Mia B. Adams is a Phoenix-born internationally exhibited artist that currently resides in Arizona. Adams holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in Intermedia from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
By delving into topics of race, discrimination, and social hierarchies, Adams is actively exploring and challenging the interconnections between art and social justice through her studio practice. Working across various mediums, her work is a response to ongoing social and political issues and resides as a visual timestamp of the struggles people of color continue to face in contemporary society. Adams has exhibited her work internationally and made her international debut in September of 2020 at the Ibrida Festival of Intermedia Arts in Forlì, Italy. Presently, Adams' work is on view at Tucson Museum of Art's 2020 Arizona Biennial.
As a visual artist, I use sculpture, installation, photography, and video to challenge the ideas of our society through social and political confrontation. My work is a reflection of ongoing issues that exist in our communities and have personally impacted my life. These issues, as a result, affect the way I move through the world as a Black and Latina woman. I explore topics of identity, race, discrimination, and social hierarchies through the use of everyday objects and other various mediums.
My main goal is to create bold visuals and concepts that challenge my audience to analyze the world around them or expose them to information that they otherwise wouldn't have known. The topics I highlight are typically swept underneath the carpet OR avoided. For this reason, I aim to create dialogue about social and political issues that are significant to me in order to move us towards equality and justice. As a Black/Latina artist, my underlying foundation is to use my work as a way to expose the voices of those who have been silenced by society.