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Mia Araujo  Los Angeles, CA

'The Priestess'
Acrylic on wood
'Requiem (For the Damaged)'
Acrylic on wood

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About Mia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mia has long been fascinated by stories and characters, and the multi-faceted complexity that makes each person unique.

Mia believes that all individuals contain an entire universe within them, which is invisible to the naked eye. Her work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within her subjects— their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. It is these qualities that fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for her characters.

Mia draws inspiration from everything, but especially fairy tales, performance art, vintage photography, music, literature, animation, and world cultures.

In May 2007, Mia graduated as valedictorian from Otis College of Art and Design, with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing. The 23-year-old currently shows her work in prominent pop-surrealist galleries across the US. Her work has been published in Spectrum, Society of Illustrators LA, and the Creative Quarterly.

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"this pic is kool!!!!!!"

"i absolutely love them both but my favorite would have to be the first one. She looks sexy but very naughty and yet the other picture she looks guilty but also innocent at the same time- like she regrest what she has done.Absolutely Beautiful. Keep up the good work. :]"

"These are really beautiful! The composition is VERY similar to a British artist named Josephine Wall but her paintings are a lot more colorful. These are more down to earth."

"I'm intrigued by the "personality portraits" style. It give the art meaning; I really enjoy the way she mixes a fun cartoon-like base with reality."

"I love the depth and creativity of these pieces. They are very original and Wonderful to look at."

"these are very pretty, i enjoy looking at them:)"

"I briefly reviewed your blog and some other websites associated with your art, and I like three of your paintings in particular: "Anatomy of a Somnambulist", "Minnie the Moocher", and "Needles in a Haystack"."

"Great work!!"

"this is are nice paintings and have lots of colors"

"i love this artwork flows so smoothly and the colors are so beautifully."

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