August 4th, 2023

Make Your Mark by Susan Feliciano at the opening of Artistic License III

By MoCA-Americas Team

Susan Feliciano, Director at Inkimaru Studio and a dedicated professional with 25 years of experience as an artist, educator, and writer, partook in a child-oriented artistic activity at the third edition of Artist License. The event was inaugurated on Friday, September 4th, attended by over twenty artist professors as well as cultural and educational figures from Miami-Dade County.

Feliciano has conceived '' as a way to engage the public in an act of creation, with one of the simplest methods being drawing. This technique is entirely feasible with minimal resources and without significant logistical investment. Visitors are offered the choice of a wide variety of sizes, textures, and colors. They are also provided with various drawing materials, ranging from basic items like pens, markers, and colored pencils to professional-grade charcoal and pastels.

In this way, participants have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression and even the chance to display their work on one of the walls for public consideration. The drawing transitions from a purely personal expression to a shared collective space where everyone has the opportunity to view and interact with the artistic piece. This action—conducted systematically—shapes a dynamic collection that constantly evolves. As the collection grows in size, its pieces are categorized by genre and theme, continually changing its nature and expanding its meaning, becoming increasingly authentic and inspiring with each new addition.


Susan Feliciano is a consummate professional with 25 years of experience as an artist, educator, and writer, specializing in crafting and providing dynamic art education programs for diverse audiences that effect transformative impacts on the communities they serve.

As an artist, Feliciano lives and works in Miami, spanning the genres of painting, photography, poetry, installation, and textiles. A New York native and the daughter of Colombian and Puerto Rican immigrants, her work delves into psychological and physical spaces, the emotive power of color, and the allure of transience. Feliciano's oeuvre has been featured in significant exhibitions both nationally and internationally, with recent showings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Coral Gables Museum, and Arthill Gallery in London. Her paintings and photographs have been displayed across prestigious venues in South Florida, including the Girl's Club in Fort Lauderdale and Sublime Gallery. She has contributed to notable exhibitions such as 9Topics TRIAD, 100+ Degrees in the Shade, and PulseMiami, and her work graces the pages of influential publications, including Florida Design Magazine. Feliciano's pieces are integral to esteemed art collections of entities like Bank of America, Royal Caribbean International, and Oceania. She has engaged in prestigious art residencies, including Oolite Arts and ProjectArt Miami, and has been the recipient of significant grants, such as Ellie’s Grant and the Fulbright Memorial Fund Japan. Feliciano is an alumna of Florida International University, where she earned a B.A. (1992), BFA (2001), and M.S. (2005). She currently serves as an adjunct professor in the art and art history program at Florida International University and as the director of Inkimaru Studio.

In 2023, Feliciano participated in the Miami Rope Bridge Workshop alongside artist Sterling Rook and in collaboration with FAMA, the Fiber Artists Miami Association. The Miami Rope Bridge workshops are rope-making fabric workshops that harness the power of collaboration, paying homage to the ancestral traditions of the Q'eswachaka bridge builders of Peru. The resultant work was installed at Arch Creek Park, an ancient site in North Miami, in early December, symbolizing the construction of bridges both tangible and conceptual. Subsequently, Feliciano facilitated a Collage Vision Board workshop, spurring FAMA members to greet the new year with renewed zeal for creation and transformation.

Also in 2023, Feliciano traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, New York City, and Washington D.C., where she researched and developed an art curriculum for K-12 students titled “American Women Artists.” This curriculum, centered on the lives and works of five seminal American female artists, addresses their formative contributions to the narrative of art history.

MBUS Live Art Talk with Susan Feliciano
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