Scope Miami Beach Pavilion
801 Ocean Drive
December 6 – 10, 2017
11 am – 8 pm
Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to announce its programming for Scope Miami Beach, a presentation in booth F01 featuring selected works by Diana Carolina Lopez, Ian Berry, Jeremy Geddes, Jim Salvati, Josh Tiessen, Julia Ibbini, Kevin Cyr, Kip Omolade, Mab Graves, Prefab77 and Ronald Gonzalez.
Diana Carolina Lopez was born 1982 in Mexico City, where she is currently based. In 2006, she graduated with a degree in graphic design from the University of Valle de México in Querétaro and went on to study drawing and painting at the Institute of Arts and Crafts of Querétaro. Lopez had her debut solo exhibition in 2015 at Stations in Virtue (Mexico). In 2017, she was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, for which she received an honorable mention.
Ian Berry is a British born artist currently based in Sweden. He creates artwork solely from denim; re-using jeans, jackets, and other denim clothing to create portraits, urbanscapes and other unique works. In 2013, Berry was named as one of Art Business News “30 under 30” influential artists in the world. He’s worked with The Estate of James Dean and the James Dean Gallery to create a mural for Dean’s hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. Berry has been featured on international TV shows including BBC Breakfast, ITV London News show London Tonight, RTP Portugal show Casa das Artes, and Sweden’s national TV4 morning show.
Jeremy Geddes was born in 1974 in Wellington, New Zealand and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He studied painting at The University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, receiving a BFA in 1995 and an MFA in 1997.
Jim Salvati was born in 1975 and has spent his entire life in Southern California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he currently teaches. Along with his fine art career, Salvati works in the film industry as a Visual Concept Designer and Cinematic Artist and is in a select group of painters for Disney Fine Art. He’s responsible for many of the finished paintings in the Harry Potter film series. His collectors include Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Fox Pictures and Radio City Music Hall. In 2017, Salvati was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, for which he received an honorable mention.
Josh Tiessen is an international award-winning artist from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada and was named one of the world’s top ten prodigy artists by the Huffington Post. He was juried in as the youngest member of the International Guild of Realism and has been featured in over 90 exhibitions at the young age of twenty-two. In 2017, he was named the first place winner of Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist. His debut solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects, Streams in the Wasteland, is scheduled for 2019.
Julia Ibbini is a digital and mixed media artist based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. She is of dual-nationality (Jordanian-British) but has spent most of her life in the UAE. Her work combines contemporary digital design and traditional craftsmanship with extreme intricacy to create pieces that articulate themes of identity, place and belonging. In 2017, she was named the second place winner of Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist.
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada and grew up in Madawaska, Maine. In 2000, he received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums internationally. His work is included in the permanent collections of La Fondation d’Art Oxylane in Lille, France and the West Collection in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Cyr’s work has been featured in publications such as Desillusion Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Huffington Post and The New York Times.
Kip Omolade was born in Harlem, New York and began his art career as a graffiti artist while interning at Marvel Comics and The Center for African Art. He continued his studies at The Art Students League of New York and earned a BFA at the School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world and on Good Morning America, Juxtapoz, Huffington Post and Hi-Fructose. Special projects and partnerships include collaborations with Sony Music, Red Bull and Nike. His work was also featured on the album cover of R&B recording artist Fantasia’s latest release “Definition of…Fantasia”. Viacom exhibited and acquired his painting Diovadiova Kitty Cash V, which was a tribute to New York City. His debut solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects is currently on view through December 16, 2017.
Mab Graves is an illustrator and painter currently based in a converted 1800’s tavern in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work is inspired by fairy tales and classic literature and has been shown in galleries around the world. In 2013, Dover Publishing released her first book of paper dolls.
Prefab77 (aka Peter Manning) is a British artist currently based in the United Kingdom. He started his career as a printmaker and designer for Her Majesty in the British Army. He continued working as a designer for well-known fashion brands while also organizing exhibitions at Electrik Sheep Gallery for street artists such as Banksy, Eine, Eelus and Pure Evil. He’s exhibited at galleries throughout the world, including Canada, Detroit, Ibiza and San Francisco. His work has been commissioned by Converse, Gap, Hurley, NIKE, Keds, and Ride Snowboards. In 2011, he created the cover art for Dancing Backward in High Heels, fifth and final studio album by the New York Dolls.
Ronald Gonzalez is a contemporary figurative artist based in upstate New York. Since the mid-seventies he’s worked from his garage studio creating elegiac sculptures and installations that are embodiments of death and loss infused with grotesque narrative and pathos. Gonzalez works primarily in a series with steel armatures and macabre collections of time worn objects, and detritus from his surroundings. The work is then further eroded with metal filings, burned wax, glue, wire, and black soot creating a dramatic tonal range that both obscures and reveals anthropomorphic heads, torsos and figures that appear as charred fetishistic mementos possessing a visceral quality imbued with a sense of primal energy and distress that permeates his work. In 2017, he was named the third place winner of Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist.