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Featured Poster Artist

Featured Poster Artist

Alexander Mijares

 

2014 Poster Artist

Alexander Mijares

Alexander Mijares has quickly established himself as one of South Florida’s most vibrant and promising talents. A Miami native with Cuban and Spanish roots, the burgeoning artist turns to the colorful energy of both his city and heritage as a great source of inspiration. 

 

In addition to esteemed collaborations with international artists Pez, Desire Obtain Cherish and Kenor, Mijares has headlined profile events during Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Wynwood and ART Santa Fe, as well as participated in prestigious exhibitions in NYC’s Times Square, the Hamptons and Los Angeles, to name a few. He was recently distinguished by Elite Daily as a Top 10 Influential Artist of 2013.

 

This past October, Mijares partnered with the Louis Vuitton Volunteers Project to create a new and inspiring gymnasium mural with the children of Alonzo Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center.  He recently created a series of angel-themed murals promoting hope, optimism and positivity in Haiti.  During Miami Art Week 2013, Mijares unveiled a new collection of work at his pop-up gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.

 

Tapped by several brands for artful collaborations, including SAVEUR Magazine, Heineken, The SLS Hotel and Brioni, Mijares will design the official medals for upcoming 2014 Miami Marathon, becoming the very first ribbon artist to also participate in the race. 

 

Mijares joins the Festival’s selective group of official poster artists that includes such notable favorites as Guy Harvey, Maria Reyes Jones, Jacqueline Roch, Xavier Cortada, Clyde Butcher, Rick Garcia, Lisa Remeny and Romero Britto.

 

According to Mijares, this year’s poster image is a work many years in the making. Titled “La Brisa,” Mijares combines Coconut Grove’s iconic waterfront and lush, tropical canopy with its exciting energy into one rousing medley. Whether it was spent out on the bay or back on land in bars and restaurants, his experience with this one-of-a-kind neighborhood is as colorful as the image itself. Resulting in a breezy tribute to the place he considers his second home.