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Miami, FL | Painting | Drawing | Collage

What does it mean to live a life in art?  My experience making art started as a child sitting on the kitchen floor with paper and crayons. This beginning has led me to places I'd never imagined. I'm currently an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex and an art education specialist at a Miami museum. Art allows people to communicate thoughts and feelings that can't find form otherwise. Art surprises, makes us see in a new way, cultivates empathy, and inspires us. In writing for xzib, share the art made in Miami that needs attention.

This international city has a unique art community. I moved here from the Northeast in 2017 to become a part of it. Here artists support each other and exchange ideas, many also curate. There are key people who are working full force to help artists achieve their full potential. Leaders in museums, galleries, boards, non-profit art spaces, and artist residencies meet together. They elevate the city's culture because the arts enrich everyone. The art marketplace can empower artists with the resources to make their work. It can also cloud what's important. I write about that has genuine artistic value in my eyes.

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Nicole's art exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017, 2013, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 1999 Bowery Gallery | NY, NY
2011 AS220 | Providence, RI
2005 Rochester Contemporary | Rochester, NY

Group Exhibitions

2022 Artists Open Miami | Miami-Dade County Open Studios
2022 Art & Stroll | Business for the Arts Broward | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2022 Taplin Gallery | Miami, FL | curated by Mark Runge
2021 Viewpoints | Audrey Love Gallery | Miami, FL | curated by Eduard Duval Carrie and Laura Novoa 2021  Portfolio Series | Coral Gables Museum | Coral Gables, FL 2022  Bowery Gallery, At Home in the Studio | NY, NY 2020 Amerant Bank, Women in the Arts, Coral Gables, FL curated by Espacio Visible 2019 Between the Legible and the Opaque: Approaches to an Ideal in Place | curated by Adler Guerrier | Bakehouse Art Complex | Miami, FL
2019 Material Abstraction | Flow 305 Gallery | Miami, FL
2019 Nat. Juried Painting Exhibition | Univ. of Southern MS | curated by Bill Scott 2019 50th Anniv. Exhibition | Bowery Gallery | NY, NY
2019 Artists Open Miami | Miami-Dade County Open Studios
2018 Art Basel Studio Tour | Bakehouse Art Complex | Miami, FL
2018 Frank Contemporaries Gallery | Pembroke Pines, FL
2018 Bakehouse Artists | Audrey Love Gallery | Curator Danielle Damas | Miami, FL
2018 Bedrock: Paintings by Nicole Maynard-Sahar and Jason Aponte | Bakehouse Art Complex | Miami, FL
2018 New Work | Bakehouse Art Complex | Miami, FL
2017 Pinta Contemporary Art Fair | Miami, FL
2017 Art Basel Studio Tour | Bakehouse Art Complex | Miami, FL
2016 Three Painters | Fountain Street Gallery | Framingham, MA 2016 Adjacent Realities | Concord Art Association | Concord, MA 2015 Curious Encounters | Gallery 51 | North Adams, MA | Jurors: Denise Markonish, Curator at Mass. MoCAJay Clark, Curator Clark Art Institute
2014 Serious Play | Mass. College of Art & Design | Boston, MA

Nicole's artist statment 

“I use color and paint to depict otherworldly places on the edge.” 

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Nicole Maynard-Sahar earned a BFA with majors in Painting and Art Education from MA College of Art and Design and a MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, in what is essentially an American/New York painting tradition. Moving to Miami in 2017 threw this background into relief; her art continues to evolve, being inspired and challenged by her colleagues in Miami’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Born in 1971, as a child Maynard-Sahar spent a lot of time alone reading, drawing, watching television, thinking and observing. She became an artist because of her uncle, a painter and fashion model who passed on a life-long passion for art and art mentorship. Examples of many formative experiences included seeing him paint a mural in the kitchen when she was six and the gift of her first oil paint set. His career in fashion brought him to Miami, where he died of AIDS in 1987. Nicole Maynard-Sahar is an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. 

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