Exhibitor listing

Simons Gallery

E-mail address : simonsartgallery@gmail.com
Website :http://www.thesimonsgallery.com

ABOUT

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Claudia Ammirata  (+)

    Biography : Photographer and artist Claudia Ammirata was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Studied photography and drawing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She continues to learn new techniques in digital photography in Miami, Florida, where she resides. Claudia finds pleasure in using photography as a vehicle for self-expression. In her work, there is a vision of beauty and meaning in life that is ever-changing and continually expanding. This vision is shaped by present experiences, places she has lived in, struggles she has overcome and triumphs she has achieved. It’s a reflection of the little things Claudia sees or feels daily, from an inspiring melody to the subtle delicacy of a flower or a dream, that remain engraved in her mind and become part of her work. She is the author of “Ephemeral Beauty” a photography book that uses flowers as the conduit to interpret the metaphor of life.

    Exhibition : Art Palm Beach 2018, Art Media Gallery 2017, Pecha Kucha Miami 2017, Miami Twist 2016, Miami Biennale Art Gallery auction 2016, -The Hot Spot show Curator's Voice Art projects 2015, -The Hardline show 2015, Scope Miami 2014, Artecho "Photography Masters and shooting stars" Art Basel Miami 2014, -Artists and Art juried show 2014.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Claudia  Ammirata - Passion

      Passion

    •  Claudia  Ammirata - Extasis

      Extasis

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  • Leonor Anthony  (+)

    Biography : Leonor Anthony is a Cuban-born multidisciplinary artist and activist based in Miami, Florida, with studios in Wynwood, Miami, The Hague, and Brooklyn. She is an accredited scholar, photographer and published author. Anthony is world-renowned for her provocative and subversive art, and using her work as a vehicle for activism and social engagement. Anthony’s most recent high profile exhibitions have been Jazz, A Love Supreme during Art New York 2018, The 57th Venice Biennale 2017, and two prestigious artist residencies - in Italy in February , culminating with an opening exhibit during Milan Fashion Week 2018, and in Orquevaux, France. Her work is now in the permanent collection of the Chateau d’Orquevaux.

    Exhibition : Art New York
    Pier 94, New York, May 2018

    Espinasse31, Art F***s Fashion, during Milan Fashion Week 2018
    Milan, Italy, February 22nd - April 19th 2018

    CONTEXT Art Miami
    Downtown Miami, Florida, Miami Art Week 2018

    Personal Structures, Open Borders
    European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, May 13th – November 26th, 2017
    Venice Biennale 2017

    Singularities
    Florida International University, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami, Florida, April 2017

    Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel Week 2016
    Miami Beach, Florida, December 2016

    MACVA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valencia
    Valencia, Venezuela

    Contemporaries at Uffizi
    Florence, Italy, November 2016

    Nestgen Ecological Biennale Project
    Florida International University, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami, Florida
    November 8th – December 10th, 2016

    Art Expo New York
    New York, New York, April 2016

    Leonardo Da Vinci Award, The Universal Artist
    Borghese Palace, Florence, Italy – January 2016

    Spectrum Miami, Art Basel Week 2015
    Miami, Florida – December 2015

    Le Carrousel du Louvre 2015
    Paris, France, October – November 2015

    Exposure Award, Musée du Louvre
    Paris, France, July 2015

    Expo Milano 2015 International Contemporary Art
    Milan, Italy, June – August 2015

    Da Caravaggio ai Nostri Giorni
    Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy, May 2015

    Premio Gulielmo II 2015
    Citta di Monreale, Italy, March 2015

    Biennale of Palermo
    Palermo, Sicily, January 2015

    Biennale of Paris
    Paris, France, December 2014

    NestGen Ecological Biennale Project
    Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida, November – December 2014

    Le Carrousel du Louvre 2014
    Paris, France, October 2014

    Seoul Open Art Fair
    Seoul, South Korea, May 2014

    Synergy, A Grass Roots Artistic Populist Movement
    Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, May 2014

    Earth & Water: Our Planet, Our Life Exhibit
    Florida International University, April 2014

