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Profile: Mia Brownell



Phone: 392-6709


M.F.A.: State University of New York at Buffalo

B.F.A.: Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interest/Current Research

I'm not into agriculture or gardening, but every supermarket I walk into, wherever in America, I am transported to a unique place without seasons. Walls and pyramids of perfectly lit produce stop time and quote biblical notions of Eden. The whole concept of not having a winter is a little absurd, no matter how amazing it looks. The synthesis of these natural and artificial states creates an ambiguity that I find captivating. American attitudes towards food as a commodity fascinate me. My paintings embrace a fusion of traditional still life techniques and scientific models, sublimated by notions of American dyspepsia.

Representative Presentations

Brownell, M., The Park Avenue Armory, International Fair of Contemporary Art on paper, Presented by Samson Fine Art, New York, NY.

Brownell, M., Flash Art Fair, International Fair of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy Presented by Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

Brownell, M., Art Chicago, International Fair of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Presented by Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY


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