Two person show at the Hunterdon Art Museum
September 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020


Real Art Ways Catalogue Essay by Gil Scullion
A catalologue has been printed to accompany the solo exhibition Mia Brownell: Plate to Platelets on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford August 15 to September 30, 2018.

FALL 2018


Artist Residency 
I am looking forward to being a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome this October.  Made possible by current grant and sabbatical awards from Southern Connecticut State University.
August - September 30th
Mia Brownell: Plate to Platelets@ Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT August 16 – September 30.  Opening Thursday, August 16 6-8pm. Curated by David Borawski
August - september 25th
Summer Selection. Artsy group show Waterhouse & Dodd New York

August - September 9th
Do you feel me? Artsy group show with Sloan Fine Art
September – October 14th
The Real Unreal: Realism Now@ The Gallery WCSU in Danbury, CT September 6 – October 14. Opening Thursday, September 6 6-8pm. Curated by Jane Rainwater. Exhibiting Artists: Mia Brownell, Leeah Joo, Jennifer Knaus, and Nathan Lewis
Artwork in singular events
October 9th
On Tuesday, October 9, the New York Academy of Art will celebrate its annual Take Home a Nude Art Auction & Party at Sotheby’s.
October 20th
Sour Milk@ 73 Orchard Place in Greenwich, CT on Saturday, October 20th4:30-8:30pm. A group of selected artists are given 48 hours to transform a house before it is demolished. Curated by Ben Quesnel and Christine Stiver
Featured in Hi-Fructose collected box set #4
Exhibition catalogs with essays by Gil Scullion
Cover Art for Margot Schilpp’s new book of poetry
Featured in upcoming University of Rhode Island’s issue of the Ocean State Review


Works now available at Waterhouse & Dodd NYC:

15 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
Telephone + 1 212 717 9100
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-6pm
Saturdays by appointment


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Ladder & Key


WINTER 2018 IN DENVER. New Paintings exploring a limited palette.

MIA BROWNELL: Plates to Platelets

and Other Things That Travel and Bind


The Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities

University of Colorado at Denver

Curated by Simon Zalkind

January 11 – March 8, 2018

Opening reception: January 11


Goodwin Fine Art

1255 Delaware Street, Denver 80204

January 12 – February 24, 2018

Opening reception: January 12

In this new series Plate to Platelets: and other things that travel and bind I simultaneously draw on scientific images of platelets (tiny blood cells shaped like plates) and the history of the painted food still life. My inspirations focus on the 17th century still life tradition of plates being painted on the precipice of a table’s edge (often looking like they are about to fall) and how platelets rush to the site of damage to repair. I fantasize about what the cultural/social equivalents to platelets could be, as well as, other things that travel and bind in and outside of our bodies.

These paintings dissect and interweave fundamental elements of nature, food, and culture – of movement, and impulse - that might be labeled theatric. My motivations stem from the confluences between the seductive excesses of food culture, the vanity and illusionism of traditional still life painting, and the constructed spaces of computer generated scientific imaging. I imagine the entanglement between the consumerist idealization of food with its biological engineering and the molecular strains that then interact with our bodies. The space I paint attempts to capture this paradoxical perspective, one that is equally rational and fantastical, material and in constant flux. If we are what we eat, what are we becoming? These entanglements reveal a new nature of food and the cultures that adopt or are dependent on it. Food and science have become dynamic fields for both exploration and manipulation and we are made vulnerable and powerful by it.   


Stand Still - A Still Life Show @ Allouche Gallery
OPENING Thursday, October 26 from 6-9
Allouche Gallery
82 Gansevoort St NYC

Take Home a Nude/New York Academy of Art
Sotheby's NYC
Wednesday, October 11 from 6-8  


'Plate to Platelets: and other things that travel and bind'

New Paintings by Mia Brownell exploring biology and still life as metaphor for fragility and strength.  Opening January 2018 in Denver:

The Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities

University of Colorado at Denver

Curated by Simon Zalkind

January 11 - March 8, 2018

Goodwin Fine Art

1255 Delaware Street, Denver  80204  303.573.1255

January 12 - February, 2018


Featured in the summer issue of At Buffalo page 22! :)


Sloan Fine Art Salon
Featuring small works by 
Mia Brownell, Susan Siegel, Aaron Smith, Brad Woodfin 
At Bert Green Fine Art, 8 S Michigan Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60603
Reception: Saturday, May 14th, 5 to 8pm

Exhibition: May 14 through June 25, 2016
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 to 5pm and by appointment 

Working on new paintings for the Fulginiti Pavillion Gallery located on the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. The Exhibition is planned for Fall 2017 and is being curated by Simon Zalkind.


Paintings are currently on display in Hong Kong and New Haven!

I have several paintings on display at the US Embassy in Hong Kong and at the new gallery at Southern Connecticut State University! Watch Consul General Clifford Hart talk about my paintings : Click HERE. 

Contributor to Alix Sloan's new book "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists". Pick up your copy on Amazon.

Honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the Connecticut Art Education Association Conference in Cromwell on 10/28/15 !!

My work is featured on line with Contemporary Aesthetics

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