Studio Visit: James Weingrod
YoungArts resident artists examines the cosmos
In celebration of Art Basel, SocialMiami visited the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) to meet their current artist in residence, James Weingrod, who will be in residence at the YoungArts campus from through December 21, 2014.
Weingrod was identified and selected by a jury of esteemed advisors including: Agnes Gund (President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art), Thom Collins (Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami), Bonnie Clearwater (Director and Chief Curator of Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale), Carol Jazzar (Director and Curator of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Gallery in Miami), and Patricia Hanna and Anelys Alvarez (Art Director, The Related Group).
Weingrod’s work examines the Universe through direct reference to scientific imagery of the cosmos as well as through more abstract philosophical ideas relating to the current understanding of the Universe and our place within it. In his paintings he often employs depictions of NASA’s photographs of stellar, solar, and other phenomena, while his sculptures explore more abstract concepts like infinity, relativity, fractals, holography and time.
The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts is made possible through the generous support of The Related Group.
Aaron Glickman is a creator/producer native to Miami. He has worked in South Florida media for the past 15 years documenting a regional transformation predicated on art and design. His digital media platform, www.Current.Miami, tells hyper-local stories through the use of video.
From 2007 to 2016, Aaron was the publisher of SocialMiami.com, a society-driven digital media platform. During that period, Aaron created content-driven strategies with many of the region’s most prestigious brands and institutions. He also served on boards and committees for several non-profits.
In 2017, Aaron produced and directed the feature-length documentary Miami Basel: Art’s Winter Playground. The film tells the story of Art Basel’s influence on Miami. Its world premiere in 2019 at the Miami Film Festival.
Prior to working in media, Aaron was a union stage actor. He studied Shakespeare in London and was a six-year member of Theatricum Botanicum, a classical theater company located in Topanga Canyon, California. In 2016, Aaron returned to the stage to tackle the role of Richard Sherman in “The Seven Year Itch” and is currently doing voice-over work for NBC.