MARIAVELIA SAVINO/CHIEF CURATOR
An Curator and Architect , Savino’s impressive resume encompasses a wide spectrum of expertly curated exhibitions that have presented international artists in their diverse dimensions at well known sites such as: the Imperial Palace Archives in Beijing, China; MoLAA, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA; the Historical Society of Washington D.C., presenting the exhibit, “International Holiday Traditions”, organized by the National Museum of Catholic Art and Library.
At the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, she curated “Geometric Why Not?” and “New Art as Universal Language.” She was also guest curator of Jesus Soto’s, “The Universality of the Immaterial”, at MoLAA, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA; and acted as the museum’s East Coast consultant.
In Feb. 2016, Mariavelia was a Juror for the exhibition, “Making NEW Impressions”, at the Florida National Heritage Bonnet House Museum & Gardens; and in March 2016 she was the Judge for the Live Timed Art Creation Event, “Quick Draw” at the Hollywood Arts Park by invitation of the Broward Art Guild.
During Art Basel Miami 2015, she presented the exhibition, “Nature through the Artist’s Eye”. In February 2015 she curated, “From Enlightenment to Light”, at the Miami Country Day School Art Gallery; and during Art Basel Miami 2011, “Travelers in Time” by Lluis Barba, at the Center for Visual Communication in Wynwood. Her project, “African Influence in the Art of the Americas” opened in the Wynwood Art District, during Arte-Americas 2009, followed by talks in the U.S. and abroad.
From 2006-2015, Savino has curated exhibitions in many of the Art Basel Miami Week fairs; as well as been the gallery owner of G&S Alternative Space in Hollywood, Florida; her range of expertise extends to teaching, lecturing and writing. She has received numerous awards and recognition.
She is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian – with an understanding of French and Latin – a definite perk for the international cast of artists that regularly exhibit and are represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA.
RICHARD TOOKE/INVITED CURATOR
Richard L. Tooke, Former Curator of Fundraising Exhibitions for the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and Active Member of the Friends of Arts. Mr. Tooke brings his thirty years experience in the field of Photography where he was Director of Rights and Reproductions at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York. With an extensive Art Collection comprised of established artists he continually searches out exciting new emerging artists from around the world .His belief is to support young artists who have devoted themselves to creating original viewpoints of the world, which then enrich our lives. Mr. Tooke served as curator during “Cosmic Connections” Juried Exhibition presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA at Concept Fair/Art Basel Week 2014.