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.
Mia B. Adams is a Phoenix-born nationally exhibited artist that currently resides in Tempe, AZ. Mia holds a BFA in Art with a focus in Intermedia from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Inspired by liberation groups such as The Black Panther Party and Black contemporary artists such as Sonya Clark, Mia’s work addresses social/political issues that are typically swept underneath the carpet or avoided. Through getting her degree, Mia has developed a collection of conceptual political pieces that utilize altered everyday objects. Mia’s most recent project STEREOTYPES KILL brings awareness to discrimination and police brutality within the United States with the use of altered ‘STEREOTYPES KILL’ hats being left in public spaces. By using common objects as a medium, a sense of familiarity and reality is created upon viewing her work.
Living the life of a Black/Latina woman in the United States has ultimately inspired her to expose the experiences and voices of those who have been silenced by society. Her work resides as a visual timestamp
of the ongoing struggles that people of color continue to face in contemporary society.
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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.