ARTIST STATEMENT

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.

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Education 

2020 - 2021

MA: Design Expanded Practice 

Goldsmiths University of London

2016 - 2019

BA: Textile Design (Weave) 

Chelsea College of Arts, UAL 

2015-2016

Foundation Diploma (Textiles)

Leeds Arts University

Exhibitions / Public Commissions

2021

*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 

2021

2020

Sep 25th - Oct 1st

Boomer Gallery, London

New Wave [Group Exhibition]