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Recent: Solo exhibition of The Memory of Water at Galerie Olympe de Gouges, 11 rue de l'Odéon, 75006 PARIS. August 2016

Solo exhibition at The Sorbonne, Panthéon 1 of The Creative Process and large figurative works from The Memory of Water series. March 2016. Show traveling to leading universities UC Berkeley, MIT, Oxford, University of Edinburg, University of Milan, among others.



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.


2016–  The Creative Process exhibition traveling to leading universities

2015  Galerie Olympe de Gouges, Paris. Solo exhibition. October 2016

2015  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris. Winter show. January 2016

2014  La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, Noyers sur Serein. Summer show

2014-  Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris. Ongoing exhibition of portraits of jazz legends.

2013  American University in Paris. Solo exhibition. 5 March - 4 April

2014  Irish in Europe Exhibition - Halles Saint-Gery, Brussels

2013  deYoung Museum, San Francisco (Another World is Possible group exhibition + projection/installation at the War Memorial Veterans Building)

2013  Headline Artist at The Irish in Europe Exhibition, Les Halles St Géry, Brussels.

2012  Grand Palais, Paris. Official Selection - Salon des Artistes Français/Art en Capital.

2012Kinsale Art Gallery, Guinness Jazz Festival exhibition, invited artist.

2011  Guinness Jazz Festival exhibition. Headline artist – commissioned to paint the portrait for the 30th anniversary of the festival.

2011  Brown Thomas/Selfridges (UK). Solo exhibition.

2012–2011  KBK, Paris. Permanent evolving solo exhibition.

2011  Cork Visitor Centre. Solo exhibition.

2011Galway Arts Festival. Large works from Inside the Artist’s Studio series.

2011Galerie Iconclastes, Paris. Large works from Inside the Artist’s Studio and The Lotus Eaters series (in conjunction with Her Royal Majesty Arts & Literary Magazine).

2010-  JSC Modern Gallery (portraits of Francis Bacon week of Art Paris + various times throughout the year).

2010-2013  Selective Art Gallery, Paris & network of Italian galleries (Permanent revolving group show + various European art fairs).

2009   The Royal Dublin Society (group art show in conjunction with The B.A./Doorway Gallery)

2009   The B.A. now The Doorway Gallery. Solo exhibition.

2008    The Royal Dublin Society (art fair - BlueLeaf Gallery)

2008    Greenlane Gallery. Solo exhibition in their Paris gallery and various group exhibitions in their Irish sister gallery.

The above is a brief selection of Funk's exhibition history and does not include the a number group shows and art fairs she has participated in through the years.

Funk's work and commissioned portraits may also be seen on permanent exhibition in a number of public collections, including Dublin Writers Museum, Centre Culturel Irlandais de Paris, American Writers Museum (forthcoming), and Office of Public Works, among others.