Jami Nix Rahn
Making art at the edge of the Everglades and high in the Rocky Mountains
"I make art, because I love the process."
Nix Rahn’s work derives from her interest in the formal aspects of art making. Her practice includes sculpture, painting and mixed media that seek to investigate the delicate balance between human and nature.
Nix Rahn’s first solo exhibition was at the American Embassy Residence in Lisbon, Portugal in 1979. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL; Naples Museum of Art in Naples, FL; National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis Indiana; Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts; Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, FL; Von Liebig Art Center in Naples Florida; Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, FL; Massachusetts State House in Boston Massachusetts, The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL, and elsewhere.
She is the recipient of the David and Alfrede Myerson Achievement Award in Fine Arts 2006; Arts and letters Scholarship, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 2005. Her work is included in private collections worldwide.
Born in Corpus Christi, TX in 1955, Nix Rahn studied graphic design at the University of North Florida. In 1976 she moved to Europe where she continued her studies and practiced art for the next ten years. Upon returning to the United States she continued her art practice. In 2006 she earned her BFA in Painting from Florida Atlantic University.
Jami Nix Rahn currently works from her studios in Weston, Florida and Edwards Colorado.
YAA Museum, Annual Interest, Davie, Fl,
Spectrum Miami, Miami Florida
RedEye, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
DBA 2015 Retrospective, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Young At Art Museum, Annual Interest, Davie Fl
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 63 Annual All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida
Young At Art Museum, "Annual Interest", Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Projects Exhibition Space, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. "Rough & Tumble" curated by Lisa Rockford
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 62nd ANNUAL ALL FLORIDA Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 2013 All Media Juried Biennial, Hollywood, Florida
Young At Art Museum, "Annual Interest 2013", Fort Lauderdale, Fl
1310 Gallery, "Appropriated Gender", Fort Lauderdale, FL
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, "Abracadabra", Hollywood, Fl
National Art Museum of Sport, "Commitment to Excellence in the Art of Sport" Indianapolis, Indiana
Naples Museum of Art, "Florida Contemporary 2011", Naples, Florida
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, "BE INSPIRED", Fort lauderdale Florida
1310 Gallery, "HUMORATORIUM" , Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Armory Art Center, "New*Art" West Palm Beach, Florida, Juror Fredric Snitzer
Von Liebig Art Center " National Art Encounter 2010" Naples, Florida
Boca Raton Museum of Art "59th All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition" Boca Raton Florida
1310 Gallery "Myth of Power" Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gallery Six "D.B.A. II" Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Target Gallery, "In the flesh II" Alexandria, Virginia
Boca Raton Museum of Art, "58th Annual All Florida Juried Competion and Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida.
ArtServe, "ArtBravo! 2009" Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Von Liebig Art Center, National Art Encounter 2009, Naples, Florida,
Massachusetts State House "a politic" Boston, MA
Gallery XIV, " a politic " Boston, MA
The Armory Art Center,"The Edge" West Palm Beach, Juror Bonnie Clearwater.
Von Liebig Art Center,“Art Encounter 2008” Naples, Florida,
Altered Esthetics, "Bike Art III", Minneapolis, MN
Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, Fl “All-Media Juried Biennial” Juror, Claire Breukel.
West Martello, "Sculpture Key West ” Key West, Florida
The Von Liebig Art Center, “ Art Encounter”, Florida, Juror Frank Holt
Altered Esthetics “America” on line exhibition,
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts “Vital Voices”
Museum of Fine Arts ,"Combined Talents" The Florida International, FSU Tallahassee, Florida
Fort Zachery Taylor, Key West, Florida “Sculpture Key West”
The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida “Art Encounter” Juror Irvin Lippman
Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach, Florida “SHOWTEL”
1982 | View Point Galleries, Monte Estoril, Portugal, Sculpture, Jami Nix
1980 | View Point Galleries, Monte Estoril, Portugal “Drawing, Painting by Jami Nix”
1979 | American Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal “Jami Nix ”
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2006 BFA, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL.
1976 AA Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL. 1977 University of North Florida, Jacksonville Fl.
Arts Students League New York, New York, John Hultberg
National Academy School, New York, New York, Peter Paone
MFA Houston Texas, Glassell School of Art
Daniel Greene, Portrait Painting
Fundicao De Arte Jose de Castro Guedes LDA, Jose Da Silva Abreu, Bronze Casting, Lisbon, Portugal
Olympio Pedro Pires, Stone Carving, Loures, Portugal
Porfirio Simoes, Stone Carving, Monte Lavar, Portugal
David and Alfrede Myerson Achievement Award in Fine Arts 2006
Arts and letters Scholarship, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 2005
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of a Naval aviator,
In the mid seventies Jami traveled to Lisbon Portugal directly after the countries Carnation Revolution. The changing political environment fostered an era of entrepreneurship. Taking advantage of local resources and the welcoming arts community Jami set up her studio in Monte Estoril where she concentrated on making art.
Seeking out masters in the fields of stone carving and bronze casting Jami learned from and worked alongside artisans in the country side.
She later moved to the nearby mountain town of Sintra where she worked and lived in Casa do Cipreste gaining inspiration from the homes architecture and eclectic decor that was installed by the homes creator, Architect Raul Lino.
Jami Nix was invited to hold her first solo exhibition at the American Embassy Residence, in Lisbon, which led to a long working relationship with the Eric Tannock and the Lisbon based Galeria Sesimbra. Her work was also exhibited in European galleries.
Later Jami made moves to Geneva Switzerland, Sao Paulo Brazil and then back to the U.S. all the time gaining new inspirations for her work.
Currently Nix Rahn splits her time working out of studios at the edge of the Everglades in Weston Florida and high in the Rocky Mountains in Edwards Colorado. She donates her time serving as President of the Arts Council of Greater Weston.
Nix Rahn's works have been exhibited nationally & internationally and are included in public & private collections worldwide.
Stacey Bomser, Weston Artists Featured in All Florida Exhibition, 2014
Nancy Stetseon, "Florida Contemporary 2011" Florida Weekly, Fort Meyers, June 2011
Jami Nix Rahn, "Florida Contemporary 2011" Art South Florida blog, June 2011
Scott Eyman, At the Boca Museum: A summer of variety, Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Florida, August 13, 2009
Shauna Lee Lange, In-the-flesh-II-hands-eyes-upholstery, Shaunaleelange.com, Alexandria Virginia, August 14, 2009
Lennox Campello, “In the flesh II at the Target Gallery” Daily Campello Art News, Alexandria Virginia, August 11, 2009
John Thomason, “Florida’s Best” City City Link Metromix, Boca Raton, Florida, June 24, 2009
Katie Deits, “Juried competition shows breadth of Florida artistic talent” Palm Beach Arts Pater, Palm Beach, Florida, June 17, 2009
Amy Sowder, “Art Encounter” The News Press, Naples, Florida June, 2009
Amy Sowder, “Art Encounter” The News Press, Naples, Florida May, 2008
Janice T. Paine, “Close Encounters of the art kind”, Naples Daily News, Naples, Florida, October 14, 2005
Mary Wozniak, “Art Scene” Gulf Coasting South, Naples, Florida, October 12, 2005
DBA 2015 RETROSPECTIVE
Myth of Power
SCULPTURE KEY WEST, Key West Florida, 2007
THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2006, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, Florida, 2006
SCULPTURE KEY WEST, Key West Florida, 2006
ShowTel, Hotel Bibba, 2005