In honor of our People Issue, which will hit newsstands and computer screens November 25, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email email@example.com with the whos and whys.
95. Anthony Spinello
At only 27 years old, gallerist and curator Anthony Spinello inspires envy. He admits he fell into his profession almost immediately out of college, when he attended a party below his Wynwood apartment at a gallery run by his landlord Jeff Morr (of Majestic Properties). At 20, Spinello might have been the city's youngest gallerist when he took over the now-defunct Liquid Blue Gallery. Seven years later, Spinello's name has quickly risen to the top of the pack, rivaling even more seasoned professionals like Fredric Snitzer and Kevin Bruk.
At Spinello Gallery, the young art dealer represents some of the city's best talent, including Federico Nessi, Agustina Woodgate, Santiago Rubino, Blackbooks, Typoe, and more. He's also responsible for one of Art Basel Miami Beach cutest and respected satellite fairs, Littlest Sister.
2. What was your last big project?
I recently participated in a life changing collaborative research project in Berlin, "Musement." Projectors: Agustina Woodgate, Stephanie Sherman + George Scheer (Elsewhere Collective), Danny Margulies, and myself came together for the project and ultimately will be proposing a re-activation of Spreepark, a historic abandoned amusement park.
3. What's your next big project?
On Saturday, October 30, along with Supermarket Creative and family, I will be hosting and curating Gatsby Gone Goth Halloween Party at the Raleigh Hotel. In December, I will be Producing the 3rd installment of Littlest Sister Art Fair, the smallest invitational art fair in town running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach as well as participating in the Scope Miami Art Fair. And keep an eye out for the launch of the third issue of Dirty Magazine, a new creative quarterly and curatorial endeavor featuring the best in art, design, entertainment and food that my best friend Paul Bruno and I collaborate on.
4. Why do you do what you do?
I'm addicted. I love to collaborate with artists and assist in the process of producing an artists vision.
5. What's something you want Miami to know about you?
I'm a Sagittarius and pescetarian, and I like to garden.
What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?
I purchased Britto designed bookends for a wedding gift...and I've been eying a Britto umbrella for years, but just waiting for that rainy day.
The Creatives so far:
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