Mia Ferullo is a 21 year old Fine Artist based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Mia has recently completed her degree at York St John University having studied Fine Art.
Mia has always had a passion for drawing, painting and performing and her degree provided the opportunity to explore these interests further and in depth.
Now, Mia is working at The Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, is the Arts Coordinator for The Record Press, whilst continuing her personal practice and pursuing opportunities in performance photography.
Mia Ferullo uses self portraiture as a method to regain control over the perception of her body. Through large scale acrylic paintings and performance, these bold works consider the ways past relationships can alter how you view yourself. After feeling powerless, Mia wanted to ensure she was writing her own narrative and began depicting her figure unapologetically; with the intention of eliminating any intimate access people had over her.
When it comes to displaying the work, Mia preferences the performative element. Whilst making, Mia tends to document the process and capture the movement, and practicality of painting. This comes through in the figurative drawings, but also quite literally, by having her body physically in the space she forms a transparency and presence. This is important to Mia, as she considers the process as significant as the end result.
As she navigates this personal subject matter, Mia not only strives to empower herself and other women, but her practice serves as a cathartic approach to self exploration.
Art Behind the Screen (Social Media Co-ordinator), July 2020
Winter Show (Exhibited), March 2021
The Other Project (Art Director), March 2021
The Student Gallery April Publication (Featured), April 2021
Aesthetica Magazine, New Talent, York St John University Degree Show (Featured) June 2021
Converge Community Exhibition at Foss Park Hospital, York (Art Assistant) July 2021
Studio 23 Christmas Issue (Featured) December 2021
The Record Press (Arts Coordinator) (Featured artist in Issue 3) November 2021-
The Bronte Parsonage Museum (Visitor Experience Assistant) November 2021-