Your Guide to Cranbrook at Art Basel Miami Beach

Best of luck to our Artists-in-Residence and alumni who will be exhibiting next week in Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami.


This year, you can see the work of Liz Cohen at the David Klein Gallery (Booth A5). See the online catalogue for the exhibition here.

Fresh off a successful opening of her show Bend at Cranbrook Art Museum (open now through Jan. 25, 2015), Iris Eichenberg will have work at Ornamentum Gallery.

Anders Ruhwald will have work represented by Volume Gallery at Design Miami. Volume brought work such as For Leisure and Pleasure, from the recent Saarinan House exhibition and two new objects Ruhwald made for the Crystal Chain exhibition in Chicago this fall.

Beverly Fishman will show work at the David Richard Gallery.


Cranbrook will once again have a very visible presence at Design Miami, as Jonathan Muecke (3D ’10) was selected by the Design Commission to design the entrance pavilion of Design Miami/ 2014. Each December, Design Miami/ commissions early-career architects to build a designed environment for the fair’s entrance as part of its Design Commissions program.

“For our tenth anniversary, we wanted to pay homage to the type of young designer that Design Miami/ wishes to champion – one who experiments with materials, form and scale; who is as much a theorist as a maker; and who challenges us to consider how we relate to the world built around us,” said Design Miami/ Creative Director Alexandra Cunningham Cameron.

The entrance is an experiment in application of Muecke’s object making approach to a scale neither architectural nor domestic. Conceptualized as a “respite from” its surroundings, the pavilion offers visitors a place for pause and decompression amongst the stimulating whirlwind of Design Miami/ and Art Basel Miami Beach. A selection of Muecke’s work will be on display in Volume Gallery’s booth (G19) during Design Miami as part of the exhibition Future Tropes.

Beth Katleman (Ceramics ’95), whose sculptures have been described by Ken Johnson in the New York Times as “doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem,” will be showing her ornate, porcelain installations with Todd Merrill Gallery.

Blane De St. Croix (Sculpture ’81) will join SiTE:LAB in participating in the third edition of the UNTITLED art fair in Miami. It will feature De St. Croix’s new site-specific installation, High Rise, a monumental/miniature sculpture referencing both the beauty and devastation upon the Florida Everglades, including issues of encroachment, climate change and the myriad of ways human behavior effects and modifies the natural landscape. Blane De St. Croix’s work explores the geopolitical landscape through sculpture, architecturally intervening installation and work on paper. The work formally draws from the historical references of the landscape painting tradition and its accepted sublime beauty, but it is further interested in contemporary societies underlying ecological and political conflicts that uniquely frame the memory of the current landscape. See High Rise in Booth C19.

Erica Mahinay (Painting ’13) will have work exhibited by T293 Gallery.

The American by Design panel discussion will feature Rebekah Frank (Metalsmithing ’12)Jay Sae Jung Oh (3D ’11), and Jonathan Muecke (3D ’10). The discussion will focus on the fact that, “America has historically lagged behind other countries – particularly Europe and Japan – when it comes to cutting-edge design. These designers are among those at the vanguard of contemporary American design, establishing themselves as unique and individual voices of progressive design in the US. The discussion will explore how their concepts and imaginative processes set them apart from international counterparts, their engagement with materials and physical fabrication, and the impact their work is making on the broader design scene.” Frank will also have work on display at the Ornamentum Gallery booth.

Kim Faler (Sculpture ’08) will be showing work at Pulse with LaMontagne Gallery.

Johnson Trading Gallery will be showing work by Christopher Schanck (3D ’11), Jack Craig (3D ’12), and Jay Sae Jung Oh (3D ’11) at Design Miami.

Sang Hoon Kim (3D ’09) will be showing work at Design Miami. Find him at the Gallery Seomi (Booth G15).

And Diana Guerrero-Maciá (Painting ’92) has an installation of a large sculpture and textile piece at Miami Project (Booth 29).

Are you an alum that will be showing? Tell us about it by emailing Alumni Relations Manager Alison Wong.

See the full exhibitor list from Art News here.

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