Prizm Art Fair

ECHOS OF BLACK ART ECOLOGIES

ECHOS OF BLACK ART ECOLOGIES

Friday, December 6
3 pm – 3:45 pm
 
This panel highlights the ecosystems that facilitate growth among Black visual artists, from studio practice to professional development.
 
Panelists: Jeremiah Ojo | Creative Milieu, Tiffany Latrice | TILA Studios, Mikhaile Solomon | Prizm, Stephanie Cunningham | Museum Hue
Jeremiah Ojo 
Over the last decade, Jeremiah has become a sought after arts and culture management consultant, working internationally in artist development, gallery management, and art fair operations. His collaborative work with minority emerging contemporary artists, art institutions, corporations, and collectors has carved a pathway of connectivity for creative professionals throughout the African Diaspora. Having worked with a number of black-owned, fine art galleries throughout the African Diaspora, Jeremiah has forged an alliance of galleries in North America, Europe, and Africa working uniformly to economically advance the artistic and cultural production of their communities.  In addition to working with independent artists and galleries as a consultant, Jeremiah has worked with the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal as a Project Manager for the Cultural Affairs Office for which he co-curated 11 YALI Creatives from eight African countries in a group exhibition, titled Elsewhen, at the 2016 Dak’ART Biennale. He was also a 2018 Graduate Research Fellow at the National Council of Arts & Culture in Nigeria. 
 
Set to launch in 2020, Jeremiah has taken his work in professional development throughout the art world and has begun developing a new phase for Creative Milieu. This redevelopment aids in the growth of creative’s talents, skills, and experience through an integrated online-learning and staffing agency platform.

Jeremiah holds a Bachelors in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy at Georgia State University and is completing his Masters in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. He currently serves on the board of Prizm Art Fair & Prizm Projects. As the Founder and Managing Director of Creative Milieu Consulting Group, he leads a team of consultants who skillfully aid creative professionals, art patrons, and institutions in sustainable, social, and economic growth.
 
Tiffany Latrice | TILA Studios
Tiffany Latrice, artist and founder of Tila Studios. TILA’s mission is to empower Black Women Artists in Atlanta to create and showcase their work. TILA Studios is a co-working and community space for Black Women Artists making the Heart of the South, Atlanta, our home.
 
Mikhaile Solomon | Prizm
Mikhaile Solomon was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is Caribbean heritage.  Her parents are the from the island  of St. Kitts – Nevis.  She is a graduate of Florida International University’s Graduate program in Architecture and completed her undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts at the University of South Florida. With her varied professional experience comes many years of developmental work in design, education, curatorial practice, arts advocacy and community development. 

In 2013, Mikhaile founded and currently serves as Director of Prizm Art Fair, a cutting-edge art fair that expands the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from the global African Diaspora and Emerging Markets during Miami Art Week.  Mikhaile is currently actively involved in a number of leadership organizations that give her the capacity to emphasize the importance the arts play in the shaping of holistic communities. Mikhaile’s varied professional background has instilled a great capacity for leadership and her continued service to the Greater Miami community through the arts. Her hope is to help strengthen Miami’s cultural offerings and to participate in the creation of more creative opportunities for its residents.
 
Stephanie Cunningham | Museum Hue
Stephanie A. Johnson-Cunningham has over ten years experience in the arts. She has implemented inquiry-based learning methodologies at the New-York Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, and African American Museum in Philadelphia. Stephanie has served as a museum educator for children and adult audiences as well as more didactic approaches at the tertiary level as a lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, City College of New York, and New Jersey City University. Teaching in varying styles to groups with diverse ages and backgrounds has informed her skills in program development, arts-in-education, and strategic alliance building to use the arts as a catalyst for social change. She has written about her work for Curator: The Museum Journal and the Center for the Future of Museums as well as headlined talks about her endeavors at the American Alliance of Museums and the Museum Next conferences. As Museum Hue’s Co-Founder and Creative Director, Stephanie works to propel the visibility of artists and cultural producers of color in the creative economy. She holds a Bachelors degree in Art and Art History from Brooklyn College and a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies from Rutgers University.

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