Joana Fischer—Visual Artist
Initiator, Curator, and Juror
Joana Fischer is a German-born artist who makes her home in Miami, Florida. She studied fine arts at the Münster Art Academy in Germany and continued her studies in Aix-en-Provence, France, on a study-abroad scholarship. Upon graduation she moved to Florida, where she lives with her husband and three children. Today she’s a full-time artist who has made a name for herself in the Florida art scene and has also held multiple exhibitions in her native Germany. She had public exhibitions in galleries and fairs in the US and in Germany and had museum appearances at the Baker Museum, Naples, FL, the Coral Gables Museum, Miami, FL, the Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, the Art and Culture Center Hollywood, FL and the Kunsthalle Ravensburg, Germany.
Fischer’s delicate and intricate works combine drawing and painting, and are filled with technical, visual and conceptual juxtapositions and dualisms. The imagery in these collage-like creations reveals intertwined, connotative dream landscapes and explores environmental and existential themes. These invite the observer to roam freely beyond the canvas.
Fragments taken out of context and assembled together in a new creation: Urbanism and nature, inside and outside, specific locations and open areas, near and far, silence and commotion, superposition and exposure, resolution and desire, ease and self-absorption. With partially hidden details peeking out from behind, Fischer creates more than just visually complex and beautiful artwork—she also engages in narratives that inspire the observer to think, dream, discover, and revel in nature.
THE LINE MIAMI is an artist collective aiming to connect artists for collaborative exhibitions, site specific projects and installations all over the globe. It shall also encourage creative exchange and skill development among the participants. The focus lies on contemporary, diverse and non traditional drawing in combination with other media.
Gabriele Gutwirth—Visual Artist and Designer
German artist and designer Gabi Gutwirth studied communication design at the University for Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Germany (Diplom-Designer (FH)/BA, 1999), then set up her own advertising agency where she spent 16 years as Creative Director and CEO, and worked successfully for global leading brands. In 2016, Gutwirth returned to her lifelong passion of creating visual art, while simultaneously earning her MFA at the Miami International University of Art & Design where she received a scholarship in summer 2018 and the MFA Visual Arts Outstanding Achievement Award in June 2019.
THE LINE MIAMI ARTIST COLLECTIVE