Mia Mai is an emerging Artist, Designer and Researcher. Since graduating from Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) in 2019 with a BA Honours in Textile Design, specialising in weaving, she has since gone on to develop her practice at Goldsmiths University of London where she is currently completing a master’s degree in Design Expanded Practice.
By examining how we are all connected through cloth, Mia's work aims to explore and showcase our human relationship with woven textiles, its universality and the power of the single thread. Since studying Textile Design at university, Mia soon realised her interest in investigating cloth as an intrinsic part of our everyday practice, its social value, relationship with the body, history, and physical attributes.
Her work sets to interrogate cloth as a boundary between the self and the other, between the self and our environment. Cloth as performative. Cloth as a universal language. Mia's visual practice situates around the body, dress, installation, language, architecture, space, interaction, and the art of everyday, circulating around issues concerning time, gender and the digital age.
'Let the threads be articulate again’ - Anni Albers.
2020 - 2021
MA: Design Expanded Practice
Goldsmiths University of London
2016 - 2019
BA: Textile Design (Weave)
Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
Foundation Diploma (Textiles)
Leeds Arts University
Exhibitions / Public Commissions
*upcoming* - 12th August - 5th September
Studio 3 Arts, London
Windows In, Commission, Public Installation
May 1st - June 6th
Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds
Ones To Watch 2021 [Group Exhibition]
- Judges Prize Winner
Sep 25th - Oct 1st
Boomer Gallery, London
New Wave [Group Exhibition]