The Academy’s 2014 Sport Artist of the Year (Painter) Miriam Cabello, is an artist, curator and educator, who has been featured in national and international exhibitions.

Cabello, an award winning artist, was recognized by the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis, Ind. Her “White Ropes” series was exhibited at the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., featuring Aboriginal boxing legends. In addition, Cabello was one of 25 international artists chosen to participate in the “Run with the Fire, London 2012 Olympics” arts project in 2011.

Other career achievements include being the first Australian awarded at the international Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards, for “The Pugilist Passion-Black Jesus.” Cabello was also selected as the official Vatican solo exhibitor during the 2008 World Youth Day festival.

In 2012, she was appointed cultural curator and educator at the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) ceremony, Camden Council.

Through her art, Cabello nurtures a profound interest in social and political issues. Cabello has developed artist talks, surveys and programs for tertiary students. She also established an international student internship program as part of the series’ long-term program.

Prior to dedicating herself fulltime to art and education, Cabello and her brother, Victor Cabello, started a successful graphic design business, which received a four awards at the 2002 Australian Micro Business Awards.

Cabello was born in Santiago, Chile, and now resides in Sydney, Australia. She earned a bachelor’s of art from the University of Sydney in 1988 and a master’s degree in design at the University of Technology in New South Wales, Australia, in 1992. In addition, she has studied the works of major museums and galleries in New York, N.Y., and Florence, Italy.

Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 2,000 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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