Selected works by Mia Feuer

Mia Feuer
Jerusalem Donkey

2015

Papier-mâché, pigments, rope

177.8 x 101.6 x 30.48 cm

Jerusalem Donkey is the result of a series of workshops with Palestinian children. Feuer observed that at various roadblocks in the region it was forbidden for Palestinians to drive motor vehicles. To get around these draconian rules locals used donkeys. The sculpture is an homage to these creatures. Incredibly in 2006 a sinkhole opened up beneath the artist’s storage, swallowing over 60 of the sculptures, the one on display here is a re-creation.

Mia Feuer
Dog Sled

2013

Tar paper found outside of an abandoned Arctic coal mine, petroleum trash collected form the Arctic Sea and from the shores of Arctic Fjords, built on the deck of a three masted tall ship while sailing the Arctic Ocean during the season of the Midnight Sun

4' x 7.5' x 2.5'

The work Dog Sled came after a period of research on the Canadian tar sands and Arctic coal mines. Built in the Arctic environment itself after conversing with her guide about the relative difference between traditional dog-pulled sledge and new snowmobiles, Dog Sled is constructed out of petroleum waste, which when displayed outside the Arctic itself begins to sag as the constituent pieces variously thaw. In this she positions herself as an artist who believes passionately in the transformative potential of art; It is important for contemporary artists to create work that provokes dialogue, asks questions and responds to the times in which they live. Finding herself a part of what has been termed the Anthropocene – a time in the earth’s history in which human actions shape the planet – her work has explicit ties to the impact of our actions upon our environment. 

© Natasha Hoare, 2015


Mia Feuer's Biography

Mia Feuer
Born in 1981, Winnipeg, Canada
Lives and works in Washington D.C, USA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015
Synthetic Seasons, The Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB
Mesh, Locust Projects, Miami FL

2014
ANTEDELUVIAN, The University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Flooded Lecture Series, DCCAH 5x5 Public Arts Initiative, The Anacostia River, Washington DC

2013
An Unkindness, NOW- Contemporary Artist Series, The Corcoran Museum, Washington DC
Solo Exhibition, RARE: Gallery of Architecture and Design, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Natural and The Manufactured, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon

2012
Architecture of the Present, solo booth, E-merge art fair, CONNERSMITH Gallery, Washington DC
Rebirth, Dickinson College Gallery, Carslile, PA

2011
Stress Cone, Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC

2010
The Bridge, The Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, GA
Suspended Landscape, Solo Exhibition, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
Evacuation Route with Rubies, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Dissonance/Resonance, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT

2009
Debris, Dorfman Projects, New York, NY
Displacement, FLUXspace Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Collapse, VCU MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA

2006
A Land That Buries Its Children, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2015
NADA Art Fair, Locust projects, Miami, FL!
Champagne Life, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2014
Neighbors, group show, The Katzen Museum, Washington DC

2012
Sondhiem Semi-finalist Show, Baltimore, MD
Trawick Sapphire Exhibition, Bethesda, MD
Call and Response 3, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC

2011
(e)merge Art fair, Conner Contemporary, Capital Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
Site Aperture, Flashpoint Gallery, curated by Danielle Osteen, Washington, DC
Washington Project for the Arts Exhibition Auction and Gala, curated by Helen Fredrick

2010
ALPTRAUM, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
Prospectus, Durham Art Guild, Durham, North Carolina
Synergy, New works by the 2011 District of Columbia Commission for the Arts and Humanities Fellows, The Corcoran Gallery of Art

2009
Lights Out, New Works by Seven Below Artists in Residence, The Annex, Burlington, VT
For Lovers, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2008
The Same Thing Is Happening Twice, The Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD
VCU Sculpture + Extended Media MFA Candidacy Exhibition, Richmond, VA
Here and Now, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC
VCU at Pratt, Pratt Graduate Gallery, New York, NY
Grey Area Stake Out, Crane Arts Centre, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Stretch, Stroke, Bulge, The Annex Gallery. Winnipeg, MB