Alexander Mijares will be signing posters at Calle Ocho and Carnaval on the Mile!
Miami-born and internationally acclaimed artist Alexander Mijares brings a colorful perspective and injects new life into the art world with his myriad of vibrant works. A self-taught artist, Mijares finds inspiration in the dynamic energy of both his city of Miami and his Cuban and Spanish roots, and creates pieces that are rich in culture. His vision has been recognized both nationally and internationally by some of the most discerning art collectors across the globe. Together with headlining events like Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Wynwood and Art Santa Fe, Mijares has also been recognized as a Top 10 Influential Artist of 2013 by Elite Daily and has displayed several of his most acclaimed pieces in New York City’s Times Square, Nobu’s former South Hampton outpost, during private events in Los Angeles and San Francisco and in several spaces throughout Miami, including the Presidential Office at Florida International University. Mijares has also found inspiration in music; the rising artist collaborated with Pitbull in 2014 during the World Cup, painted the iHeart Radio Station Studio and has created custom pieces for artists like Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly and Pharrell.
Amidst his success professionally, Mijares has made it his life’s mission to use his talent to give back to the community by remaining an active philanthropist. Mijares has been recognized as Live Like Bella’s Artist Forever and Blue Mission’s Agent of Change, and has a long-standing partnership with Miami’s Overtown Youth Center. His charitable efforts have spanned Haiti and Colombia, and most recently, Mijares collaborated with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to create a mural that will act as a source of strength and happiness to the hospital’s adolescent patients.
Mijares has participated in local community events, including being named the cover and poster artist for the 2014 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and the first-ever artist to design the official medal ribbons for the 2014 Miami Marathon. His influence has officially cemented the young artist as a burgeoning talent, and Mijares has received notable accolades from various media publications such as DETAILS Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, The Miami Herald and CBS, who ranked him in the Top Up-and-Coming South Florida Visual Artists of 2014.
Mijares continues to thrive in his career by taking on new projects and constantly challenging himself as an artist. His talent and conviction to share his colorful perspective with the world continues to grow and evolve.