Artists' Biographies
March 18 - June 17, 2004
Annes, Eleonora,
Boca Raton, FL
Eleonora Annes received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1980 from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil); and a BFA in Printmaking and Painting in 2003 from Florida Atlantic Unversity (Boca Raton, FL).

In 2002, she spent the summer in residency at the School of Visual Arts (NYC). She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Brazil and the United States. She is a member of the Boca Museum Artist Guild and WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts), Boca Raton, FL.

Casuso, Martin E., Miami, FL
Martin E. Casuso graduated in 2002 with a BFA from Florida International University (Miami, FL). He has exhibited in numerous local galleries.
Chiarlone, Rosemarie, Miami Beach, FL
Rosemarie Chiarlone was born in Philadelphia and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Florida International University (Miami, FL). She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad and her works are presented in the following collections: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and Research Center (Washington, D.C.); University of Miami, Otto B. Richter Library (Miami, FL); The Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami Beach, Fl); Florida International University (Miami, Fl); the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Library Division (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl); and numerous others. She has received many awards and honors including the 2002 Florida Artists’ Book Prize, and an Artist Access Grant from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions (Miami, Fl).
Colussy, M. Kathleen, Weston, FL
Kathleen Colussy is a 19-year veteran educator at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. In 2001, she was named “Design Faculty of the Year” for the State of Florida and has been nominated several times as “Who’s Who for Teachers.” She is the author of numerous fashion design textbooks. She is an educator, designer, author, artist, and digital atelier. Recently she has been incorporating her love of art, fashion and computers to include a line of digitally rendered textiles and artwork.
Cortada, Xavier, Miami, FL
Xavier Cortada has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. He has exhibited his works in museums, galleries, and cultural venues around the world and has pioneered the use of the Internet in collaborative art-making. The Miami-based Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist has worked collaboratively with diverse groups across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa to create pro-social community murals and participant- driven art projects.
  Eckart, Gloria, Plantation, FL
Gloria Eckart is from Illinois and currently lives in Plantation, Florida. She has a BA in English Literature with a minor in Secondary Education. When she moved to Plantation, her interest in calligraphy was piqued by a new neighbor who was a member of the South Florida Calligraphy Guild and who taught Basic Italic at Ft. Lauderdale High School. Since she became involved with the Guild, she has held positions as treasurer, workshop chairman, and vice-president. She has also contributed articles and artwork to “Furor Scribendi,” the Guild’s newsletter. She has exhibited works in the Smithsonian’s Graceful Envelope competition and has received two “honorable mentions” from the bi-annual Mata & Arthur Jaffe Collection (FAU, Boca Raton, FL) calligraphy prize in 2001 and 2003.
Gould, Susan Price, Boynton Beach, FL
Susan Price Gould received a BA in Art and Art History from Hunter College, NYC; and has attended classes at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Her design work has appeared in the editorial pages of numerous national women’s magazines, and her work as been accepted in juried exhibitions sponsored by many art organizations, including the Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), and the Boca Museum Artists Guild.
Johnson, Linda K., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Linda K. Johnson graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in graphic communication and from the Virginia Commonwealth University with an MA in visual communication. She teaches graphic design and book arts at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) as an Associate Professor in the Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada, Lithuania, and the U.S. She received the 1999 Florida Artists’ Book Prize. As a graphic designer and artist the focus of her creative research is in the design of alternative book structures. She sees her work as taking content and finding the form, materials and visual references that best communicate the idea of the book. She specializes in making of small editions using a variety of printing methods including letterpress, silkscreen, inkjet and laser printers. Her bookworks are in numerous collections including the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Yale University, Women Studio Workshop of Rosendale, NY; UCLA; The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, and the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts.
McKinney, Thery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thery McKiney graduated form Florida State University with a BA in fine art and has worked on artistic projects for years and was the recipient of the 2000 Florida Artists’ Book Prize. She is a calligrapher, surface designer and artist who has explored the production of artists’ books since 1997. Her three main areas of interest are: calligraphy, photography and bookbinding.
Malone, Charlotte, Coconut Creek, FL
Charlotte Maloney is an accomplished artist with thirty years of experience working as a commercial artist, a fine artist, and teacher. Her art career began in New York City where she received professional training at the School of Visual Arts studying with Richard Pousette-Dart. She continued her education and received an MA from Florida Atlantic University. She is a member of the Boca Museum Artists Guild, the Florida Watercolor Society, and teaches art at Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL).
