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Artists Bio : Mia Funk

Listed in The Sixth Edition of 'ADAMS, A Buyers Guide to Irish Art'

Mia Funk trained at the Ateliers Beaux-Arts, Paris. She has participated in number of international juried competitions including the Salon d’Automne Paris, for which she won the Prix de Peinture 2009. She was a finalist in Sky Television’s Art Competition London 2010, and The Guardian Newspaper’s London Lives Competition 2010, and was selected as artist in residence at FIUWAC, Amsterdam 2007. Her work has been highlighted on radio, television and numerous art publications, and was a finalist in Aesthetica Magazine’s 2010 Creative Works Competition. She has exhibited widely and is known for her figurative and portrait work. Her paintings are held in a number of public, private and corporate collections.


Artist's statement


When I am obsessed with something, I tend to reflect that obsession at every turn. Be it memory, the perversity, isolation and complexity of the human condition, or whatever the concept or theme that’s on my mind at that particular time, I try to be provocative and playful and create a visually impacting work using oil on canvas, moving the paint like a dream/nightmare until I’m satisfied with the effect of the images coming through. I think people have a capacity now to accept strange and I hope some of my work holds up to that.


I want to disorientate the viewer and make the unfamiliar familiar and vice versa. I think, from all my years visiting galleries and art shows, that one is bombarded by so many images, that it’s hard for the artist today to create some thought-provoking piece that the viewer will come away with and stick in their mind. Creating paintings that have an impact that people will remember long after seeing – this is my objective and aim.

Awards and Honours

Cork Jazz Festival commemorative poster 2011

Sky Television Arts Competition London 2010 - Finalist

The Guardian Newspaper's London Lives Competition 2010 finalist

Prix de Peinture 2009 at the Salon d'Automne, Paris

Thames and Hudson Picture Works

Aesthetica Magazine UK, Creative Works Finalist


Recent Exhibitions

Galerie Selective Art Paris,

Salon d’Automne Paris 2010 and 2009

Exposition Universal Shanghai 2010

Buckley Fine Art

Leinster Gallery

Oisin Gallery

Sandford Gallery


Mia Funk is also listed in the Sixth Edition of 'ADAMS, A Buyers Guide to Irish Art'


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