Mia Bergeron often uses the word “pluralistic” to describe her figurative oil paintings. Rooted in her upbringing in New York City — where she was continuously exposed to modern art —Bergeron’s paintings also reveal her training in classical painting in Florence, Italy, under Charles H. Cecil in her 20s. Heavily influenced by such historic artists as Velázquez, Titian, Van Dyck, and Sargent, Bergeron’s paintings are also shaped by more current artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Alex Kanevsky, Adrian Ghenie, and Ann Gale.
Bergeron’s work has been published numerous times in international magazines. Her paintings have placed repeatedly in both national and international competitions, notably in The Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition (2013 and 2015). She has served as an advanced painting adjunct professor at The University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) and is a continuing instructor through Townsend Atelier (Chattanooga). The artist currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Bergeron is represented by Gallery 1261 (Denver), Robert Lange Studios (Charleston), and Principle Gallery (Alexandria, VA).