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Mia Weiner

Mia Weiner (USA)

an artist’s statement

Mia Weiner is a fiber artist whose work deals with intimacy, memory and the body. Mia grew up in Chicago and completed her BFA in Fiber at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Through embroidery, lace, and devore, Mia’s work explores memory, nostalgia, and the ghost. Mia is very interested in embroidery as a way to draw and how drawing is transformed as it becomes stitched. Because of the labor, care, time, and loaded history of the medium, the embroidered image holds a unique level of intention and weight. The portraits of the conjoined people are intimate declarations that explore togetherness and attachment. Thinking of the body as a vessel, what does it mean to share your body? Everyday fabric surrounds us and we use it to cover our bodies. The white linen becomes the skin of these bodies, while also functioning as paper with ink. These works question the boundaries of identity, intimacy and the body. www.miaweiner.com 74

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