    Galerie Thullier
    Paris, France, March 2014

    Transition/Verity, Solo Show
    Miami Beach, Florida,

    Detailed Description : At the age of three, barely able to hold a pencil, I started drawing. And then I never stopped. I have been expressing myself through art my entire life. When I was five years old, my family left Cuba, commencing a lifetime of migration and hyphenation. This feeling of impermanence and non-identity, at home everywhere but not fully belonging anywhere became my way of life. This dichotomy of melancholy and ease, radical yet classical, underlies all my creations. All my work carries a message- social justice, equality, spirituality, intellect; my innate and passionate need to express inarticulate feelings. I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go since creation can happen anywhere. Sometimes these ideas stay in the notebook for years, and they almost always become reality. I start preparing mentally to work much before I actually begin. I commence with a clear idea of the message and the overall feeling of the piece. Throughout the night, my mind begins the work and often new ideas form in my sleep, expanding on the original thought. I start working very early in the morning, with my mind at peace and fresh, dressed entirely in black. As a priest prepares for mass, I prepare to work. I start the music, which is classical adagios and always the same, and within minutes I no longer exist in this world. I do not hear anything and I don’t stop until either the work or my physical being demands it. I work completely alone, in the silence of my mind. I am an artist because I breathe. I pour myself entirely on the work until there is nothing left of me, yet when I “return”, I am reborn. I hope to my last day to have paint on my face and hands, to be able to smell the peculiar smell of the oils and my eyes to see color that surrounds me, inside and out. The impetus of my work is my need to communicate and share a common human experience. I talk, feel and hopefully touch, through art. My work is my word and my truth.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Leonor Anthony - Indelible in the Hippocampus

      Indelible in the Hippocampus

    • Leonor Anthony - Trophy Wives

      Trophy Wives

    • Leonor Anthony - Jazz, A Love Supreme

      Jazz, A Love Supreme

    • Leonor Anthony - Grazie Arigo

      Grazie Arigo

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  • Daria Cipriani  (+)

    Biography : Daria Cipriani was born in Tuscany, Italy and she now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Her love affair with the lens started at 19 when she boarded her first ship as a Merchant Marine officer, carrying a sextant and a small camera. As she crossed the oceans the camera became her constant companion, documenting her experience. Today she continues to travel worldwide as a professional photographer. She is internationally known for her images of people, their struggles and moments of joy; their interactions with their immediate societies and surroundings. For the past three years Daria Cipriani has been engaged on a project with the Canadian First Nations native peoples, documenting their culture and their deep and abiding connection with nature, which are depicted in her latest works. The images shown in this exhibit have been inspired by the Haida Gwaii islands and the Haida people, their totem poles and what they represent, their symbolism and the stories embedded within them. Cipriani’s published books of photography include: The Journey Home, a story about First Nations children and their residential school; Paris — La Strada; New York — Connect and Disconnect; The Colors of Cuba; and A Soul Journey of India. Daria Cipriani is represented by Simons Gallery (The Netherlands, Miami, Mexico City) and has exhibited twice in Art Basel Week Miami, at Spectrum 2015, and Aqua Art Miami in 2016, at New York Art-Expo in April 2017 and at Context Art Miami in December 2017 . Her work is included in the permanent art collection of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, housed at the FIU Honors College.

    Detailed Description : Travel and photography have been constant elements of my life. Traveling satisfies a primitive call to explore, a need to go beyond my own fears, to reach out to and communicate with people and nature, and to feel part of my own surroundings. Photography is a means, a formal language with no boundaries. As Salgado says, "it is an aesthetic way to communicate". To photograph is to establish a connection by engaging eyes, heart and mind in order to fix a vision, an emotion, a ''something'' that represents a split second of life suspended in the eternity of time. Those seconds make our story, translated into images. My composite Oltre — Immaginifico (Something Else: A World Imagined) represents an effort to go beyond reality and create harmony through layering several images, combining actuality and vision, an oneiric world inspired by love of humanity, by beauty and by hope.

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  • Jon Gilchirst  (+)

    Biography : Jon Gilchrist is a self-taught abstract artist born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. I’ve grown up around art – from performance art, to acting, to poetry, to painting. My work reflects that involvement and evolution – that growth. Each of my artistic expressions created amazing opportunities for me to push my boundaries, take chances, and work beyond my comfort zones. My Mother is a major motivation and inspiration in my art. And while she is no longer here, her words of encouragement and honesty live on. And those words fuel me to spread out and move onward. And so I paint – with my heart, with my spirits, with her memory. So, every time I grab a brush and a canvas, I take chances – push myself to truly live my art.

