Mia Avramis

Mia Avramis, from Ithaca, New York, draws inspiration from the luscious and colorful terrain of the beautiful Upstate New York region as well as the many places she has visited. Avramis is primarily an oil painter, capturing in colorful and vivid detail the rugged yet graceful style of the Post Impressionist Era. Though she considers oil paint to be her medium of choice, she also enjoys charcoal and pastel drawing, as well as various printmaking techniques.

Avramis thoroughly captures the emotions of her subjects, be it a figure or a landscape, and embodies the mood of her subjects in each of her paintings. She is particularly influenced by the work of Andrew Wyeth, who captures sincerity and the psyche of domestic scenes in a similar way. Her work is deeply personal, but nonetheless relatable to viewers with her depictions of the human experience.

She has been a part of various group exhibitions, including Elbow Room, an exhibition from a summer study of plein air painting; MAmA, an Ithaca College student curated and planned show; and, I.C.U., a showcase of works done by printmaking students at both Cornell University and Ithaca College. In spring 2019, she exhibited Between You and Me, a series of delicate paintings depicting memories from her childhood home. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting, with honors, from Ithaca College.