Mija is a painter and video artist in New York and Berlin. She was born in Gwangju, South Korea, the hub of the Korean democratic movement and the place of the massacre of 1980. She grew up in a politically sensitive environment. This is reflected in the many shapes and colors of her paintings.
Her education began with the Korean minimalist masters of Hong ik university, and later the American cultural activist Martha Rosler, while at Rutgers University. After experimenting with digital images, she returned to painting. Expanding on her medium, she documents people connected to her cultural and historical background. This furthers her own feminism.
She shows her work internationally in numerous gallery exhibitions such as the New York Arts Center, Robert Miller Gallery, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Hyundai Gallery, Seoul; Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul; Galerie Nord, Berlin; Galerie ARTQ13, Rome, to name a few. She is a recipient of the Ellis Elizabeth Scholarship in the United States, as well as MBC Grand Art Award, Seoul, Korea.