“Witnessing moments of crisis or dissonance in various regions has inspired my work. I am compelled to negotiate the beauty within a disaster, and the terror or disgust within the "hopeful resolution" of current events.”
Mia Feuer was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1981 and received her MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University
Her sculptures and installations are inspired by divergent events such as actual political events occurring in the West Bank, an imagined traffic jam lining an evacuation route from Washington, D.C., and visions of a snow-covered iron truss bridge in Winnipeg, Canada.
Feuer often works with Styrofoam and bright primary colors to create suspended installations and site-specific works that experientially engage viewers. With titles such as “debris” or “collapse” her sculptures are often concerned with what is left after natural disasters, wars or accidents. However, her works possess a bright and airy, at times abstract, quality that resonates with an eerie beauty.
In 2013 she was awarded an Arctic Circle Artist Residency and was also artist-in-residence at The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon. In 2012 she participated in an El Sahara Artist Residency, Dahab, Egypt and was an artist-in-residence at Sculpture Space, Utica, New York.
The artist lives and works in Washington, D.C. and is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture and Art Foundation at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
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