Mia Watkins is a Victoria based visual artist working primarily with oil painting. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria. Her work has been exhibited in Victoria and Vancouver, most recently at "Art Victoria Now" a Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria group show. Her work has been featured in print and online art magazines including the Unexposed Magazine (2014). 

Mia's work portrays ideas of escapism from one's physical self through breaking, blurring, and negating the solid form in portraiture. She focuses on presence rather than narrative and through contrasting elements of surrealism and realism she leaves her painting open to interpretation.

Education

2013           BFA, University of Victoria, Visual Arts, Victoria BC

Exhibitions

Solo

2015           'Remember Now the Still and Quiet Places', Ministry of Casual Living, Odeon Alley, Victoria BC

2014       'All About Humans', The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC 

2014           'Solstice Café Show', Solstice Cafe, Victoria BC 

Group

2018           'Pigeon Bay Art Exhibition', Pigeon Bay Hall, Pigeon Bay, New Zealand

2017           'Art Victoria Now', Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC

2016           'Boxed Sanctuary', The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria BC

2016           'Lowden - Watkins - Jonker', The Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria BC

2015           'This Could Be Yours', The Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC

2013       'WORK', UVIC Grad Show, The Audain Gallery & Atrium, Victoria BC

2009   'Grad Show', Ferry Building Gallery, Vancouver BC

2009   'Scholarship Show', Arts Pacific Gallery, Bowen Island BC 

Professional Experience

2017-18 Volunteer Gallery Minder, Orion Powerhouse Gallery, Akaroa, New Zealand

2016-18 Programs and Operations Manager, The Bateman Foundation, Victoria BC

2017 Volunteer Member, Emerging Museum Professionals Sub Committee, Victoria BC

2016 Programs and Operations Assistant and Marketing Coordinator, The Bateman Foundation, Victoria BC

2016 Member of Curatorial Committee, The Bateman Foundation, Victoria BC

2014-15 Gallery Assistant, The Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC

2013-16 Gallery Assistant and Marketing Coordinator, The Bateman Foundation, Victoria BC

2013 Communications and Marketing Coordinator, The Bateman Foundation, Victoria BC

2012-13 Volunteer Marketing Assistant, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC

2011 Creative Intern, Copeland Communications, Victoria BC

2009 Gallery/Administrative Assistant, Young Canada Works, Bowen Island Art Gallery, Bowen Island BC

Media Coverage

2014   ”All About Humans”, Exhibit V (video feature), April 2014

2014 The Unexposed Magazine (featured artist). Spring Issue 2014, April 2014

2014   The Region Magazine (featured artist), January 2014.

2013            Art Darlings (featured artist), Art Blog, September 2013.

Awards

2017            Best in 2D, 'Art Victoria Now', Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC

2009 1st Place, Daniel Dulong Memorial Scholarship, Bowen Island Arts Council, Bowen Island BC

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