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Studies

1982 

Bachelor in Arts - Advertising and Graphic Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA 

Professional Experience - Lectures - Workshops

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, Miami, Florida:

2007 to present The Art of Painting Flowers

2011 to present The Art of Painting with Palette Knives

2009 to present Thinking of Renoir, Inspired by Van Gogh, In Love with Monet, Georgia on my Mind and Picasso: the making of a Modern Legend

2013 Palette Knife Artists of Miami - Founder and Director

2015 Juror 2016 Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, Florida, USA

2017 National League of American Pen Women – Membership Chair


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 

- “Colors of Gratitude”, Las Olas Capital Advisors Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

- “Earthbound”, Collectors Gallery, Venice, Florida, USA

2017 

- “Catching Confetti”, MiArt Space Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Outside the Lines”, Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

- “Hope”, Sonesta Coconut Grove Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA

2016 

- “Impressions of South Florida”, Consulado General de Panamá, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Convergence”, MiArt Space Galllery, Wynwood, Florida, USA

2015 

- “Equilibrium”, MiArt Space Gallery, Wynwood, Florida, USA

- “Petals & Pistils”, Consulado General de Panamá, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Eternal Flowers”, West Oak Library, Orlando, Florida, USA

- “Confetti”, White’s Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Earthenscapes”, 360 Space, Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA

2014 

- “Painted Tapestries”, Biscayne Nature Center, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA

2013 

- “Everglades: Painted Tapestries”, ArtSight Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

2010 

- “Flowering Impressions”, First National Bank of South Miami, Kendall, Florida, USA

- “The Secret Language of Flowers”, Regions Bank Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

2009 

- “Flowers of Joy”, Century Bank, Venice, Florida, USA

- “Love Bouquet”, Biscayne Nature Center, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA

- “Petals and Pistils”, Datran Center Gallery, Miami, Florida,USA

2008 

- “Petals and Pistils”, Rex Art Framing Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Petals and Pistils”, Hillary’s Framing Gallery, South Miami, Florida, USA

2007 

- “The Music of Flowers”, Wirtz Gallery, First National Bank of South Miami, Florida, USA

2006 

- “Flowers of Hope”, Prudential Realty, Miami, Florida, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 

-  “Panamá y sus Artistas”, Biblioteca Simón Bolívar, Universidad de Panamá, Panamá  

-  Art Center Miami, Plastic Art Fair Seoul 2019, Booth G30, COEX, Seoul, Korea 

- “Mujeres de Fuego”, Galería Juan Manuel Cedeño, Panamá City, Panamá

- “Flow”, GalleryOne a DoubleTree Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, USA

- “The Elements of Art”, Ninoska Huerta Gallery, Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, Florida, USA

- “artINDIE” and “artCURATED”, Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

2018 

- “Reciprocal Consciousness”, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

- “Silent Sentinels”, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

- “New Proposals”, Ninoska Huerta Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Telluride Art & Architecture Week, Telluride, Colorado, USA

- “Recombinant”, Biscayne Nat Park 50th Anniversary, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Shared Visions”, Miami Main Library, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Inspire By”, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida, USA

- “Muse: Art that Inspire”, 11th Lauderdale Yacht Club Art Show, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

2017 

- Agadir International Art Fair, Agadir, Morocco

- Art Center Miami, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai World Expo, Booth 18A, Shanghai, China

- Art Center Miami, Beijing Art Expo, China Intl. Exhibition Center, Booth 3-21, Beijing, China

- “Metro Montage XVII”, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

- “Singularities”, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

45th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, Texas, USA

- “Intercultural Dialogue”, Panamanian Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

- “Pure and Beyond”, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

- “Florida Mangrove: The Silent Sentinels”, Pinecrest Gardens Gallery, Pinecrest, Florida, USA

- Coconut Grove Art Festival, Booth #923, Coconut Grove, Florida, USA

2016 

- 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Bronx, New York, USA

Latin American Art Pavilion, Art Medellin International Show, Medellin, Colombia

- “2016 Beijing Art Exhibit”, Lanrum International Art Gallery, Beijing, China

- “ArtPop!#Bodhi”, Pompano Citi Centre, Pompano, Florida, USA

Featured Artist – XII Gathering of Intl. Women Writers, Florida. Intl. University, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Florida Mangroves: The Silent Sentinels”, Sunrise Civic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

- “All Florida Exhibition 2016”, The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

- “Catalyst”, Artserve, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

- “5th Annual Paint Me Miami”, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida, USA

- Art Center Miami, Booth G10, Seoul Open International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

- “Art & Environment”, Art&Design Gallery, North Miami, Florida, USA

- “Asia in America”, MiArt Gallery, Wynwood, Florida, USA

Featured Artist – 32nd Annual Riviera Country Club Art Show, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

2015 

- Latin American Art Pavilion, Booth E110, Red Dot Miami International Art Show, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Así Pinta Panamá”, Miami Dade College North Campus, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Take a Seat”, Rosenbaum Fine Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

- “Niña/Pinta/Santa María”. Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar, Florida USA

- “A Sense of Place”, Coconut Art Festival Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida, USA

- “Florida Mangroves: The Silent Sentinels”, Biscayne National Park, Dante Fascell Gallery,  Homestead,  Florida, USA

