Past Featured Artists

Gallery 212 Miami & Miami Publicist are Proud to Present
Please scroll down to view some of our honored Past Featured Artists:

"Art of Murf" Featured Artist at Gallery 212 Miami during the Art Basel Miami 2012 special exhibition 

November 2012 - January 2013

For over thirty years, Marvin (Murf) Murphy has used his keen sense of color, design and form, to create dynamic images which evoke inspiration and appeal to the senses. Murf's multi-dimensional, mixed media pieces have gained him recognition and popularity on an international level.

In 1990, Murf copyrighted and published his first lithographs. This Art Deco Jazz Series was first introduced at the 1991 New York Art Expo. Since that time, Murf has published many more popular designs. Many of these images are well known through the use of art festival posters as well as album and magazine covers. Many of Murf's designs have been added to the collections of famous jazz musicians and other public figures, which include Dave Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Kenny Rankin, Dave Koz and President Clinton. Murf's "Earth Island" piece is featured on the PBS "Jim Brickman Beautiful World" special.

In 2006, Murf was invited to the most prestigious diplomatic event of the year, the United Nations Ambassadors' Ball. This event was a special farewell celebration in honor of U. N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan, held at Cipriani in New York City. Murf's original painting "In a Perfect World" was the feature piece for this event. In 2010, Murf presented the new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon with his "Earth Island" lithograph.

Murf claims many of the inspirations of his art can be attributed to his love of nature, music and science. Over the years, Murf has been deeply involved in many environmental projects. His designs have raised substantial amounts of money for environmental, educational and social causes. Murf has shared the limelight with many celebrities including Ivana Trump, Pamela Anderson and Bob Barker, at many of these fundraising events. Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore has expressed his appreciation to Murf's commitment for the preservation and protection of our environment.

Today, Murf's work is being recognized by collectors all over the world. His new age style and distinctive art form has led to his great success. Murf's work can now be seen in prominent galleries and exhibitions across the country.

In Loving Memory of ruru: 
Artist Featured March, 2012 at Gallery 212 Miami

ruru stone sculpture and design

special exhibition

February 11 - May 2, 2012

April 10, 2012

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March 7, 2012

Rock Candy Exhibition Opening Night & Meet the Artists
February 11, 2012
Sculptor ruru interviews with art journalist Phil Bender in front of the Rock Candy installation at Gallery 212 Miami
Second Saturday Art Walk in the Wynwood Art District

ruru original sculpture "Grand Manipulator" 2012 Emerald Quartzite, Black Galaxy, Orange Granite

proudly and beautifully represented by his wife and partner Suzy Joiner at Gallery 212 Miami

FEBRUARY 1, 2012
From Gallery 212 Miami & Miami Publicist February Newsletter:

New this month, welcoming "Rock Candy" stone sculptures by ruru. With the immensly growing level of excitement in art world trends over sculpture that gallery associates have noted, Gallery 212 Miami did an extensive search for the best sculptor and product to present to the South Florida market. The result was ruru. Hailing from Naples, Gallery 212 Miami is proud to help present one of Florida's most amazing talents to the Miami art market. Meet the Artist on the opening night reception of a most dynamic sculpture exhibition at Gallery 212 Miami on Second Saturday, February 11th, 2012.

Artist Proudly Represented by Gallery & Miami Publicist

Ask for them by name!

These truly precious works are made of materials that will really impress...

Fusion Wave 5
Carrera Marble & Fusion Granite. 92lbs

Grand Manipulator
Emerald Quartzine with Black Galazy and Orange Granite. 60lbs

Grecian Bay
White Onyx, Black Galaxy, Brown Granite. 110lbs
Mei Long Sleeping Dragon
Absolute Black & Red Granite. 45lbs
Snow Bunny
White Onyx, and Black Granite. 22lbs

The Overseer
Carrera Marble with Absolute Black Granite, Black Pearl and Black Gold Granite. 70lbs

Yellow Bird
Absolute Black and Yellow Granite. 14lbs (AWESOME!)
©2012 Gallery 212 Miami

Artist Dominique R. “Josa” Josaphat
Summer 2012 Special Exhibition

(born 1981) is a Haitian American surrealist painter from Miami.  She graduated from Miami Central High School in 2000 where her artistic talents were recognized. She won awards such as first place in a regional competition for her original poster design for the nationally recognized ad and awareness campaign “Mothers against Drunk Driving” (M.A.D.D.).  The artist attended Johnson & Wales University, studying Sports and Entertainment Business Management before leaving to pursue her true calling in art and re-starting her education at Miami-Dade College where she is currently earning her degree in graphic design. 

