Grab a copy of the Miami New Times "Miami People Issue 2015" with Jessy Nite on the cover! Out on stands now, the issue highlights 20 of Miami's most influential people. Grab a copy while you still can or check out Jessy's article, Jessy Nite Remakes Wynwood on the New Times site.
Here is a list of allll of the Jessy Nite-ness you can handle during Basel!!!
FEELS LIKE HOME
2085 NW 2 Avenue #105| Wynwood | November 30- December 6
Miami artist Jessy Nite welcomes you into her latest solo exhibition Feels Like Home, a fully functional and interactive space to view and create art. Staged to replicate her own home studio, view Nite's latest works among her collection of vintage furniture and personal artifacts. Visitors are welcomed to come on in and take a seat, charge their phone and rest their eyes from the typical white box exhibition spaces and view Jessy's wide range of formal gallery works in a setting that feels comfortable and familiar. Because no lounge is complete without a reading nook, Miami-based Dale Zine will curate a library of their own publications featuring Miami artists like Jen Stark, Friends With You, and Gabe Alcala from Jacuzzi Boys. There will be special events throughout the week and items for sale ranging from collector prices to small items under $20 and visitors can even make their own zines.
801 Ocean Drive- MIT Booth F37
Amidst tremendous support from the City of Miami Beach, SCOPE celebrates its 15th anniversary edition with 120 international exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities. With many well-established galleries upgrading to larger booths, SCOPE Miami Beach will debut a more spacious pavilion to showcase a robust VIP program featuring three curated sections: Juxtapoz Presents, the Breeder Program, and FEATURE.
With unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 300 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach’s monumental pavilion will once again be situated on historic Ocean Drive to welcome 45,000 visitors over the course of 6 days.
100+ DEGREES IN THE SHADE
3900 North Miami Ave | Design District
This expansive show will include an array of works in all media, by a selection of some of the finest artists of South Florida. Sculpture and installation works, painting, photography, mixed media and works on paper, as well as video and performance are included. The breadth of this exhibit will be both inclusive and discerning, with an emphasis on innovation, impact, and inspiration, in ways which are integral to the lush, tropical-urban environment that exemplifies South Florida. There will be a total of over 150 participants, encompassing internationally and nationally known established, mid-career and emerging artists included. A 220 page full color, hardcover book will be released by [NAME] Publications in conjunction with the exhibition.
MIAMI VICE EPISODE
GRAMPS: 176 NW 24 Street | Wynwood
Sunday Dec 6, 2pm-Midnight
A special Art Basel edition with an Exhibition of Jessy Nite's hand painted #MVE signs from the past year, Silent Addy's Earthstrong celebration, live performance by Jesse Royal and SPICE, plus a lineup of more than 10 DJs from Miami, NY and of course Jamaica. The perfect way to Whine Down after a long week of basel-ing.
Its been a minute since I sat down to talk with the New Times (man I have given some totally hilarious/embarassing interviews with them over the years). Carolina del Busto came by my studio a few days before High Hopes, my solo show at the new Redbull Miami Office, opened to the public and we had a really nice chat about what I've been up to lately and what people can expect to see for this exhibition. I am so happy with how it came out, so take a read!
Sidenote, the New Times office is right across the street from the Redbull Office so they've been watching me sweat it out while painting Red Bull's facade for the last month haha!
It has been awhile since I had a show in Miami, so I am thrilled to announce HIGH HOPES.
For the last few weeks I have been painting all three exterior walls of the newly arrived Red Bull Office in Wynwood. To officially "unveil" the massive building takeover, I am also showing new works inside the office. I have new pill pieces and shadow works, as well as totally new series of paintings and collages. Hosted and curated by the wonderful Kathryn Mikesell of Your Fountainhead, it should be a great night!!!