- Biennal Friouato 2015, Taza, Morocco

- “Red Eye”,  ArtServe Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

- “New Expressions of Latin America”, Ana G. Mendez University, Miramar, Florida, USA

Simons Gallery, AMAZON Fine Art.com Online Gallery

- “International Exposure”, Nina Torres Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

- Earth Day Houston, Piag Museum, Houston, Texas, USA

- Earth Day Sugar Land City Hall, Sugar Land, Texas, USA

- Earth Day Oyster Creek Park, Sugar Land, Texas, USA

- “Abracadabra”, Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida, USA

- “Colors & Shapes Inspirations”, White’s Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2014 

- Artsight Gallery, Booth 702,  Spectrum Miami International Art Show, Midtown, Miami, Florida, USA

- ARTSpecifier.com Online Gallery

- “Oblique Perspectives”, Curator’s Art Project Gallery, Wynwood, Florida, USA

- “Abstract Anthropomorhpic”, Curator’s Art Project Gallery, Wynwood, Florida, USA

International Biennale Artists Miami, Nina Torres Art Gallery, Florida, USA

- “Everglades”, Frameworks Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida, USA

- “Nature Artisans”, Wirtz Gallery First National Bank of South Miami, Florida, USA

- “Palette Knife Artists”, Sunstate Bank, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

- “Confetti”, Alper JCC Miami Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Petals”, Art Center Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA

- Riviera Country Club Art Show, Miami, Florida, USA

2013 

- “Genesis”, US Century Bank, Miami, Florida, USA

- “Alegría”, South Dade YMCA Center, Miami, Florida, USA

2012 

- “Flowering Reflections”, Datran Center Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2010 

- Riviera Country Club Art show, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

2009 

- Collector’s Gallery and Framery, Venice, Florida, USA

- Riviera Country Club Art Show, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

- Unilatina University, Miramar, Florida, USA

2007 

- In the Park with Art – Art Festival, Palmetto Bay, Florida, USA

2006 

- “Art Box”, First National Bank of South Miami, Florida, USA

2005 

- Creative Learning Therapy Annual Art Auction, Miami, Florida, USA

- Dade Art Educators Association Annual Show, Miami, FLorida, USA

Selected Bibliography

- Annual Calendar, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens 2009 to present

- By Roy Espinosa, “Unidas por el arte y por el sentimiento panameño”, La Prensa online newspaper, July 3rd, 2019, https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/Unidas-arte-sentimiento-panameno_0_5340965893.html

- By Rickie Leiter, The Rickie Report, “Explore Palette Knife Painting at a Master Workshop”, April 2019

- By Joanie Cox-Henry, Art Hive Magazine, “Las Olas Capital Arts”, Issue #28, December 2018, Pages 28-31, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

- By Dan Goodman, Voyage Miami, “Thought Provokers Coral Gables: Mai Yap”

http://voyagemia.com/interview/check-mai-yaps-artwork/, October 2018

- By Carolyn Edlund, "How and Why to Use Detail Shots of Your Art", https://www.artsyshark.com/2017/07/11/how-and-why-to-use-detail-shots-of-your-art/, July 2017 

- By Raisa Clavijo, "7 Plus One Exhibits at the Coral Gables Museum", ArtDistricts Magazine, December 2016 - January 2017, page 62-63, Miami, Florida, USA

- By Carolyn Graham Edlund, "featured Artist MaiYap", , https://www.artsyshark.com/2016/07/11/featured-artist-maiyap/  July 2016

- By Jeniree Blanco, “Confetti, a mix of colors and nature”, La Estrella de Panama online newspaper, July 9, 2015

- By Jeniree Blanco, “MaiYap exhibits at White’s Art Gallery”, City of Doral newspaper, May 2015, page 36, Doral, Florida, USA

- By Alina Diaz, “Palette knife painting feels like flying free”, Neighbors, Miami Herald newspaper, April 27th, 2014, Page 3SE, Miami FL, USA

- By John Edward Smith, “Nature’s Artisans of Miami”, SOMI magazine, April/May 2014, Page 32, Miami, FL, USA

- By Ana B. Ramos, “Capital del Sol”, El Nuevo Herald newspaper, Sunday, April 27, 2014, page 3E, Miami, FL, USA

- By Sergio Alsina, “Palette knife artists of Miami celebrate their 1st show”, El Nuevo Herald, Sunday February 6, 2013, page 10E, Miami, FL, USA

- By George Leposky, “Everglades: Painted Tapestries”, www.examiner.com, March 3, 2013

- By Beatriz A. Mendoza, “El Encanto de Pintar con Palette en Miami”, Diario Las Americas newspaper , 2013 , #287, page 1B, Miami , FL, USA

- By Rocio Blanco Garcia, “Bouquet blooms at art exhibit”, Neighbors, Miami Herald newspaper, May 10th, 2009, Page 6, Miami, FL, USA

- By Patricia Mazzei, “Artwork reflected village’s growth”, Neighbors, Miami Herald newspaper, February 10th, 2008, page 6, Miami, FL, USA

- By Gary Alan Ruse, “Local artist’s commemorative work commissioned by village”, Palmetto Bay Community Newspaper, Feb. 26-Mar 3, 2008 cover, Miami, FL, USA

- By Jessica Kirchner, “Art is adding beauty to public places”, Neighbors, Miami Herald, July 27th, 2008, page 3, Miami, FL, USA