For the art lover

While many Miami artists have hightailed it to New York and Los Angeles, Naomi Fisher always keeps one foot in Florida. More than a home, the state serves as inspiration for her multimedia works. The daughter of a botanist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden grew up immersed in lush, native and exotic vegetation that eventually became a widely documented subject along with feminism and myths. Her friezes in flora and fauna themes adorning the garden’s new Rose McQuillan Arts Center debut in Spring 2014. It’s been a busy season for Fisher with solo and group shows at the University of Florida and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, respectively, on top of running BFI alternative art space in downtown Miami. We turn to her for art-related gifts.

  • “Grey Area is an innovative company co-founded by Kyle DeWoody that commissions artists to make functional designs. One of my favorites is sculptor Michelle Lopez’s Band-Aid ring.” $100-$298. shopgreyarea.com.

  • “Beyond this Proenza Schouler clutch’s craftsmanship and fun surf motif, art lovers will appreciate its sophisticated references to the Memphis Group and John Divola photographs.” $1,850. proenzaschouler.com.

  • “The new PAMM designed by Herzog and de Meuron is going to be one of the best art museums in the country. Now’s the time to get on board by becoming a member. Joining its Young Collectors Council gives an art patron even more access.” $500. pamm.org.

  • “Great! I’ve Written Something Stupid…Selected Projects by Geir Haraldseth 2005-2012 is by an independent curator in Norway who knows how to slip in a good joke even when discussing critical theory. Since navigating the art world can be complex, I’m dying to read his take on it.” $27. printedmatter.org.

  • Cory Arcangel, who’s had solo shows at the Whitney and MOCA, North Miami, made this metallic foil print that’s a hilarious, post technology conceptual gesture. It’s among several works made by well-known artists to benefit BFI. $500-$1,200. 100 NE 11th Street; basfisherinvitational.com.

  • “Landscape designer Nathalie Karg also commissions artists for limited-edition, outdoor furniture, accessories and sculptures like Jim Drain’s colorful planters inspired by truck tool cases that are perfect for Miami gardens.” $5,000. cumulus-studios.com.

  • “I’ve been exhibiting since 1999 and plan to keep making work until I’m 99. A gift of my work is an investment in made-in-Miami art.” Fredric Snitzer Gallery, 2249 NW First Place; 305-448-8976; snitzer.com.