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Mia is a farmer, an interdisciplinary artist, and an organizer, who works in fiber, ceramics, and multi-media as material and metaphor for ecological and physical embodiment. 

They are driven by interrogating and betraying whiteness, compost of all kinds, the joys of trans embodiment, and building relationships with kin: human, non-human, and land.

Mia’s work knit threads and questions of accountability, relationship to land and place, and the way those play out on the level of the body. 

The materials they use, such as fibers and ceramics, and the processes-- dying, glaze, and firing, offer ways to alter the substance at a chemical level—real and literal transformation. They are excited by the possibilities of interplay between the form and surface image. Both media have a history, connotation, and possible use as functional objects, and connote the body: in fiber, fabrics and woven structures connote skin, ceramics, bones, and wrinkles. 

“for now we want to be clear that [joy] is not the same thing as happiness. A joyful process of transformation might involve happiness, but it tends to entail a whole range of feelings at once: it might feel overwhelming, painful, dramatic, and world-shaking, or subtle and uncanny. Joy rarely feels comfortable or easy, because it transforms and reorients people and relationships. Rather than the desire to exploit, control, and direct others, it is resonant with emergent and collective capacities to do things, make things, undo painful habits, and nurture enabling ways of being together”

— Joyful Militancy, page 29, carla bergman and Nick Montgomery 



MFA, James Madison University


BA, Tufts University



Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship


 James Madison University Graduate Travel Fellowship



Dehn Summer Research Scholarship

Dehn Summer Research Scholarship




Heretic Territories: Spells for Fracture, Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, Harrisonburg, VA


Corporeogeo, Burrow Gallery, Brooklyn NY


On The Face of It, Grace St. Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA







Key to Success: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore MD

International Fiber Arts Festival: Design Museum Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea


Pop Up: ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

Queer Ecologies Hanky Exhibition: The Future, Minneapolis MN, Pittsburgh PA

10x10 Exhibition: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville MD

Residencies and workshops

2023       Studio Assistant, Gasali Adeyemo's 'Traditional Yoruba Dyeing Techniques with                            Indigo', Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC


2023         TEXERE ​​Independent Fiber Residency, Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico


2022        SWALE house/ Urban Soil Institute Residency, Governor’s Island, NY


2022          Institute for Postnatural Studies  Mutability & Mutualism, Virtual


2021          Art.Coop and Haystack Mountain Craft School of Crafts  Study-Into-Action: The                     Cultural Economy We Want, Virtual


2021          Both/And Collective Somatics for Social Justice, Virtual


2019          Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Keyholder Residency, Hyattsville, MD

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