April 28th - June 16th, 2013
Karen Rifas was born in Chicago and lives and works in Miami. She received her MFA from the University of Miami and has taught at many institutions including New World School of the Arts. Rifas has an extensive exhibition record in Brazil, Republic of Panama, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, New York, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. She was awarded Florida Visual Arts and South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships and her work is in the collections of Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale and Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Her work is on permanent view on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Sea and the Florida Department of Transportation, Miami.
Kerry Phillips has shown extensively in Miami including projects with Bridge Red Studios, Locust Projects, the Miami Art Museum, the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood & the Girls' Club Collection. In 2010 she won Best in Show at the Boca Raton Museum of Art's annual All Florida juried exhibition. She has received other grants for her art making from public and private organizations as well as residencies and shows in Vermont, New York, North Carolina, Berlin, Krakow and France. Phillips lives and works in Miami with her dog, Tonta, who is, a little bit.