Sarah Michelle Rupert is a visual artist and arts professional living and working in South Florida. Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and animation, much of her work revolves around consumer, mass-communication and television culture in contemporary experience.
Her work has recently been shown at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Pinecrest Gardens Gallery and David Castillo Gallery in Miami, FL, FATVillage’s Project Space in Fort Lauderdale, GalleryBar in New York, and Olin Gallery at Kenyon College, OH.
She is currently the Gallery Director at Girls’ Club Foundation, a private collection and exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art by women. She also works as an independent curator and consultant for arts organizations and independent projects developing website content, digital applications systems, curricula and workshops for artists.
Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and animation.
Revolving around consumer, mass-communication and television culture in contemporary experience.
Navigating the complexities inherent in this brave new digital world, with a wanderlust for the sublime, the humor and the beautiful.
Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.
The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.
Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.