Josaphat’s artwork is defined by bold, deep, heavy and emotion provoking strokes and imagery.  She draws influence from Picasso and Frida Kahlo while Caribbean cultural traditions are important to the artist and show in the subjects and series of her debut exhibition.  Gallery 212 Miami and Miami Publicist are excited to present a bright young talent and to enable her to show big in her own home town. 

An artist with such great ties to her cultural roots can really be appreciated for her vivid imagination and creativity translated to acrylic on canvas and resulting in large, colorful, exuberant pieces.  We look forward to bringing continuing artist news and announcements of new paintings to you as Josa’s career evolves.

Meet the Artist and Group Exhibition Opening Nights Saturday Wynwood Art Walks; May 12, June 9 & July 14, 2012 [6-11pm]

May 12, 2012 - August 1, 2012

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Please see below for previously featured artists' videos:

Stiltsville Illuminated Introducing Matt Stock Photography, Painting with Light in the Dark as seen on CBS4 Miami 11/25/11 Matt Stock Photography, Painting with Light in the Dark can be seen at Gallery 212 Miami throughout December and Art Basel. Tickets and more information about Stiltsville Illuminated at Shake a Leg Miami can be found at Artist Proudly Represented by Miami Publicist and Gallery 212 Miami.

A Look at the Talent of Photographer Jonathan Dvoretz with videographer Steve Fox

Meet the Artists
at Art Basel Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at Gallery 212 Miami, 2407 nw 2nd avenue, Miami FL 33127
Presented by Catch Grill and Bar Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay %10 of all ticket and art sales To Benefit Miami Arts Charter School
Tickets: $40 in advance at the gallery, $50 online, $75 at the Door

The New line of Paintings by Jonathan Dvoretz can only be found at Gallery 212 Miami starting November, 2011.

Next Live Video Shooting will be at Gallery 212 Miami with Jonathan Dvoretz / Steve Fox on Second Saturday Art Walk November 12, 2011

Celebrated Brazilian Master Painter Featured at Gallery 212 Miami for Art Basel 2011
"Jose Yossi was not born in a painting Atelier, nor is he the son of artists. However, his parents, European immigrants who chose Bahia as their new home, were passionate about art. They where big supporters of the local artists and befriended several of them. Therefore, he grew up living in a house that was like an island surrounded by works of art.

In the 60's Jose Yossi started as a self-taught artist (which he continues to be until today.) He began learning about paints, brushes, colors, composition, and to nurture his creative instincts. A new artist was born in the vibrant local art scene. In the 90's he became a proficient artist, skilled in the choice of material he works with (everything from the highest quality), aside from the continuous "remakes" of his paintings. Not because of insecurity, quite the contrary, self-critical of his paintings, scathingly demanding with himself, as befits the true artists."

- Written by Valdemar Szaniecki
Journalist & Marchand Since 1966
Director, "A Galeria"

Jose Yossi's work was selected to feature at the prestigious "A Galeria" in Sao Paolo and we are proud to be representing him for his debut in the United States at Gallery 212 Miami. His show will open Second Saturday, November 12th, 2011 with highlights preparing for the big show during Art Basel Miami 2011 (December 1-4).

Yossi and his wife will attend the red carpet Art Basel Miami 2011 Exhibition "Opening Night Gala & Meet the Artists" Presented by Catch Grill & Bar - Marriott Biscayne Bay at Gallery 212 Miami to Benefit the Miami Arts Charter School on November 30th, 2011. Starting at 8pm - Midnight +

For discounted, pre-sale tickets (now $50, $75 at the door) visit

For more information call 786.431.1957 Gallery Hours Tuesday through Saturday Noon - 6pm, or email

See below the video featuring some of the works, history and passions of Jose Yossi.

Gallery 212 Miami is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 4pm, Every Second Saturday of each month for Wynwood Art Walk Nights, and by appointment.