About Mia Feuer
Born in Winnipeg, Mia Feuer received a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and an MFA in 2009 from the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. The artist currently lives and works in Oakland where she is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at California College of the Arts.
Feuer has received numerous travel, research, production, and creation grants from the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Lila Acheson Wallace – Reader’s Digest Wallace Foundation. In 2007, with the support of the Winnipeg Arts Council, she traveled to Palestine to facilitate research and workshops in the West Bank with Palestinian children. Feuer has received several fellowships including: Vermont Studio Center, Seven Below Arts Initiative, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts, The Macdowell Colony, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Sculpture Space. Other achievements include the D.C. Commission for the Arts & Humanities Fellowship (2011), the Trawick Prize (2011), and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts (2012).
In 2011 she conducted research in Egypt during the Revolution, and in 2012 and 2013 gained unprecedented access to the Alberta Tar Sands. She has participated in an Arts and Science expedition to the Arctic with The Arctic Circle (2013) and as a visiting artist at The Banff Centre during the Re:Making residency lead by Peter von Tiesenhausen (2014). Solo exhibitions have been held at: FLUXspace, Philadelphia; Transformer, Washington; Arlington Arts Center; The Firehouse Gallery, Burlington; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; CONNERSMITH., Washington; Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle; RAW: Gallery of Architecture & Design, Winnipeg; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; and duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg.
In 2014 Feuer curated the Flooded Lecture Series, which took place on boats in the Anacostia River in Washington. Recently, she has been conducting research in the devastated bayous of the Gulf Coast and is currently developing several projects with the federally unrecognized Indigenous Pointe-au-Chien and Isle de Jean Charles communities. Upcoming residencies include the Va Space Residency in Isfahan, Iran (June 2015) and the Gullkistan residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland (January 2016).