Mia Bergeron, ‘Ascending’, 2019, Gallery 1261
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Mia Bergeron

Ascending, 2019

Oil on aluminum
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
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Denver
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Gallery 1261
Denver

Mia Bergeron's interest in art was cultivated early on, beginning with continuous exposure to …

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Mia Bergeron
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In her expressive, photorealistic portraits, Mia Bergeron combines classical figuration with an idiosyncratic and gestural approach to the surface. Grounded in careful observation and draughtsmanship, her work tests the boundaries between abstraction and representation, seeking the moment just before a figure dissolves into its ground. Bergeron, who often represents the female form, says: “I find that portraying women feels as if I am holding a mirror to myself, painting my own gender as subject matter.” This preference lends her work an autobiographical quality, which is enhanced by the ambiguity of her gestures: the abstract smears, brushstrokes, and subtle disintegration of the figure suggest the merging of painter and sitter.

Mia Bergeron, ‘Ascending’, 2019, Gallery 1261
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About the work
Gallery 1261
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Mia Bergeron's interest in art was cultivated early on, beginning with continuous exposure to visual works through her parents' graphic design firm in New York City. In 1998, Mia studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. After taking foundational courses at RISD, Mia decided to pursue a more traditional …

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Painting
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Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Mia Bergeron
American
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In her expressive, photorealistic portraits, Mia Bergeron combines classical figuration with an idiosyncratic and gestural approach to the surface. Grounded in careful observation and draughtsmanship, her work tests the boundaries between abstraction and representation, seeking the moment just before a figure dissolves into its ground. Bergeron, who often represents the female form, says: “I find that portraying women feels as if I am holding a mirror to myself, painting my own gender as subject matter.” This preference lends her work an autobiographical quality, which is enhanced by the ambiguity of her gestures: the abstract smears, brushstrokes, and subtle disintegration of the figure suggest the merging of painter and sitter.

Mia Bergeron

Ascending, 2019

Oil on aluminum
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
Location
Denver
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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