In honor of Women’s History Month and the female creative talents throughout Miami, Surface Area in the Miami Design District is showcasing “Woman Made,” an exhibition of female artists, designers, and makers in partnership with Glossier, through April 4.
Featuring more than 40 visionary creatives, the show—curated by Samantha Coven Ehrlich and Catie Case of the Surface team—celebrates deeper themes of femininity and representation.
“By utilizing techniques typically associated with traditional ‘women’s work,’ like beading, knitting, and ceramics, along with a mix of painting, photography, sculpture, and design, these women push the boundaries of their respective mediums to reimagine the female role in contemporary art and society,” said Ehrlich, an art adviser and director of partnerships at Surface.
Acclaimed interior designer Sasha Bikoff is one of the creatives featured in Surface Area’s “Woman Made” exhibition. Growing up between Manhattan and Miami, Bikoff’s works capture a “perfect juxtaposition” in design, demonstrated in the collaborative furniture and home decor pieces on display. “Early on, I found inspiration in the Art Deco revival architecture, unique to Miami because of its nautical references and pastel color palette. Combined with the Tropicalia and the sheer confidence the city evokes, I have always been connected to its vibrant and colorful energy,” said Bikoff. “As a designer, these influences have been transformed into product design and interior spaces. Each piece in this show pays homage to Miami from various different reference points.”
More than 80 members of Miami’s creative community arrived at Surface Area for the opening reception. Hosted in partnership with Glossier, the event celebrated female voices of contemporary art and design. Guests sipped on beverages by women-owned brands Curamia Tequila and Kin Euphorics, while enjoying a DJ set by Brianna Lance, who also presented three paintings in the show. The following afternoon, Surface hosted a media and artists luncheon at Le Jardinier in nearby Paradise Plaza, where attendees enjoyed a vegetable-forward concept by Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli and orange wine by woman-owned Vivanterre. At the gallery, Bond Hardware hosted a piercing pop-up courtesy of local tattoo and piercing artist Robert Lemes. Guests found the perfect photo op thanks to Bikoff’s Croissant Loveseat in Lipgloss Pink, positioned in front of Flavor Paper’s “Can Can” wallpaper, designed by artist Liz Collins.