The University of Miami School of Business Administration hosted an exclusive alumni event called “The Art of Business” at Brown Jordan (3625 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL. 33137). The event featured a special curation of artworks by artists from Miami, New York and Los Angeles.
The event took place inside Brown Jordan’s beautiful three story showroom located in the heart of Miami’s Design District. During the event, Dean Anuj Mehrotra welcomed and thanked the School’s most generous supporters, prominent alumni and board members in attendance. Guests perused through each featured artist’s station while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by La Taberna Giralda. By merging the worlds or art and business, the school’s alumni were able to share meaningful conversations with fellow entrepreneurs and executives. The following artists exhibited their work during The Art of Business:
Marcus Rivero: Rivero is a UM School of Business alumni who founded his own company called “Soles By Sir” in Miami, Florida. Rivero creates custom cleats for NFL, MLB & NBA players. During the “Art of Business” event, Rivero showcased his first canvas piece which incorporated actual cleats worn by UM alumni football players. The cleats spelled out “Love” and “Amor” over an artificial grass background which mimicked a football field.
Jacob Rahman: Rahman is the CEO of Soho Design House, a luxury art rug brand based in Los Angeles, California. Rahman’s art rugs are designed by world renown artists like D*Face, Tristan Eaton, Cyrcle and David Flores. Meticulously hand-knotted by traditional artisans, using the finest lanolin rich wools and vivid bleed resistant dyes, Soho Design House art rugs honor culture while exhibiting modern design. During the event at Brown Jordan, Rahman revealed his newest “Queen Elizabeth” rug designed by London based artist D*Face.
Laura Greig: Greig is an artist born in Philadelphia who currently lives in New York City. Greig is an oil painter and builds robotic arms to help her paint. As the founder of American Cyborg, she explores the intersection of animals, humans, and machines. Laura brought her robotic arm to Miami to show guests how her mechanical creation paints on canvas.
Eric Demarchelier: New York based French American painter Eric Demarchelier showcased his 2016 “Homage to Pablo Picasso” collection (oil on canvas). Trained by St. Petersburg master painter Leonid Gervis, Demarchelier has been avidly painting for the past 25 years. A native of Normandy, he divides his time between New York City and his atelier in Shelter Island. Aside from painting, Demarchelier has owned and operated his own restaurant in New York’s Upper East Side called “Demarchelier.”
Terrence Dexter Francois: Born and raised in Miami and creatively known as Cois. After graduating in 2010, Cois freelanced in New York where he began building a stunning portfolio highlighting his unique and unabashed style. In 2011, Cois & his league of artisans, contributed to Brooklyn’s art & music scene, by opening a creative space parallel of Andy Warhol’s, Factory, called BK Studio 3L. Once Cois moved back home to South Florida, he launched his creative brand called “Art Mob” which liberated his art technique and has allowed him to create an imaginative reality through his work.
Patricia Beltran: Born and raised in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Patricia has experimented with various art techniques but she defines her style on palette knives stating, “it gives me freedom to see beyond the details and focus on shapes, color and values.” Aside from art, Patricia is also an architect with an emphasis on interior design. Patricia’s art collection includes pieces around USA, Brazil, Peru and Russia.