María Inés Aguirre     1 MIA

Maria Ines Aguirre (MIA) studied Fine Art at the university of Tucumán (Argentina) and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice

MIA has exhibited widely in the UK, Italy, Spain and Argentina and her works are held in collectionsworldwide.

Her work stands out for its colour, energy and spontaneity. Her fascination with the connections between music and colour led her to become the first visual artist in residence at Steinway & Sons, London, where she transformed a Steinway Model D concert grand piano into 'Dancing Soul'. This unique piece is now on display and on sale through Steinway & Sons, London.

The eminent French critic, Pierre Restany, wrote the following about Mia's work:

'We have become too intellectual in our ways of perceiving things. The dominance of rational thought over activities based on feeling prevents us from understanding the fullest dimension of any concept... For MIA, emotion is colour and colour is the virtual expression of emotions.'

(Foreword to catalogue of MIA's show at the Centro Borges, Buenos Aires, 2003)