Mia Bergeron is a Chattanooga-based figurative oil painter whose work oscillates between classical and expressionistic painting. Having gained early exposure to modern art through her New York City upbringing, her interest in classical painting eventually led her to Florence, Italy where she studied under Charles H. Cecil. Her work exhibits both historical and contemporary influences from artists such as Diego Velázquez, Titian, Anthony van Dyck, John Singer Sargent, Alex Kanevsky, Ann Gale, and Adrian Ghenie.
She has been published numerous times in international magazines and has accrued numerous awards and accolades including advanced placement in The Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition (2013, 2015). In addition to regular exhibitions and curatorial ventures, she has been a continuing instructor through Townsend Atelier and has served as an advanced painting adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.