Who Art Miami

Who Art Miami is Miami artists as seen by students of the FIU Honors College

FIU Honors College students have met and interviewed Miami artists. Get to know the shapers of the culture and identity of Miami.

Who Art Miami Directory of Projects

Each student must select one artist currently based in Miami and write an academic guide about that artist


Detailed format description on this page.

This is the major project for the semester. It must be a minimum of 2,000 words.

The following is a list of artists eligible for this project. No two students can select the same artist. FIU faculty, staff, and current students are not eligible. FIU alumni are welcome. Artists not on this list must be cleared by Professor Bailly.

Harumi Abe
Eddie Arroyo
Jennifer Basile
Luisa Basnuevo
Carlos Betancourt
Mario Bencomo
Randy Burman
Tim Buwalda
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
Robert Chambers
Clifton Childree
Tony Chirinos
Xavier Cortada
Nick Gilmore
Adler Guerrier
Brookhart Jonquil
Monica Lopez de Victoria
Michael Loveland
T Eliott Mansa
Glexis Novoa
Alex Nunez
William Osorio
Christina Pettersson
Karen Rifas
Arturo Rodriguez
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova
David Rohn
Onajide Shabaka
Robert Thiele
Mette Tommerup
Cesar Trasobares
Frances Trombly
Juana Valdes
Michael Vasquez
Tony Vazquez-Figueroa
Augustina Woodgate

Note: Any full-time artist with a studio at Bakehouse, Fountainhead, or Oolite is eligible.

Similar to a research paper, all sources must be cited in MLA format for all projects. If you utilize an existing film for inspiration or incorporate clips or pictures from someone else, you must cite those. Failure to do is plagiarism.

MLA Format (in-text citations required)
Bailly’s Guide to Image Rights & Usage

These following factors will be considered in determining the project grade:

  1. Research! The student must demonstrate a thoroughly researched knowledge of subjects.
  2. The student must tackle Big Ideas-culture, history, religion, philosophy, economic disparity, sexuality, gender, race, to name a few.
  3. The student should not shy away from controversial subjects or opinions.
  4. The student should explain the nature of her/his connection to the subject.
  5. Subjects should be discussed in a broader cultural and historical context. Others should be able to relate to the points made in the project.
  6. Students should aim for originality in text and in the photo.
  7. The student is not expected to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Writing nor Photography. S/he is only expected to put forth maximum effort.

JW Bailly Lectures

Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  25 August 2020

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