Firehouse Theater’s Featured Artist Mixes Things Up

“Color Me In”  is an exhibit of remarkable oil paintings by Mia Cross which can be viewed at the Firehouse Theater in Newburyport from August 16 to September 10.

Her original and layered work features whimsical yet wistful portraiture composed from a mosaic of color swatches and patterns.  It is inspired by the artist’s love of vintage objects and clothing.

Cross graduated with a BFA from the College of Fine Arts of Boston University in 2014, where she double majored in painting and sculpture. In 2016, Cross received the Emerging Artist Award at the Danforth Museum Art Annual and was honored to receive a Blanche E. Colman Grant. More recently, Cross was selected as a finalist for the Walter Feldman Fellowship, and, in October of 2016, she served as the Goetemann Artist in Residence in Gloucester, MA.

In 2017 Cross was featured in the 36th Volume of Studio Visit Magazine, was awarded a Mass MoCA Match Savings Grant, and received a Bruce J. Anderson Grant to exhibit a curated show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester. This fall she will attend the Vermont Studio Center as an artist in residence under a Boston University Alumni Fellowship Grant.

Cross is a member of Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, and is represented by 13FOREST Gallery in Arlington. She exhibits throughout New England and New York in juried and invitational exhibitions and her work can be found in numerous collections including the Hotel Commonwealth of Boston.

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