Artist Bio

Mia Roman a seasoned traveler and self-taught fourth generation artist with a degree in business, a passion for Art, and Certified in energetic holistic indigenous body work as a Medicine Woman has become an internationally recognized visual and Mixed Media Artist, Curator, Expressive Arts Facilitator, Advocate, Educator and Entrepreneur whose visual works have been exhibited and are part of private collections internationally and throughout the United States. Her paintings reflect spirituality, culture, humanism, reality and speak of advocacy for women, culture, and current events.

 

Mia has taught Mixed Media Art at The Children’s Art Carnival in NYC to children ages 4-8 years of age as well as teaching at Riverbank State Park in NYC, The Leroy Neiman Arts Center, The Westbeth Arts Center, La Casa Azul Bookstore, and the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, she also co-founded and facilitated an Expressive Arts program for homeless and displaced children and families at the Ruth Fernandez Family Residence in the South Bronx, as well as conducts private group art/creative workshops, medicine drum and rattle making classes and Shamanic healing circles throughout Florida and the NY metropolitan area.

 

Mia, Founder of Art by Mia and The Women’s Temple has curated several shows in and out of the New York area including but not limited to … Visions of Puerto Rico, Latinas En Foco, Women’s Journey, FEMICIDE, and FAREWELL SILENCE which was a global collaboration of over 300 women sharing their voices through visual arts and pen and paper.  Her works have appeared in numerous exhibitions, universities, galleries and reside in many private collections. Mia has also exhibited and sold her work at the annual Miami Art Basel international art show three years in a row.

 

Mia Roman a self-taught Artist and Entrepreneur is on a MISSION to supply the tools and space where people can explore, heal, and discover themselves freely through creative play by combining her passion for humanity, creativity, and healing! She has founded The Women’s Temple where art is healing and nature is the medicine to wholeness while learning and preserving indigenous culture and tradition. Her concept that Art and Love is the Medicine to Living, rings true to her work and it shows.

 

Curated events

Latinas En Foco, Photo exhibit, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center March 2009

Visions of Puerto Rico photo exhibit, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center June 2009

Day of the Dead Arts Exhibit & Lecture  – Chashama, New York City October 2009

FAREWELL SILENCE – Monologue reading and art exhibit, CSV October 2010

Afro Latino American Crossroads – Abrazo Interno Gallery, NYC 2011

STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ MAMAS Photo Exhibit – El Fogon Arts Center, Bronx NY -  2013

Ruth Fernandez Family Residence Youth art exhibit – 2013 / 2014 

  

Exhibitions

Rhythm and ColorGallery 101 Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – February 2010

FEMICIDE Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Velez cultural center – March 2010

MasqueradeMask exhibit, Richmond VA, 2010

OrishaElegba Folklore Society exhibit, October 2010

Busted in 2 CitiesPA. & NYC Mannequin Bust exhibit, 2010

Raw Realities- Art 6 Gallery, Richmond VA, January 2011

Gods & GoddessessCest le Vie Gallery, Richmond VA, May 2011

Music is LifeWilliamsburg Music Center, NYC, May 2011

GODDESS - Chashama, New York City, June 2011

Holland Exquisite Corpse Art collaboration – Netherlands, November 2011

El Gozo de Crear” - The Galleries at The Interfaith Church Center, NYC, 2011

Sabor Feminina - Feminine Flavor Art Exhibit – Richmond VA, March 2012

Capicu Carneval de Calaveras – Body Painting for Day of the Dead - Brooklyn, NY - 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach – Group exhibition – Miami Fl. - December 2012 & 2013 & 2014

Wynwood Art Gallery – Mixed media Group exhibit – Miami Fl.- 2014

The Isms of Art ~ Dada-Ism – Visual arts exhibit - Virginia 2014

Exquisite Corpse – Visual Arts group show – Virginia 2015

Color… A Multi-Layered Perspective –Solo Art Exhibit – NYC 2015

Her ShieldHer Story – Solo Art Exhibit –NYC - 2016

Creative Roots – 2016 – New Jersey


Teaching Opportunities

Resident Youth Art InstructorRiver Bank State Park, NY 2008 – 2011

Youth Art InstructorChildren’s Art Carnival, Harlem NY 2009– 2011

Children’s Arts InstructorLa Casa Azul Bookstore - East Harlem NYC – Spring/Summer of 2012

Youth Arts Instructor - Leroy Neiman Arts Center – NYC 2012/2013

Women’s Intuitive Arts healing WorkshopNYC 2012 - Ongoing

Youth Arts Instructor - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center– NYC 2011- 2015

Expressive Arts Director and InstructorRuth Fernandez Family Residence – Bronx NY 2013 – 2015

Westbeth Gallery2014- Ongoing – Open classes / Workshops – NYC

Balance Arts Center - 2015Ongoing - Open Classes and Sessions - NYC 
 
Indigenous / traditional Shamanista medicine workshops 
 
Making & Using the Medicine hand drum for healing and playing
Making and using the Rattle for healing and playing
Natural herbs and using them as medicine / baths / burning / cleansing
Medicine bags - Making and using them as medicine pouches
Drumming for healing / dreaming / journeying
Crystals / Stones / Rocks - Healing with nature 
Candle Light Diagnostics
Using herbs to heal, relax and re-energize 
 
 
Illustration Art Designs

Music CD Cover – Diosa del Mar by Obi Kaye 2012

Cover Design & Book illustrations- Transitions of a NuyoRican Cinderella -  2012

Logo Design – Latina Writers Group - 2013

Logo Design – Guapa – DeAlmas Womens Group - 2014

Logo & Marketing Material design - Latina 50 Plus Women’s Leadership  - 2014/2015/2016

Annual Scholarship Gala Program and Invite Designs – National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) - 2015

Cover Design & Book illustrations – The Gift of Loss - 2016

Colors of Rhina Television show - Logo Design - 2016 
 

Published Writing, Articles & Blogs

A Path Paved in Words – Published Chapbook of Poetic writings and short stories

Chamaca ArtsAn online publication for Women

“Kidz Art Stop” Literacy & Arts By Mia - monthly article published in La Reina Buzz NewsLetra


 

Contact Information:

E-Mail: artbymamamia@yahoo.com   

E-Mail: thewomenstemple@gmail.com

Website: http://artsbymia.com