About me

Since arriving on the art scene 10 years ago Mia Oatley has been grabbing attention with her bold and vivid style. Mia’s work has been exhibited and collected in Sydney, Melbourne, Victoria, Canberra, Gold Coast, Paris, Germany, NZ, Holland, USA, and Japan.

Mia has been selected for the Mosman Art Prize, The Portia Geach, and The Waverly Art Prize. Most recently Mia’s work was commissioned for a 9metre mural feature at 2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas, and Eden Café in Zetland where she created a special feature piece.

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Additional bio information


2002 - 2004 The National Art School, Sydney (Fine Art)
1999 Traveled to India and Nepal
1998 Traveled and lived in South America
1996 - 1997 East Sydney Technical College (Fashion Design)
1995 University of Western Sydney (Visual Arts)

Solo Exhibitions

2014 NG Art Gallery, Sydney - "Night Queen"
2013 Gallery One, Gold Coast - "An Ordinary Eden"
2012 Richard Martin Art, Sydney - "Venus and Me"
2012 Gallery One, Gold Coast - "Jungle Love"
2011 Richard Martin Art, Sydney - "Dirty Pretty Things"
2008 Nivet-carzon - “dog days” Paris
2008 Richard Martin Art, Sydney - “Hotel Paris”
2006 Richard Martin Art, Sydney - “Paris Metro”
2006 Belleville Art Festival, La General, Paris
2005 Orson & Blake Gallery, Sydney - “International Woman”
2004 Orson & Blake Gallery, Sydney - “Women & Fast Cars”
2003 Global Gallery, Sydney - “Monsoon”

Group Exhibitions

2014 Archibald Prize Finalist AGNSW
2014 Creatures Lovers and Wild Women, Sydney
2013 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2011 Salon Des Refuses, Sh Irvin Gallery National Trust
2011 Sohi Pop up Gallery, Bowral
2011 Without Walls Volume 3 Ambush gallery, Sydney
2010, Art Melbourne
2009 Art Sydney Alphabet Foundation
2009 Art Melbourne Spring Street Gallery Art Quake, Charity Auction , Sydney
2008 spring street gallery
2006 Art Quake, Charity Auction , Sydney
2005 La Palais De Tokyo, Paris - Collaboration with Philippe Munda for Standard Magazine
2005 Richard Martin Art, Sydney - “Young Guns 05”
2005 Sydney Affordable Art Fair, Global Gallery, Sydney
2004 SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney - Portia Geach Memorial Award
2004 Waverly Art Prize Exhibition, Sydney
2004 FONAS Exhibition, Cell Block, National Art School, Sydney
2004 Medium Rare Gallery, Sydney - “Zipper Gripper”
2004 The National Art School, Sydney - “Does Size Matter”
2003 Global Gallery, Sydney – June Exhibition
2003 Global Gallery, Sydney – March Exhibition
2001 Tap Gallery, Sydney - “Poets & Painters”
2001 Tap Gallery, Sydney - “Fluro” 2001 Sky Gardens, Sydney - Group Exhibition


2005-2006 12 Month Residency - La General Art Collective, Paris


2004 The Chroma Paints Award, Sydney
2004 Finalist Paris Studio Residency - The National Art School, Sydney

Media Reviews

2014 June edition Adore Home Magazine "Night Queen"
2014 100th edition special - Cover Artwork Real Living
2013 Oct edition Real Living
2012 Sept edition The bubble online magazine, "Venus and Me"
2012 Oct edition Belle Magazine, "Venus and me"
2012 Feb Gold Coast Newspaper,"Jungle Love"
2012 Feb Edition Real Living Magazine
2011 Feb 23rd MX "Dirty Pretty Things"
2011 Feb 18, Sydney Morning Herald "Dirty Pretty Things"
2011 January, Harbourside magazine, "Dirty Pretty Things"
2011 Feb Edition KAREN magazine, "Dirty Pretty Things"
2010 Voi Tutti Magazine, "Dirty Pretty Things" (Kirsten Willey)
2008 19 Nov, Wentworth Courier - Collector, "Gallery shines a little radiance on bleak times"
2008 5 Dec, Manly Daily - Alive, "Parisian Flair" Review (Rod Bennet)
2008, Sunday Life, "GEN X-PAT" Review (Klaudvna Morawski - Ed.)
2006 11 Oct, Wentworth Courier, ‘Paris Metro’ Review (Shaun Ellis)
2006 10 Oct, Radio interview - Eastside 89.7FM Arts Tuesday (Sean O’Brien)
2006 27 Sept, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Paris Metro’ (James Cockington)
2006 22 Sept, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Paris Metro’ (Jamie Pandaram)
2006 9 Sept, MX Magazine, “Paris Metro” (Shoboa Rao)
2006 28 Aug, The Daily Telegraph, “A Ticket to Ride” (Jenny Jones)
2005 9 Jun, The Daily Telegraph, In The Frame, “Young Guns”
2004 19 Mar, Sydney Morning Herald, Spotlight Modern Art, “Zipper Gripper” (Alan Mascarenhas)
2004 21 Feb, Sydney Morning Herald, Critics Choice, “Women and Fast Cars” (Dominique Angeloro)

Corporate Collections and Private Collections

Sirius International, Sydney
Believe Media, Los Angeles
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles
Down Town Productions, New York
The Julian Collection France
The Branson Collection


NG Art Gallery - NSW, Australia


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