Nina Ghanbarzadeh

365 Artists 365 Days Project: The Show at the Frank Juarez Gallery

365 Artists 365 Days Project: The Show

co-curated by the Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery

June 9 - July 14, 2018

Artist Reception: June 9, 5-8pm

RSVP for Artist Talk

The Frank Juarez Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, WI  53202

Milwaukee, WI — The Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery continue their collaboration with a 365 Artists 365 Days Project: The Show. What began as a one-year project in 2014 transitioned into two, which ended in 2015. Three years later, Frank Juarez, Zina Mussmann, and Rachel Quirk co-curate an ambitious exhibition featuring local, national, and international artists from this project and bringing it to Milwaukee. This exhibition will feature works by Christian Arrecis (Illinois), Jill Christian (New Mexico), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Wisconsin), Samantha Haring (Ohio), Jeanne Heifetz (New York), Colleen Keihm (Illinois), Laurie LeBreton (Illinois), Jennifer Scheuer (Indiana), Emily Swinsick (California), Casey Whittier (Kansas), Connie Wolfe (Illinois), and Ana Perez Ventura (France).

This exhibition runs from June 9 – July 14, 2018, with an artist talk will take place from 4-5pm followed by the reception from 5-8pm on June 9, 2018. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 inside Material Studios & Gallery. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 11am-4pm.

Laure LeBreton, Coming to Quiet, Handmade abaca paper, acrylic paint, 3” – 7” tall, 2015

Laure LeBreton, Coming to Quiet, Handmade abaca paper, acrylic paint, 3” – 7” tall, 2015

About the 365 Artists 365 Days Project

 The 365 Artists 365 Days Project is a curated platform aimed to spotlight contemporary artists on a daily basis from across the country, which blossomed into getting the attention of artists from across the globe such as France, Germany, Slovenia, Australia, Russia, London, Israel and the United Kingdom. Over 700+ artists have been featured. Visit

About the Frank Juarez Gallery

The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. The Frank Juarez Gallery exhibits and supports the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

Photo by Irma Roman, 2014

Photo by Irma Roman, 2014

About the Greymatter Gallery

Greymatter was established in 2011 out of the remnants of an old storage room. It is an artist-run space operated by Rachel Quirk and Zina Mussmann who recognize that artists are a driving force in culture. They believe in the power of artists to build new institutions through the power of collaboration. Their goal is to be a part of this dialogue by working with local and national artists in organizing diverse and thought provoking exhibitions. In 2017, it closed its doors and is now operating as an artist studio.

For further information on the exhibition, please email Frank at or call 920.559.7181.  






INDIANA GREEN 2017: Studio Visits with Nina Ghanbarzadeh and Kevin Miyazaki

Co-curators Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards are at it again. They began their journey visiting artists in their studios for INDIANA GREEN this month. 

INDIANA GREEN is an annual group exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by artists ranging from such as but not limited to: paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition represents personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary practice. In its 8th season it will be working with the following artists: Cristian Andersson (Oshkosh), Stephanie Barenz (Milwaukee), Ray Easley (Fall River), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (New Berlin), Kevin Miyazaki (Wauwatosa), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Jared Patton Plock (Milwaukee), and Kate E. Schaffer (Jackson). 

These studio visits provide us the opportunity to get to know these artists, listen to their creative process, successes and challenges, provide encouragement to pursue their ideas, and to exhibit these works. 

For the next three months, FJG will be introducing you to these artists. 


Nina Ghanbarzadeh was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus in fine art and graphic design in 2013.  She completed two years in RedLine Milwaukee’s artist in residency program in 2015. RedLine is an urban arts laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and also provide access to art to diverse communities. She is now part of Material Studios and Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.

Ghanbarzadeh has participated in a number of group shows in Wisconsin. She is the recipient of Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund, Student Silver ADDY and Fredric R. Layton Foundations Scholarship Awards. She is also a teaching artist and has been involved in many workshops, lectures and presentations.

Recent focus in her work has been the intersection of text and image and the potential of using text to create movement and texture.


Kevin J. Miyazaki is an artist and photographer based in Milwaukee. His artwork often focuses on issues of ethnicity, family history and memory. Within the state, his work has been exhibited at the Haggerty Museum of Art, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Norbert College, the Watrous Gallery and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Miyazaki is a past recipient of a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship and had work included in the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial.  He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.  


All images copyright of the artist and used with permission.