Washington, DC – Mia was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and her MFA in 2009, from the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mia has received numerous travel/research, production and creation grants from the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and The Lila Acheson Readers Digest Foundation. In 2007, supported by The Winnipeg Arts Council, she traveled to Palestine to facilitate sculptural workshops in the West Bank with Palestinian children. She has received a full two month fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, a two month fellowship at Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, VT and has been invited to participate in a Millay Colony for the Arts residency in 2010 and a residency with Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in 2011. Solo Exhibitions include Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada in 2006, FLUXspace, in Philadelphia, PA and Dorfman Projects, NY, NY in 2009. In 2010, Mia will be showing solo exhibitions at Transformer Gallery, Washington DC, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, The Firehouse Gallery in Burlington VT and The Contemporary Arts Center of Atlanta, Atlanta GA. Mia currently lives and works in Washington, DC and teaches sculpture at George Mason University and American University.