ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mia Cross launched her career in 2014, following her graduation from Boston University with a double major in Painting and Sculpture. In 2016 she received the “Emerging Artist Award” presented by the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. Cross has been the recipient of multiple grants, including the Blanche Colman Grant and a Mass MoCa Match Grant. She has also participated in several artist residencies in the past few years, spending several weeks in 2017 at the Vermont Studio Center through a Boston University alumni grant, and a month in 2016 as an artist in residence at the Goetteman Residency at the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibits throughout New England. Currently, Cross’s 140 ft. mural, We the People II, brightens the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston MA. Cross is a member of Fountain Street Gallery and recently moved into a studio at 450 Harrison Ave in the SoWa art district.
ABOUT THE WORK
Through a diverse body of work spanning multiple mediums and themes, Mia Cross explores color, the human figure, and narrative. When painting, Cross pays special care to creating engaging color relationships, sometimes harmonious and sometimes dissonant. Cross stitches her colors together like a quilt, often laying them down with a palette knife and leaving them untouched for the remainder of the painting process. Her recent work explores color relationships that she comes across in everyday life, anywhere from gradients in nature to moments on television, that she then translates to canvas.
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