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My artwork celebrates cultural hybridity and transnational movement. As a British-Japanese artist born in Australia and currently studying and living in Scotland, my paintings are influenced by the range of cultures and places that I am rooted in and have routed through. I work primarily in media that require hand-preparation, including egg tempera, sumi ink, handmade paper and lino print.

 

Education

MA Fine Art, University of Edinburgh (2017 - Present).
UAL Level 4 Diploma in Art and Design (2016-2017) - Distinction.

 

Exhibitions

'AfroScot: The World is Beautiful’ Exhibition, AfroScot Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2022.

'Under the Same Sky' Exhibition, Riana Raouna Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2022.

Visual Arts Scotland's Annual Exhibition, 2022. 

Visual Arts Scotland's Exhibition 'Surge,' TATHA Gallery, Dundee, Scotland, 2021.

Riana Raouna Gallery, 2021: https://www.rianaraouna.com/artists/32-mia-takemoto/

Hampstead Art Society's Summer Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, England, 2021.

RBA RISING STARS Exhibition, 2021.
MAFA Collective 'Error 404' Exhibition, 2021. (Co-Curator)
Scottish Portrait Award Longlist Exhibition, 2020.
'Room With a View,' Google Arts & Culture Exhibition, 2020.
Autonomy Collective Exhibition at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2020.

 

Awards

Winner of the Astaire Art Prize, 2022.


Awarded the Andrew Grant Bursary for outstanding work by a graduating student, 2022.


Shortlisted for the Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Award, 2022.


Selected for The Royal Society of British Artists’ RISING STARS Exhibition, 2021.


Longlisted for Scottish Portrait Award, 2020.