Mia Weinberg

ARTIST

Mia Weinberg’s work is deeply grounded in her belief that art has the potential to serve as a point of focus—a spark—that can lead us to become more present and engaged in our world.

Mia Weinberg - Artist in a Hardhat

ARTIST STATEMENT

Mia Weinberg’s work is deeply grounded in her belief that art has the potential to serve as a point of focus—a spark—that can lead us to become more present and engaged in our world.
By presenting the ordinary in extraordinary ways she aspires to re-awaken viewers to the wonder and mystery of those common things in our world that are so often overlooked. She explores connections between the natural environment and the places where we live, our personal memories, and our collective civic and cultural stories. Mia’s public art projects are designed to resonate with the location where they will be placed. Her creative process involves an initial phase of research that enables her to develop a fuller understanding of the geography, diverse cultural histories, and natural environment of the site surrounding a project. It is a process she particularly enjoys, as she is keen to ensure that her public installations are relevant to the people who encounter them.

ARTIST

BIOGRAPHY

Born in London, England, Mia Weinberg left a career in industrial manufacturing, and moved to Vancouver in 1987. Since graduating from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1994, her installation and photo-based art has been exhibited across Canada and in Europe, and is held in public and private collections locally and internationally. Mia has collaborated with artists, ballet dancers and musicians. For the past decade, Mia has specialised in creating site-specific public art combining her professional training and years of experience as an artist with a background in materials technology, industrial engineering, and production control. She has demonstrated adaptability and excellent communication skills when coordinating with Arts Councils, project managers, architects, subcontractors and community members.

Mia is a strong advocate for the arts, a Past President of CARFAC BC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens), and an active member of Women In Architecture. She has been a guest instructor at Emily Carr University, Simon Fraser University and San Diego State University, and has served on a number of public art juries. At the 2017 conference of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Mia presented her talk “Insights from an artist in a hardhat: integrating public art into architectural projects.”

PUBLIC ART
Mia’s public art projects are designed to resonate with the location where they will be placed. She explores connections between the natural environment and the places where we live, our personal memories, and our collective civic and cultural stories.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMS
Mia Weinberg uses her scanner to create digital photograms that call attention to the tiniest fragments of organic matter. She believes there is potential in the microscopic to reawaken us and bring us face to face with something we too often forget: that life on this earth is full of wonder, full of mystery.
ART CONSULTING
As an art consultant Mia sources and supplies original and reproduction art, offers consultation and installation services for interior designers, developers, architects, hospitals, seniors’ residences, strata corporations and businesses.
SALES
Photograms are available matted and framed as well as licensing digital version and commissions are accepted for both photograms and public art. Contact Mia for additional information.

What They’re Saying

  • Mia, I wanted to express my deep gratitude to you. The piece I took home yesterday is astonishing and as I know you saw yesterday, moves me deeply. I’ve spent much time already “seeing” many many things and then this morning I turned it upside down and saw more. There are hundreds of Angels, Guides, Fairies, Elves, Animals and other creatures I can’t put a name to. And when I pull back, I see it as a whole world. A world protected by these figures. I’m honoured to have your essence in my home.

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