    Detailed Description : My work symbolizes moments where words and feelings and thoughts and possibilities intersect. And the energy that spawns from that intersection inspires me to reflect how it resonates with me with on canvas. I draw from my own personal history and experiences regarding triumphs and heartbreaks and denials and fortitude, along with my empathy for the world around me to create what I visualize. That empathy extends from the emotions that underscore the challenges we face as people, races, genders, and ethnicities – and the hope I have that we can all overcome those challenges. I combine colors and textures in uncommon ways. Positioning these combinations in a manner that demonstrates energy and movement. I use brush strokes and pressure as a way to convey nuance and subtlety. I also employ other objects, like hair combs and various palette knives, to communicate various thoughts in my work. I layer my work upon various textured substances in an unstructured manner, as a reflection of the emotions I’m conveying.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jon Gilchirst - What Was Meant For Us

      What Was Meant For Us

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  • Francisco Masó  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Francisco Masó - Taken Aback

      Taken Aback

    •  Francisco Masó - Abduction

      Abduction

    •  Francisco Masó - Solitude

      Solitude

    •  Francisco Masó - Fists

      Fists

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  • Alessandro Painsi  (+)

    Biography : Alessandro Painsi is an Austrian-born artist currently residing in Denmark. After being accepted into the biggest art studio for emerging artists in Denmark, he has become well known for his deeply emotional and experimental art. He is constantly working with different materials: linen, cotton, wood, glass, mirror, metal, and more. He has exhibited in and out of Europe, alongside some of the most prestigious artists from Austria. He will be auctioning off his work this June with the Dorotheum Vienna, and is planning his first museum show in Austria for 2019.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Alessandro Painsi - K

      K

    •  Alessandro Painsi - Once

      Once

    •  Alessandro Painsi - Mulle

      Mulle

    •  Alessandro Painsi - N/A

      N/A

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  • Roberto Polillo  (+)

    Biography : Born in Milan in 1946, Roberto lives between his native city, Rome and Miami. In the 1960s he photographed over a hundred jazz concerts, building up a complete gallery of portraits of the most important jazz musicians of the period. These images have been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions, and used for magazines, books, CD sleeves, and have been collected in his photographic book "Swing, Bop & Free" (2006), which presents over 100 portraits of jazz icons of the 1960s. A permanent exhibition of his jazz images is on display at the Academy of Jazz in Siena. In the early 1970s, Roberto decided to hang up his camera and embark on a completely different career, as both an entrepreneur in the computer software business and a university professor. From the early 2000’s he took up his camera again, exploring new different languages for travel art photography. Roberto’s primary objective is now to capture the genius loci of cities and countries. He goes in search of the souls of the cities of the world with his camera. And so was born "Impressions of the World", an artistic adventure that began more than a decade ago and led him to more than 25 Countries, from Italy, Middle and Far East and to Central and North America. In his quest around the world, Roberto encounters cities of yesterday and cities of tomorrow. He investigates their different souls and relationships with their inhabitants, and exposes them in his particular artistic language. Roberto's book "Visions of Venice" (Skira, 2016) and "Future & The City" (Fiameni, 2017) are a first documentation of this work.

    Exhibition : Art New York
    Pier 94, New York, May 2018

    CONTEXT Art Miami
    Miami Art Week. December 2017

    Visions Of Venice
    Galerie 111, Paris. November - December 2017

    Future & The City,
    Trieste Photo Days, Trieste, Italy. October - November 2017

    Future City
    Bocconi University, Milano, Italy. February - September 2017

    Jazz Icons: Collection for the Centennial of Jazz
    MIA Photo Fair, Milano (Italy). March 2017

    Un secolo di jazz, la creatività estemporanea
    Centro Culturale Chiasso (Switzerland). March - April 2017

    Three exhibitions: Jazz Icons, Visions of Venice, Future City.
    VAP Venice Art Projects. Venice (Italy). May – June 2017

    Towers of Miami
    SorianoImmagine2017, Soriano nel Cimino (Italy). July -August 2017

    Adentro y Afuera el Jazz (with Roberto Cifarelli),
    San Sebastian Art Fair, San Sebastian (Spain). July 2017

    Swing, Bop & Free
    BASE, Milano (Italy). November 2016

    Visions of Venice
    Fondazione Stelline, Milano (Italy). October - November 2017

