MiaMya Dawson

 Mia Mya Dawson’s work is an abstract thing of beauty.

Her paintings and drawings, sometimes based on a grid, explore the subtleties of color while using marks to create a vibrant source of movement. While it’s easy to connect her work to 1970s abstractionists like Frank Bowling, it also feels very contemporary.

 // Mia Mya’s available work //

exhibition history

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

Superbloom, organized by Erin McCluskey Wheeler // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // April 2022

Books, Man // organized by Mike Monteiro NIAD Art Center 2019

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Can Did // organized By Julio Rodriguez NIAD Art Center 2018

All Of The Light // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2017

Affinity // organized by Tim Buckwalter Museum of Northern California Art Chico 2017

Flying Like A Rock // Public Annex Portland Oregon 2017

The Fourth Dimension // organized by Marja Galpin van der Loo NIAD Art Center 2017

Variations On a Theme // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2016

Symbols Formally Known As Words // organized by Marja van der Loo Yali’s Café Oxford Street Berkeley 2016

Mayor Tom Butt Selects The Art Of NIAD// Richmond Mayor’s Suite Richmond 2016

Arista Dawson // Yali’s Cafe Berkeley, California 2015

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015

The Wild Ones // Women’s Cancer Resource Center Oakland 2014

Hand To Hand: The Emerging Artists Of UCPLA And NIAD Art Center // Organized by Anuradha Vikhram Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City; NIAD Art Center 2014

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

A Light That Never Goes Out: Continuing Traditions In Abstraction // NIAD Art Center 2013

Breaking Barriers // organized by Patricia Watts Marin Community Foundation, Novato 2013


Contra Costa Times: Richmond’s NIAD Makes Art Affordable And Accessible (2012, November)