WILD BEAST collective MISSION
Wild Beast is a group of artists from various disciplines who’s been working together on many different projects throughout the last two years. The collectives mission is to explore, stretch and deepen the understanding of contemporary art through various medias (and having fun while doing it!) by mixing up medias, styles and concepts. Having members living and working in different parts of the world, allows for various levels of collaboration and involvements of each others projects.
We are also launching a collaborative residency; Fågelbo (The Nest) Residency, which aims to pair a visual and performing artist working together with the goal to develop and educate the understanding of performance art in South Florida. The residency will be hosted by FATVillage Projects in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A warehouse which offers 8000 sq feet to work, exhibit and perform inside.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michelle Weinberg is a painter who creates art for surfaces, interiors, architecture and public spaces. She brings pastel and hothouse color, eccentric pattern, stylized and geometric forms together to produce what she describes as “vivid backdrops for human activity.” Weinberg has exhibited at museums and galleries in the US and abroad and received awards and fellowships from Pollock-Krasner Foundation, South Florida Cultural Consortium, MacDowell Colony and more. See www.michelleweinberg.com for more info.
Neil De La Flor
Neil de la Flor is an educator, writer, artist and Executive Director of Reading Queer. He writes for the Miami New Times where he covers art and culture in South Florida.
Leah Brown (MFA, UM 2014; BFA, RISD 2004) is a Fort Lauderdale-based artist and curator. She is part of the FATVillage Arts District 501c3 in Ft Lauderdale, FL, where she oversees the execution of art exhibitions in the Projects, an 8,000 sq ft gallery space that is a recipient of the 2015-2016 Knight Arts Challenge Grant. She is a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowhip, and exhibits regularly in museum exhibitions.