Miya Kosowick (b. 1998, BC, Canada)
Lives and works in Vancouver, BC
Miya creates art on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh and xwməθkwəy̓əm peoples. Born in BC, Miya grew up in the rural interior with a Japanese mother and a Canadian father. Currently, she is a student of Cultural Anthropology and Visual Arts student at the University of British Columbia.
Through mediums that include painting, photography and works on paper, Miya explores emotions related to familiarity, everydayness, and her biracial identity as a half-Japanese settler.
Capturing familiar objects while they are being used or lived with, Miya’s artworks commemorate recognizable moments and feelings. An ashtray half-full, a cup of water, or a plate of noodles – her paintings remind us to find beauty and meaning in the every day.
By painting what could be considered banal and temporary subject-matter, Miya aims to prolong their meaning and allow the objects and subjects in her artwork to become a reflection of the viewer and herself.
MIYA KOSOWICK CV
No Leftovers, Juice Truck, Vancouver BC
Undergraduate Exhibition, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
Mixed Gems, Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver BC
Divine Feminine, The Playground, Vancouver BC