, an eCommerce and art installation pop up. Although though it was a work event, it was fun to be there and host the experience.

Painting robot at Miami Art Basel 2023

...Let's just say, I'm not worried about a painting robot coming for my job anytime soon.


December 8th: 444 Studios

One of my favorite creative spaces in Miami is 444 Studios. I mean, how could you not love a venue that has a shark head eating a disco ball?

444 Studios at Miami Art Basel 2023

The meaning of 444 - alignment and guidance has always been very present for me in this space.


444 Studios at Miami Art Basel 2023

There was a portrait artist doing complementary drawings of attendees. One thing I noticed was how fast, yet realistic they were drawing each person's features. Truly an art.

444 Studios at Miami Art Basel 2023

No party is complete without the DJs who make us all dance. The first song of the night? 'Everybody' by Nicki and Uzi, on the same day it dropped.

DJ playing live music at Miami Art Basel 2023

DJ playing live music at Miami Art Basel 2023

Made some new friends! The ladies were showing out. I always gravitate towards people who are vibing high.

Film portrait of Fall Fashion trends during Miami Art Week
Film portrait of Fall Fashion trends during Miami Art Week

There was even a spot to paint outside. Standing there h*gh watching this unfold, I realized I've found the Electric Studios of Miami. Life is crazy.

Community painting event at Miami Art Basel 2023
Community painting event at Miami Art Basel 2023

Community painting event at Miami Art Basel 2023

December 9th: Faena Art

Miami Art Week would not have been complete without a visit to Faena. The giant maze, 'Spaces of Influence' definitely lived up to the hype. Y'all we're right... it was a better experience at night.


'Night at the Museum' core....

Faena Hotel Art Installation

I was using daytime film at night and paid the price for it on these shots. Lesson learned but I was very happy to get to meet up with some of Homegrown Network while they were in town!

Art Community on film during Miami Art Basel
Art Community on film during Miami Art Basel

We ended the night at a gallery on Lincoln Road, with a mix of painting and sculpture art, and of course, dancing.

Modern art gallery during Miami Art Basel
Art Community on film during Miami Art Basel

December 10th: Wynwood Adventures

By Sunday, I was ready for a calm day exploring on my own. I went over to Wynwood to check out some of the pop up exhibits and activations.

Museum of Graffiti during Miami Art Basel 2023

This exhibit was representing New York artists, but if you follow graff culture, you could probably tell that from the mailbox. Thank god for getting one of the last spots on here, because that's where I was born.

Museum of Graffiti tagged car during Miami Art Basel 2023

I went to a sticker bomber event at the Museum of Graffiti, and had no idea what to expect, other than giving out all the SOULS I had left.

LOST SOULS sticker

There were 2 cars completely tagged. Well... almost complete. I had one of those "I love being an artist" moment, standing there in awe watching people come up and leave their mark.

Museum of Graffiti tagged car during Miami Art Basel 2023
Graffiti artists tagging a car during Miami Art Basel 2023
Graffiti artists tagging a car during Miami Art Basel 2023

Street art is a very male dominated space, and there are a lot of moments when I'm one of few women in the room. I don't shy away from these experiences, and have made some true friends through being a part of the culture.

Graffiti artists tagging a car during Miami Art Basel 2023

People were even helping me reach spots I couldn't! Real af

Graffiti artists tagging a car during Miami Art Basel 2023
Graffiti artists tagging a car during Miami Art Basel 2023

Reflecting...

This year, I was excited to just be there for Art Week and get to share the message of the SOULS. I'm right in the beginning stages of a new series, and I'm glad I didn't pressure myself to submit work that wasn't my absolute best.


Getting to meet people who wake up every day knowing they are meant to be an artist... that's what it's all about. I'm grateful for all of those moments where I felt inspired, joyful, and authentically myself. Until next year!



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