Mija is a painter in New York and Berlin. Their abstract paintings focus on empowerment, with colors and emotions. They reevaluate the gender issues they have experienced from their youth. Mija grew up in Gwangju, South Korea. their education began with the Korean minimalist masters of Hong-ik university, BFA/MFA, and later with American cultural activists, while at Rutgers University, MFA.


Mija shows their work internationally in numerous gallery exhibitions, including the Yard, the New York Arts Center, Robert Miller Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Hyundai Gallery, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul; Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Galerie Nord, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin; Galerie ARTQ13, Rome, among others. She is a recipient of the Ellis Elizabeth Scholarship in the United States and the MBC Grand Art Award in South Korea.