CMA’s talented pool of Teaching Artists include Mia Erdos, a Brooklyn-based visual artist. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology where she focused on sculpture and painting. Mia’s interested in abstraction and the way color, form and space relate. She takes a minimalistic approach with her work and nature is one of her strongest influencers.
Tell us about your artistic practice and how working with children inspires you.
I’m still trying to figure myself out as an artist because I haven’t found my niche yet. But something about the children’s innocence is what inspires me and puts a smile on my face. That’s something I would like to capture and express in my artwork. I want to share this feeling with my viewers.
Do you have a favorite memory of making art as a child?
My favorite memory was my art teacher’s priceless reaction the first time I wanted to create an abstract painting instead of the still lives she assigned. She was in shock that I wanted to veer off the traditional ways, and was curious to know where I picked this up.
What do you enjoy most about working at CMA?
The amazing people I get to meet and interact with!