Avant to Celebrate 15 years as Miami’s Preeminent Contemporary Art Gallery
Avant Gallery is celebrating 15 years of success and expansion alongside Miami’s cultural boom. Since its inception in Miami Beach in 2007, Avant Gallery has remained committed to enriching the local art scene and introducing early-to-mid-career contemporary artists with unique perspectives from around the globe to Miami audiences as well as its visitors from around the world.
Avant Gallery’s ethos is the same as its artists: take the road less traveled to stand out in the crowd. The gallery has chosen to open its unconventional locations in high-end shopping centers mainly because these high-traffic lifestyle-driven destinations allow the gallery to maximize its accessibility factor to the ever-growing local population as well as millions of tourists. Avant now has two locations in Miami: Brickell City Centre and Aventura Mall, as well as its New York City flagship at Hudson Yards, and its third South Florida location at The Square in West Palm Beach.
The gallery’s approach to designing their spaces aims to reflect the experience of art fairs, such as Art Miami in which Avant participates annually, so that crowds can easily navigate and understand each artist’s presentation through dedicated booths and vignettes.
“Our mission from day one has been to bring fresh voices to the communities where we open locations. The artists we choose to represent have something special to say, and a message to inspire all generations, nationalities and backgrounds,” says Dmitry Prut, president and founder of Avant Gallery. “We always strive to bring vibrant programming and a unique art gallery experience in an accessible manner, and we’re very fortunate that the Miami community has embraced Avant over the past 15 years.”
From Marcos Anziani, born in the Dominican Republic, raised in the Bronx, NY and based in Connecticut, to Jacqueline Suowari, Nigerian-born and based, to Paul Rousso, born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Tim Tadder, Encinitas, CA-based artist who’s become one of the most buzzed-about fine art photographers since the pandemic, Avant’s artists have profoundly diverse points of view that add to the cultural fibers of the communities.
Like their artists, Avant Gallery also takes risks and leads with boldness.
One of the pillar artists of Avant Gallery is Skyler Grey, whom the gallery has been representing since Skyler was only 14 years old. Getting on board for the ride of their lives, Grey is the only artist to have ever touched a brush to a Lamborghini vehicle via an official collaboration, let alone “the first legal street art on wheels” (Forbes Magazine, 2019.) Dubbed “The Fresh Prince of Street Art,” Skyler Grey speaks to his experience as a young Black male in modern America, earning him recognition by Black Entertainment Television (BET) for his contributions to the community in 2014.
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