Jami Nix Rahn

"I make art, because I love the process."   

Jami Nix Rahn,  b. 1955, Corpus Christi, Texas

Studios: Weston, Florida & Edwards, Colorado

Bio

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of a Naval aviator, travel and exploration have been a constant in Jami's life.

In the mid seventies Jami traveled to Lisbon Portugal directly after the Carnation Revolution. The changing political environment fostered entrepreneurship and a welcoming arts community.  Jami sought out masters in the fields of stone carving and bronze casting whom she learn from and worked alongside. She set up her first studio in Monte Estoril before moving to the mountain town of Sintra where she continued to work and teach.

Jami Nix was invited to hold her first solo exhibition at the American Embassy Residence, in Lisbon, which led to a long working relationship with the Eric Tannock and the Lisbon based Galeria Sesimbra. Her work was exhibited  in European galleries.

In the early eighties Jami Nix Rahn moved to Geneva Switzerland where she continued to work in stone and marble at Studio Moret in Petit Lancy.  Four years later she moved to Brazil and then back to the U.S. in 1988.

While living in New York, Nix Rahn studied portraiture under renowned portrait painter Daniel Greene. She later attended master classes in painting at the Art Students League and the National Academy.  

Currently Nix Rahn splits her time working out of studios at the edge of the Everglades in Weston Florida and high in the Rocky Mountains in Edwards Colorado.  She donates her time serving as President of the Arts Council of Greater Weston.

Nix Rahn's works have been exhibited nationally &  internationally and are included in public & private collections worldwide.

Selected EXHIBITIONS

2016      

YAA Museum, Annual Interest, Davie, Fl,

2015

Spectrum Miami, Miami Florida                                        

RedEye, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL                            

DBA 2015 Retrospective,  Fort Lauderdale, Fl                

Young At Art Museum, Annual Interest, Davie Fl

2014
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 63 Annual All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida
Young At Art Museum, "Annual Interest", Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
2013
The Projects Exhibition Space, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. "Rough & Tumble" curated by Lisa Rockford
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 62nd ANNUAL ALL FLORIDA Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 2013 All Media Juried Biennial, Hollywood, Florida
Young At Art Museum, "Annual Interest 2013", Fort Lauderdale, Fl
 
2012
1310 Gallery, "Appropriated Gender", Fort Lauderdale, FL
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, "Abracadabra", Hollywood, Fl
National Art Museum of Sport, "Commitment to Excellence in the Art of Sport" Indianapolis, Indiana
 
2011
Naples Museum of Art, "Florida Contemporary 2011", Naples, Florida
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, "BE INSPIRED", Fort lauderdale Florida
1310 Gallery, "HUMORATORIUM" , Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
2010
Armory Art Center,  "New*Art"  West Palm Beach, Florida, Juror Fredric Snitzer
Von Liebig Art Center " National Art Encounter 2010" Naples, Florida
Boca Raton Museum of Art "59th All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition" Boca Raton Florida
1310 Gallery "Myth of Power" Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gallery Six "D.B.A. II" Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
2009
Target Gallery, "In the flesh II" Alexandria, Virginia
Boca Raton Museum of Art, "58th Annual All Florida Juried Competion and Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida. 
ArtServe, "ArtBravo! 2009" Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Von Liebig Art Center, National Art Encounter 2009, Naples, Florida, 

2008
Massachusetts State House "a politic" Boston, MA
Gallery XIV, " a politic " Boston, MA
The Armory Art Center,"The Edge" West Palm Beach, Juror Bonnie Clearwater.
Von Liebig Art Center,“Art Encounter 2008” Naples, Florida,
Altered Esthetics, "Bike Art III", Minneapolis, MN 

2007
Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, Fl “All-Media Juried Biennial” Juror, Claire Breukel.
West Martello, "Sculpture Key West ” Key West, Florida
The Von Liebig Art Center, “ Art Encounter”, Florida, Juror Frank Holt
Altered Esthetics “America” on line exhibition, 

2006
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts “Vital Voices”
Museum of Fine Arts ,"Combined Talents" The Florida International, FSU Tallahassee, Florida
Fort Zachery Taylor, Key West, Florida “Sculpture Key West”

2005
The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida “Art Encounter” Juror Irvin Lippman
Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach, Florida “SHOWTEL”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1982 | View Point Galleries, Monte Estoril, Portugal, Sculpture, Jami Nix
1980 | View Point Galleries, Monte Estoril, Portugal “Drawing, Painting by Jami Nix”
1979 | American Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal “Jami Nix ”
 

 

 

 

For available works and pricing email:

 info@jaminix.com

 

 

 

Education:
2006    BFA,  Summa Cum Laude, Florida Atlantic University,Boca Raton, Fl
1977    University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 
1976,   Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Masters Classes
Arts Students League New York, New York, John Hultberg
National Academy School, New York, New York, Peter Paone
MFA Houston Texas, Glassell School of Art
Daniel Greene, Portrait Painting
Fundicao De Arte Jose de Castro Guedes LDA, Jose Da Silva Abreu, Bronze Casting, Lisbon, Portugal
Olympio Pedro Pires, Stone Carving, Loures, Portugal
Porfirio Simoes, Stone Carving, Monte Lavar, Portugal
 
Honors/Awards
David and Alfrede Myerson Achievement Award in Fine Arts 2006
Arts and letters Scholarship, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 2005
  

Bibliography
Nancy Stetseon, "Florida Contemporary 2011" Florida Weekly, Fort Meyers, June 2011
Jami NIx Rahn, "Florida Contenporary 2011" Art South Florida blog, June 2011
Scott Eyman, At the Boca Museum: A summer of variety, Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Florida, August 13, 2009
Shauna Lee Lange, In-the-flesh-II-hands-eyes-upholstery, Shaunaleelange.com, Alexandria Virginia, August 14, 2009
Lennox Campello, “In the flesh II at the Target Gallery” Daily Campello Art News, Alexandria Virginia, August 11, 2009
John Thomason, “Florida’s Best” City City Link Metromix, Boca Raton, Florida, June 24, 2009
Katie Deits, “Juried competition shows breadth of Florida artistic talent” Palm Beach Arts Pater, Palm Beach, Florida, June 17, 2009
Amy Sowder, “Art Encounter” The News Press, Naples, Florida June, 2009
Amy Sowder, “Art Encounter” The News Press, Naples, Florida May, 2008
Janice T. Paine, “Close Encounters of the art kind”, Naples Daily News, Naples, Florida, October 14, 2005
Mary Wozniak, “Art Scene” Gulf Coasting South, Naples, Florida, October 12, 2005

Catalogs

DBA 2015 RETROSPECTIVE
Myth of Power
D.B.A. 2010
SCULPTURE KEY WEST, Key West Florida, 2007
THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2006, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, Florida, 2006
SCULPTURE KEY WEST, Key West florida, 2006
ShowTel, 2005