About Me

Artist Bio

As a sassy and spunky Cuban-American who grew up in Miami, drawing became my medium for communicating across different cultures. My curiosity to pursue a creative life led me to New World School of the Arts, as a   YoungArts scholar  and to Maryland Institute, College of Art. 

A formative moment in my evolution as an artist came in 2013 when I debuted TinyFcknPix, a series of miniature erotic drawings framed in large formats. The series was born from the desire to heal the pain of breaking up with my ex-fiance and figuring out my self-confidence.

Originally, I gravitated toward miniature drawings because my own desires were secrets, they were intimate, and I had to inspect them closely to understand them. The space I needed to learn, heal, rest, and feel free, manifested itself in the wide expansiveness of the mats and frames. Today the works continue to evolve, varying in size but always  addressing self-love, connection, intimacy and emotional intelligence. 

My work has been commissioned throughout South Florida and showcased at Miami’s Pulse Art Fair, Aqua Art Fair and has been featured in Dade Magazine and Art Space and a variety of podcasts. 

 

 

Artist Statement

I am an artist who empowers exploration of sensuality, pleasure and connection through drawings, interactive installations and workshops. By bringing sex out of the shadows and into the light, my work brings to life the beauty of intimate connection and vulnerability.

TinyFcknPix is a series of erotic drawings I created to serve as a space for transforming the world of sexuality while bringing a lightness and curiosity to our most intimate desires. My commissioned works take that a step deeper as I create a visual mantra for my clients in what’s possible for their self-love and love lives. 

My medium extends beyond paper with a bedding product line of pillowcases and throw pillows with my erotic artworks to transform the bedroom into a playful and pleasurable space. 

I also lead workshops and experiential learning, creating spaces and de-stigmatized dialogue where the community can safely explore their sensuality and pleasure. By opening up real conversations around sex, I help women and men interpret their own experiences and develop the language to freely express their desires. This works helps untangle sexual repression and gives permission to explore sensuality, connection and joy within a healthy mindset. The results of these workshops is the experience of creative freedom and reclamation of pleasure. 

By creating artwork that expresses the connections we all share, my goal is to make an imprint on the world by helping others feel seen and heard.

 

Artist CV

EDUCATION

  • Florida International University, Miami, FL, Bachelors of Arts in International Relations, 2009 Bachelors of Fine Art in Art
  • Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD Attended for General Fine Arts
  • New World School of the Arts (NWSA) | Miami Dade College Dual Enrollment, Miami, FL

RESIDENCIES

2020 In Process, YoungArts 2020 Bay Parc Artist Residency

 ART FAIRS

2022  Superfine, Miami Beach, FL

2019 “Peep Show”, Wynwood Art Fair, Directed Art Modern Gallery, Miami, FL

2018 Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, National YoungArts Foundation, Miami Beach, FL

2016 AQUA Art Fair with Signature Gallery, Miami Art Week, Miami Beach, FL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Love Me/Touch Me, Bay Parc Residencies, hosted by Commissioner,  Miami, FL

2019 Speakeasy at the Barbershop, Next Level Barbershop, Miami, FL

2018 TinyFcknPix, Bodhi Wellness Center, Coral Gables, FL

2015 SHIFT, The Maker’s Collective, Miami FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 The Art of Anthropologie, Anthropologie Store, Miami Beach, FL

2019  Within Interdependence, curated by Deana Haggag, YoungArts, Miami, FL

2016 Expressions, Milander Center For the Arts, Hialeah FL

2016 Stark Naked: Bodies, Objects, and the Futility of Desire, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

2014 Sea Rising, A Survey of South Florida Artists, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2013 Sexual Currents, Rodez Art Projects, Miami, FL

2012 Gallery Night at the Museum, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL

2010 Natural Selection, Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL

2009 Young Blood: New World MIXX, Artseen Gallery, Miami, FL

2009 Immurare, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

2008 Timeline, S.F.F.E. Inc., Wynwood, FL

2005 Full Load, Wynwood, FL

2003 Undergraduate showcase, MICA, Decker Gallery, Baltimore MD

LECTURES & PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2021    Guest reader at Bookleggers’ Story Time For Adults, Instagram

2020    Guest speaker, Creative Mornings Miami, Stress! With Patty Suau, Zoom

2019    Guest speaker, Into the Woo, Episode 1 with Life Coach, Jaime Nolan, Podcast

RECOGNITIONS, AWARDS, HONORS

2012 Winner of the Chloe Brand “Attitudes” exhibition competition during Art Basel,SoHo Beach House

2005 Represented Maryland Institute, College of Art at the prestigious Leadershape conference for College students.

2003 YoungArts winner in Visual Art

2002 University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Book Award

2001 Hugh O’Brian World Leadership Congress Ambassador

 

EXPERIENCE

2020 – present   Discipline Coordinator, National Young Arts Week, Miami, FL

2009 – 2013 Curator/Manager of the Bacardi Corporate Art Collection, Bacardi Limited, Miami, Florida; Pembroke, Bermuda; Catano, Puerto Rico

2009 Exhibition designer, 2009, Japan and the Art of War, Bienes Museum,  Ft Lauderdale, FL

2008  Head Curator, BORSCHT Film Festival, CCCV exhibition, Tower Theater, Miami, FL

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

 

2020 – present   Teaching Artist, various schools, Miami, FL

2021            Teaching Artist, Art Camp, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

2018 – present   Teaching Artist, home schooled children, Miami, FL

2019            Teaching Artist, Three Little Birds Academy, Miami Springs, FL

 

WORKSHOPS

2019

  • Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Workshop Series, Flow State Studios, Miami, FL

  • Movement and Tantra, 7411 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL

  • Pillow Talk PS: The Power Of Sensuality, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

  • Integrating the Sacred Feminine/Masculine Energies in collaboration with Francine Madera, Open Eye Crystals, Los Angeles, CA

2018    Pillow Talk PS: Sensuality & Sex, Bodhi Wellness, Coral Gables, FL

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, FEATURES & REVIEWS

2020    El Ultimo Balsero, HBO Latin, feature film by Carlos Rafael Betancourt and Oscar Ernesto Ortega

2019    doBedo mini documentary series, Episode 4: Patty Suau, by Eva Hart

Voyage Magazine, “Check out Patty Suau’s Artwork”

2018    Artspace, “8 Affordable (and Convertible) Artists to Discover at PULSE in Miami” By Nicole Fernandez

2017  Dade Magazine “Patty Suau Want You To Get Up Close To Her Tiny Drawings Of  Intimate Encounters