Since receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 1996, Mia Pearlman has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries, non-profit spaces and museums, including the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Plaatsmaken (Netherlands), Roebling Hall Gallery (NYC), Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), the Centre for Recent Drawing (London), and Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC) and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL), the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Manchester Art Gallery (UK). Upcoming permanent public art installations include commissions for Liberty Mutual in Boston, and the 80th Street A Train station for the MTA in Queens, New York.
Her work has been featured in over a dozen books on contemporary art, and in both international and domestic press, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Surface Design Journal, Elle Décor Italia, Grafik (UK), Machina (Poland), Computer Arts (UK), and Home Concepts (Singapore). Pearlman has also appeared on PBS Thirteen’s SundayArts and NY1.
Pearlman has participated in many residency programs, including 20x24 Studio (NYC), Proyecto’Ace (Buenos Aires), Byrdcliffe (Woodstock, NY), the Lower East Side Printshop (NYC), and the Vermont Studio Center. In 2012 she was a Fellow at the Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy.
She received a 2011 Artist Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the 2011 Robert Sterling Clark Visual Arts Space Award, which grants a free one-year studio space at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation's Space Program, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2008), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant (2008) and an Established Artist Fellowship from UrbanGlass (2009).
Pearlman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.