    Towers of Miami
    MIA Fair 2016. Milano (Italy). April - May 2016

    Visions of Venice
    Tre Oci, Venezia (Italy). January - March 2016

    Impressions of Venice and Jazz 60
    MIA Fair 2015, Milano (Italy). April 2015

    Jazz ’60
    Anteo Spazio Cinema, Milano (Italy). February – March 2012

    Jazz ‘60/Street Art
    The Don Gallery, Milano (Italy). May 2012

    Il Jazz tra Europa e America
    Biblioteca Cantonale, Lugano (Switzerland). January – April 2011

    Jazz ’60
    Auditorium, Milano (Italy). October 2011

    Jazz ’60
    All You Need Is Photography Photo Festival, Milano (Italy). December 2010 – February 2011

    Swing, Bop & Free
    Chiostro di S.Francesco, Sorrento (Italy). August – September 2009

    Swing, Bop & Free
    FNAC Galleries, Verona, Napoli, Rome, Torino, Genova (Italy), 2007 –2008

    Swing, Bop & Free: Jazz of the Sixties
    Cortile del Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (Italy). July – August 2007

    Stasera Jazz
    Fondazione Siena Jazz, Siena (Italy). 2003 – now (permanent exhibition)

    I giganti del jazz (with R.Schwamenthal)
    C

    Detailed Description : Context Art Miami 2018 presents a selection from Roberto Polillo's series of "Jazz Icons", captured in the '60s, and a selection from his series "Beat of New York" (2016) and "Beat of Havana", (2016-2017), two paradigmatic cities, in which past, present and future are intertwined. Roberto's work has been presented for the first time in the USA at Context Miami 2017 (Impressions of the World) and Context Art New York 2018 (Jazz).

    Artist's Objects:

    • Roberto Polillo - Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)

      Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)

    • Roberto Polillo - Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)

      Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)

    • Roberto Polillo - Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)

      Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)

    • Roberto Polillo - Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)

      Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)

    • Roberto Polillo - John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)

      John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)

    • Roberto Polillo - Nina Simone (Milano, 1968)

      Nina Simone (Milano, 1968)

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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Extasis -  Claudia  Ammirata

Claudia Ammirata

Extasis

Plexi glass, 30 x 42
Edition 1/5

Passion -  Claudia  Ammirata

Claudia Ammirata

Passion

Archival Fine Art Velvet Cotton Rag Paper
Mounted in a wood box, 35 x 35
Edition 1/5

N/A -  Alessandro Painsi

Alessandro Painsi

N/A

9 x 13 in
Mixed Media on Raw Canvas

Mulle -  Alessandro Painsi

Alessandro Painsi

Mulle

9 x 7 in
Mixed Media on Raw Canvas

Once -  Alessandro Painsi

Alessandro Painsi

Once

16 x 13 in
Mixed Media on Raw Canvas

K -  Alessandro Painsi

Alessandro Painsi

K

11 x 12.5 in
Mixed Media on Raw Canvas

Nina Simone (Milano, 1968) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Nina Simone (Milano, 1968)

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)
40 x 30 cm (15,7 x 11,8 in)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Grazie Arigo - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Grazie Arigo

Mixed Media on Wood Panel
60' H x 30' W
2019

Fists -  Francisco Masó

Francisco Masó

Fists

48 x 36 in
2018
Analog Photography

Solitude -  Francisco Masó

Francisco Masó

Solitude

36 x 48 in
2018
Analog Photography

Abduction -  Francisco Masó

Francisco Masó

Abduction

36 x 48 in
2018
Analog Photography

Taken Aback -  Francisco Masó

Francisco Masó

Taken Aback

36 x 48 in
2018
Analog Photography

What Was Meant For Us - Jon Gilchirst

Jon Gilchirst

What Was Meant For Us

48x36
Acrylic
2019

Jazz, A Love Supreme - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Jazz, A Love Supreme

2018
60' H x 32' W
Mixed media on wood panel

Trophy Wives - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Trophy Wives

2019
Sculpture
4ft W x 46' H x 21' Deep

Indelible in the Hippocampus - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony

Indelible in the Hippocampus

2018
Mixed Media
39' W x 63' H

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Ella Fitzgerald (Milano, 1968)
40 x 30 cm (15,7 x 11,8 in)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Thelonius Monk (Milano, 1964)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Duke Ellington (Milano, 1966)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967), Photography, Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)
cm 30 x 45 (11,8 x 17,7 cm)
Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Edition of 30 + 3 AP (various sizes)