Please be sure to RSVP because space is limited!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 | 7-10 PM
380 NW 27TH STREET | WYNWOOD | MIAMI
"In the summer of 2015, Beck’s is continuing its tradition of supporting creators and innovators from around the world. For the first Beck’s Urban Canvas project, twelve visionary artists from Miami have been hand-selected to create original works throughout the Magic City, encouraging their full creative freedom. These specially commissioned murals and installations will come to life in Miami’s creatively inspired communities of Little Havana, Little Haiti, Hialeah, and Wynwood."
Check out the #BecksUrbanCanvas website for the full length Wynwood video, featuring me and two of my favorite fellow artists: Jose Mertz and Tati Suarez. Get to know all of the artists involved by reading through the bios and checking out the instagram feed.
The official launch of the #BecksUrbanCanvas campaign was held last week at Wynwood Walls, Miami. Each participating artist had some work on display, as well as some really fun activations: live screen printing from 2alas, Tee and Tote giveaway from Jose Mertz, and artist coaster set. I contributed by creating a photobooth set that let people take their own pics and print them out when they posted them Instagram. Here are some party photos I snagged from World Red Eye but it you check the #becksurbancanvas tag, there are about a million more on the interwebs....
If you follow my instagram, you have seen the posts of me working on a new mural for a special sumer project: Becks Urban Canvas. Becks Beer company has commissioned a group of local Artists to do a series of outdoor murals across Miami, and mine kicked off the project in Wynwood at the corner of North Miami Ave/29th street on the facade of the Electric Pickle (one of the BEST latenight spots in town, esp for good electronic music). I am still in the middle of finishing it, but you can check it out along with all of the other works that are going up from some of my favorite Miami art buddies! Read about it here at Miami.com, and check me out, swinging upside down in front of my new piece haha!
UPDATE: more press....
Since I originally posted this, another press piece went out to Miami New Times. So many great photos and videos of us hard at work are gonna be popping up all summer/fall...check the #becksurbancanvas tag for all the goodies and keep an eye out for events and more special tings coming up!!!
Early on in 2015 I was approached by local DJ Reid Waters and nightlife personality Silent Addy, who had a special concept for a monthly party Miami has never seen. Based off the the Vibes Cartel track Miami Vice Episode, Reid and Addy wanted to create a party based in real Caribbean culture with a visual style that felt like home, but was totally unique by Miami standards.
Miami is obviously a major party city, and every party flyer looks exactly the same so we needed something special (plus, I don't really do party flyers unless I get to go ham sandwich). I dug through tons of dub, dancehall, and reggae visuals and decided that it would be awesome to just make a giant hand-painted sign in an array of letterstyles each month, but I also wanted to combine that with the absolutely SICK dancehall dance culture: headstands, splits, crazy outfits and slanguage...I wanted to incorporate it ALL.
So, long story short (and like a million hours of painting later), our collaborative vision of music, vibes, and visuals has culminated into one of my favorite projects to date. Every month I churn out a 4ft x 4ft wood sign that makes its way around town to promote the party. And as for the actual party itself: banana clips. It is the most fun, energetic, unique party in town. The real Caribbean community comes out every month and throws it down...group dances where everyone knows every step, guest dancers from Jamaica, and some of the most insanely HOT GYALS who dress and dance the part, all come together and just destroy the dancefloor.
This is definitely one of those rare moments when all of us ended on the exact same page creatively and man its a beautiful thing. Every month I am able add to a new series of work while just playing and exploring/evolving a new style. I love designing outfits for the girls I draw and I love that each month gets to be something totally new. I am not sure what we will do with all of the originals that we are accumulating, but for now its just all about the good vibes and good times. If you are in Miami for the first Sunday of the month, come out for bbq, dancing, tunes and hold your red cup up...cause "it's like a Miami Vice Episode, Starring Everybody!"
Check out photos of the actual party on Instagram...theyre SO GOOD!!! @MVEpisode #MVEpisode
After moving to a new location and some major renovation, the brand new STK Miami has officially re-opened on South Beach. You can read all about in this New Times article and, if you look very carefully, you can catch a mention about the works they commissioned from me. If you're lucky enough to go in person, take a look up and check out the two diptych text paintings in the entryway...you're guaranteed a chuckle.