Marcano, Marie, Surfside, FL
Marie Marcano was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and lives in Surfside, Florida. She has a BFA from The Corcoran College of Art and Design and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the Miami International University of Art and Design. She has exhibited at numerous foreign and U.S. galleries, including Jaffe Atrium Book Arts Gallery at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL), and the Corcoran Gallery of
Art (Washington, D.C.).
Maxwell, Kimberley, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kimberley Maxwell received a BFA and is working towards an MFA from Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) and is a Graphic Design Instructor at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She has been awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists and the Women in the Visual Arts Scholarship (Boca Raton, FL). She has exhibited at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and numerous other South Florida galleries.
Meza, Alberto, Miami, FL
Alberto Meza is currently professor of fine arts at Miami-Dade Community College. He holds degrees from the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile), Syracuse University, and Northern Illinois University. He was the recipient of the 1998 Florida Artists’ Book Prize. He has participated innumerous oneperson print exhibitions in the U.S. as well as abroad. His print, “At Gauguin’s Funeral,” was juried in the 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Japan. His works are in the permanent collections of: el Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Libraries Division; and Florida International University, Art Department Collection, and others.
Niederhausen, Hanne, Boca Raton, FL
Hanne Niederhausen has a BFA from Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) and an MA from the Paedagogische Hochschule (Karlsruhe, Germany) and is a member of the Florida Printmakers Society; the National Association of Women Artists; the Boca Museum of Art, The Artist Guild; and others. In 1999 and 2002 she was the recipient of the State of Florida Individual Artist Award: Honorable Mention
and she has exhibited at numerous Florida galleries and institutions.
Powley, Tammy, Port St. Lucie, FL
Tammy Powley currently works part-time as a reference librarian and free-lance writer specializing in trade publications. She is also
pursuing her Ph.D. in Text and Technology at the University of Central Florida.
Roth, Suzanne, Lakeland, FL
Suzanne Roth lives in Lakeland, Florida, and has had numerous Florida solo and group exhibitions. Her artworks are in many collections,
including the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts; City of Tampa, Art in Public Places Collection; and many private collections.
Saccoccio, Rosanna, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rosanna Saccoccio resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and has received various local public art commissions. In 1997, she received a
South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual Artists Fellowship Award. She has shown 11 works in exhibitions in Florida, California, and Europe and her art is in the following collections: The Brooklyn Museum; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL; and others.
Shapiro, Mimi, Lancaster, PA & Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mimi Shapiro studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC; Parsons School of Design, NYC; the Museum School of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; School of Visual Arts, NYC; and Drew University, New Jersey. She has participated in numerous exhibition in Florida and around the world and her bookworks are in many public and private collections in Florida and the U.S., including the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts.
Trinidad, Paul, Australia & Miami, FL
Paul Trinidad is a printmaker who was born in Western Austrialia. His most recent work is a collaboration with Grisel Valdes (text) entitled: Ballard: Suite of Prints, 2003. In 2002, he was a University of Miami Artist in Residence and a Guest Lecturer at Florida International University. He has participated in numerous multiple group and oneman exhibits in Australia and the U.S.
Valdes, Grisel, Miami, FL
Grisel Valdes was born in Cuba. Her literary publications include work published in Third Woman Magazine, Indiana University; Insight Magazine, Waubonsee Community College; and Linden Lane Magazine, Texas, and others.
Verrecchia, Lea Nickless, Coconut Grove, FL
Lea Nickless Verrecchia graduated from Scripps college (Claremont, CA) with a BA in Studio Arts. She has worked at Miami-Dade Art in Public Places; The Wolfsonian-FIU (Miami Beach, FL); and The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection (Miami, FL). In 1986, she received the China Adventure Program grant from The Durfee Foundation for a 3-month study program in the People’s Republic of China, which focused on the textiles and costumes of one of China’s ethnic minorities. She is also the curator of the recent exhibition: Turning Pages: Celebrating South Florida Artist-Made Books for Miami-Dade College; the Jaffe Collection, FAU; and the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Virgin, Tom, Miami, FL
Tom Virgin has a BFA from Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL), and an MFA from the University of Miami. He is a confirmed UM Art Mafia (class of ’94), a lifelong bibliophile, a working artist (represented in Miami by Leonard Tachmes Gallery), is an Adjunct Professor at Miami-Dade College, and a Miami Dade Public School Teacher (currently at Hialeah High School).
Zakevich, Lynn, South Miami, FL
Lynn Zakevich has a BA in General Studies from the University of Miami; is a graphic designer and calligrapher; an art teacher in Montessori; and is a member of the South Florida Calligraphy Guild.