Mia Brownell was born in Chicago, Illinois to a sculptor and biophysicist. She has had solo exhibitions in major American cities including New York, Boston and Washington, DC. Mia’s paintings are in several private, corporate, and public art collections including Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Her work has been reviewed and published by The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washingtonian Magazine, New Haven Advocate, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, Southern Life, Yale Daily News, The Buffalo News, Art Voice, The Journal News, Antiques and The Arts Weekly, Garden Design, and the San Francisco Weekly. Her artwork has been featured in Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Chicago Art Journal, Issues in Science and Technology and Hi-Fructose Magazine. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon and State University of New York, Buffalo, Mia has been teaching painting and drawing since 1993. She has held a tenured faculty position at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven since 2003. She was recently awarded the Southern Connecticut State University’s Faculty Scholar Award and promoted to Full Professor.