For over 25years, Tigertail's image as a risk-taker and a forward-thinking organization has remained intact. Tigertail came out of the alternative space movement in the U.S. and is one of the founders of N.A.A.O. (the National Association of Artists Organizations).
In 1992, after the upheaval of Hurricane Andrew, Tigertail began moving in a different direction. We moved out of the business of "importing art" just to "bring the new" to our community. Our focus is still on the new — work that reflects current directions and thinking in art. We bring in artists from outside of Miami, but they are woven into our "made in Miami" approach. We support Miami artists through substantial programs and provide our artists opportunities to grow and develop. Our projects reflect the dynamics and profile of our city. Tigertail creates its own projects influenced by Miami.