Reception and Artist Talk | Vincent Miranda

January 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94105
FREE | Pay What You Can

This program is in-person at MoAD. Proof of vaccination is required at the door. Due to increased health and safety precautions, we will not be serving food or drink at this event. Capacity will be limited so please register in advance to secure a space.

Join us for a reception and conversation with MoAD Emerging Artist Vincent Miranda and Demetri Broxton, Senior Director of Education at MoAD.

Vincent Miranda: Florida jitt is the final presentation of the 2019-2020 Emerging Artists Program. Raised in a White and AfroLatinx household, Miranda explores the embodied tension of being caught between multiple cultural identities. This lack of self created what the artist calls an “identity vacuum;” a space that would eventually be filled by his surrounding environment: the whole Down South. Miranda’s work inhabits the interstices of Southern hip-hop, masculinity, and the natural landscape—exploring how these entities contribute to identity as young men-of-color. Referencing regionally specific gestures, artifacts, humidity, and foliage, sculptural interpretations—consisting of silicone objects, armatures, and glass vessels—begin to convey the experience of a ‘New  South.’

Vincent Miranda (b. 1991) is an artist from Broward County, Florida. Miranda received his MFA from California College of the Arts, 2019. Using sculptural investigations in silicone and glass, his work explores a contemporary Southern identity, informed by Hip-Hop, The Come Up, and artifacts of a South Florida landscape. Miranda is a recipient of The Fountainhead Residency, The Growlery Residency, and the CCA Alumni Sculpture Residency.

Emerging Artist Program presents Vincent Miranda: Florida jitt on view January 5 – February 27, 2022