The scientific and museum context identifies a system based on order, fact, and discovery. It is within this system of scientific display, process, and ideology that my work exists. I am inspired by science and, in it, our ability to discover wonder.
Wonder is not a static moment; it is the process of moving from the unfamiliar towards understanding, a marvel that incites a desire to realize truth. By investigating scientific processes and contexts I can present real and imaginary objects that hint at the multilayered discoveries of understanding, innovation, and beauty found in nature.
Mia Mulvey earned her BFA from Arizona State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her ceramic sculptures are inspired by natural history, science, and early museum practices. Mulvey actively exhibits her work nationally and internationally and has had recent solo shows in Colorado and Michigan. She recently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum in the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition. Her grants and awards include a Colorado Council on the Arts fellowship and a Kohler Arts in Industry residency. She is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Denver.