L'HEURE BLEUE, oil on canvas, 200 x 315 cm
L'HEURE BLEUE, oil on canvas, 200 x 315 cm
THE ISLAND, oil on canvas, (diptych) 2 x 162 x 130cm
THE ISLAND, oil on canvas, (diptych) 2 x 162 x 130cm
THE MEMORY OF WATER I, oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm
THE MEMORY OF WATER I, oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm
AUTUMN, oil on canvas, (diptych) 2 x 162 x 130 cm
AUTUMN, oil on canvas, (diptych) 2 x 162 x 130 cm
WAITING II, oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm
WAITING II, oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm
 Funk at work in her studio

Funk at work in her studio

MEMORY OF WATER II, oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
MEMORY OF WATER II, oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
BENEATH THE ICE, oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm
BENEATH THE ICE, oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm
ISOLA, oil, gouache and succhi d'erba on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
ISOLA, oil, gouache and succhi d'erba on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
TWO WOMEN, oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
TWO WOMEN, oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
Study for White Heat, mixed technique, 40 x 32 cm
Study for White Heat, mixed technique, 40 x 32 cm
Installation at The Sorbonne, March 2016
Installation at The Sorbonne, March 2016
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White Sands - Paxos, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
White Sands - Paxos, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Study for AUTUMN, mixed technique, 40 x 32 cm
Study for AUTUMN, mixed technique, 40 x 32 cm
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La Sorbonne - Solo exhibition
La Sorbonne - Solo exhibition
Mémoire de l'eau IV, oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm
Mémoire de l'eau IV, oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm
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BIOGRAPHY

Mia Funk has participated in several international juried competitions including the Salon d’Automne Paris, for which she won the Prix de Peinture 2009. She has shown at the Grand Palais, official selection of the Salon des Artistes Français 2012. She was selected for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013, was a finalist in Sky Television’s Art Competition London 2010, and The Guardian Newspaper’s London Lives Competition 2010, Aesthetica Magazine’s Prize 2010, was nominated for the Celeste Prize 2010, won the Thames & Hudson Prize 2010. In 2015, Indiana University Northwest created the Mia Funk Spirits Prize. She has exhibited widely and is known for her figurative and portrait work. She was commissioned to do a painting for the 30th anniversary of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and is presently doing the group portraits for the American Writers Museum. She has been a visiting lecturer at a number of universities, and The Creative Process travelling exhibition of her portraits and interviews with notable writers, filmmakers and other artists is being exhibited at leading universities around the world, beginning with the Sorbonne in March 2016.

Her artwork is held in several public, private and corporate collections, including the U.S. Library of Congress, Dublin Writers Museum, UC Berkeley, Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, FIU World Art Collection in Amsterdam, Office of Public Works, and forthcoming in the collections of the American Writers Museum, University of Oxford, MIT, University of Milan, University of Edinburgh, Sorbonne, among others.

As a writer and interviewer, she produces a column and podcast for Litro (UK) and the Portrait of a Writer column for TinHouse.com, and contributes to various national publications. She is on the National Advisory Council of the American Writers Museum.