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Biography

Born in Barcelona, artist, Mireia Favà Masferrer, lives and works in Bescanó, Girona. She received a BFA from the Universitat de Barcelona, ​​pursuing further studies at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK, 1997) and the Institute of Photographic Studies in Catalonia (2000), graduating with an MFA in 2010 from the Universitat de Girona. She has gained extensive knowledge of painting and drawing at The Art Institute of Chicago in the US (2004), and The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy (2005). She has received prestigious awards and recognition such as the Aperture Foundation Internship in New York (2000), the COPCA Scholarship in Barcelona (​​2000), as well as the First Prize in Drawing at the 12th Youth Arts Show of the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1993. Mireia Favà has participated in festivals and collective exhibitions in Catalonia; at the 28th (2011) and 29th (2012) Hipermerc'Art shows at La Sala Vinçon organized by Safia Gallery; and has had solo exhibitions at Nau Ivanow (Barcelona, ​​2002), at Baobab (Barcelona, ​​2010), and at the Headquarters of the Region of the Ribagorça, in Aragon (2012). She has artwork in permanence at the Pedreguet Art Gallery since 2012. She worked freelance as a graphic designer and layout for Entrecomes Publisher and, currently, is teaching Visual Arts in Secondary Education in Arbúcies (Girona). 

 
 

Résumé

 
EDUCATION
 

2010   MFA in Visual Arts and Education, Universitat de Girona

2005   The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria with Bruce Gagnier, Dan Gustin and Diana Horowitz, summer course in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

2004   Advanced Painting Institute with Deborah Boardman and Steve Heyman, summer course at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EUA

2000   Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya. Concentration: photography, Barcelona

1998   Bachelor of Fine Arts. Concentration: Painting / Drawing / Sculpture Installation, Universitat de Barcelona

1997   School of Fine Arts & Graphic Design. Concentration: Sculpture Installation. ERASMUS, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

1988-96   School of Art Sanvisens. Concentration: Painting / Drawing, Barcelona

 

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2014   Second Prize 1.000 euros award at the Competition of Painting and Sculpture "Echevarne-Comas", Barcelona

2013   Scholarship from the Girona City Council and the European Social Fund for the professional training of artists, Girona Connection project by Bòlit, Contemporary Art Center of Girona

2000   COPCA Scholarship from Generalitat de Catalunya for a working residence at Aperture Foundation Inc., New York, EAU

1997   ERASMUS Scholarship from the European Community for Undergraduate studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

1993   First Prize in Drawing at the 12th Youth Arts Show of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

2014   Cover design and layout of La Laura i els catasaures by Marçal Arimany and Antoni Lacasa, Entrecomes Publisher, July, Barcelona

2014   Cover design and layout of El riu de l'oblit. Quan era una dona lethèon by Glòria Puig, Entrecomes Publisher, May, Barcelona

2013   Cover design, layout and image editing of Geologia i paleontologia per a aficionats. Excursions pel Pallars i l'Alt Urgell by Nieves López, Entrecomes Publisher, August, Barcelona

2013   Cover design and layout of Històries de la Boqueria. Vivències d'una dona de mercat (1918-1952) by Àngela Navarro, Entrecomes Publisher, April, Barcelona

2012   29th Hipermerc'Art, collective contemporary art exhibition, Safia Gallery and La Sala Vinçon, Barcelona

2012   Work in permanence at Pedreguet Art Gallery, Amer , Girona

2012   Compositions, painting solo exhibition, Headquarters of the Region of the Ribagorça, Graus (Aragon)

2011   28th Hipermerc'Art, collective contemporary art exhibition, Safia Gallery and La Sala Vinçon, Barcelona

2011   La Cuadra, paintig exhibition, Barcelona

2010   Baobab, painting solo exhibition, Barcelona

2005   Galeria Da Vinci Art, collective art exhibition, Girona

2002   Nudity at Nau Ivanow, photographic / sculpture / painting installation, solo exhibition, Barcelona

2001   Wistful, selected piece of the 6th Forum Photographic Can Basté, Barcelona

1999   Art-Parc Guinardó, collective art exhibition to the Cooperative Rocaguinarda, Barcelona

1999   Three naked eyesphotography, collective exhibition at the Center of the Image Zoom in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

1998   Pou d’Art Gallery, photographic / sculpture installation, collective exhibition, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

1998   Execution of the painting to pay tribute to Josep Palau i Fabre at the II Series of Contemporary Catalan Poetry at Universitat de Barcelona

1997   Between 4 Young Artists, collective painting exhibition, Casa de Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

1989-92   Àgora 3 Gallery, collective exhibitions of the School of Art Sanvisens, Sitges, Barcelona