Gallery Room 2

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Artist Biography

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MIA FUNK

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.