Va Artist-in-Residence

Mia Feuer

Artist
Based in San Francisco, CA
http://www.miafeuer.com/

Va Artist-in-Residence
July 13 — 20, 2015
Va Lecture
Friday, July 17, 2015, 17:00 IRST

Biography

Mia is a Canadian artist who lives and works in the US. She says about her work: “I construct works that investigate the tensions of separated or violated spaces. I create installations that reference collapsing architecture, decayed infrastructure, failed industry and destroyed landscapes. My artistic practice is fueled by self-directed, on-site research that resonates with my commitment to social and environmental justice. I create immersive installations; site-specific sculptural environments that references the immersive nature of my research. I have created works in response to places such as the ominous Megiddo Intersection near Nazareth, a checkpoint in Bethlehem, an evacuation route in Washington D.C., a burned police station in post- Mubarak Suez, a crumbling ancient city in Jordan, toxic reclamation sites in the Tar Pits of Northern Alberta, and most recently a sailing expedition to The Arctic Circle during the season of the midnight sun. I am inspired by how each of these sites informs the next throughout my ongoing investigation of global energy addiction and consumption. My work may appear destructive, but I believe it can provoke new beginnings in the re-imagination of the physical world.” In 2011, she was awarded the Trawick Prize and in 2012, the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at institutions such as FLUXspace, Philadelphia; Transformer Gallery, Washington DC; Arlington Arts Center, Virginia; The Firehouse Gallery, Burlington; The Contemporary Arts Center of Atlanta; CONNERSMITH Gallery, Washington, DC; Goodyear Gallery, Carlisle; RAW: Gallery of Architecture and Design, Winnipeg; and The Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC. Feuer teaches sculpture at George Mason University.