“Using nature and biology as inspiration for most of my paintings, I am currently focused on explor-ing how to create abstract and organic artworks through mixed media, using materials such as acrylic paint, modeling paste, and gesso to design layered and textured pieces. I choose to paint in a nonfigurative way because what I admire most about abstract art is the subjectivity that comes with it. When looking at my paintings, I hope that each person sees and interprets it differently, feeling in-spired in their own unique way. I want to communicate through my art by giving space to the viewer to see whatever they want to see, regardless of my own thoughts about the artwork, and hope that they enjoy the experience of doing so.
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Mia Civita moved to the United States at 18 years old with plans to graduate with a marine biology degree to pursue veterinary medicine. After two years in the biology field, she decided to switch career paths and go back to what she is most passionate about, and now is currently studying Art and Art History in the Florida International University undergraduate program based in Miami, Florida. This year, she has participated in the official opening exhibitions of two galleries by Galeria Azur, one of them in Madrid and the other in Berlin.