Mireia Serra

Mireia Serra Bio

”Through contemporary bronze and iron sculpture, I have achieved my own style, personal iconography and methodology. My universe includes symbolic elements: maps, globes, staircases, seas of methacrylate, books… The details of my characters present situations and frames that are to be read in depth and complicity, which allows me to capture abstract concepts, feelings, sensations and everything that flows inside my inner world.”

“Sometimes I try to transform everyday dilemmas into something beautiful: with a little artwork, that captures the beauty of a moment. I confess that a point of intrigue can be breathed in some of my sculptures. They show stories, dreams and illusions and I try to approach them subtly. The main character of my stories are very everyday elements and situations that show snapshots full of emotions and feelings of the journey of life: women taking their time to decide at a crossroads of their life, men enjoying their moments of relaxation, small pleasures, moments of pause, meditation, little epiphanies… Behind a precise description of reality, there is a meditated story, which each one can read his own way…”

“I develop theses creations on both, full bronze sculptures or a hang on the wall iron and bronze artworks. For the hang on the wall sculptures, I play with the shape of the iron that provides a context to the bronze figure. I also create hang in the wall sculptures based on iron bars with a more minimal appearance, this allows me to play with the space in the wall in order to provide a context that gives more relevance to the story.”

“I have unique influence from the fashion design world in the way I manage details and the origin of some of the iconography. I sculpt cold wax instead of warm in order to achieve it. The results are maps with detailed folds, cameras in action, swimsuits, contemporary shoes and suitcases that trigger experiences.”

Background
Born in 1973 Barcelona, Spain 

Resides
Barcelona, Spain

Education
Graduated from the School of Arts “Llotja” in Barcelona, specialized in iron and bronze
Advanced bronze casting course in Llotja de Barcelona

Selected Exhibitions and Fairs
2019
Fairs:
First Art Fair, Gallery Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AAF Milan, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Italy
Art Palm Springs, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, California, USA
Art Madrid, Montsequi Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Art Up Lille, Frans Vanhove Art Gallery, Lille, France
Art Market San Francisco, Muriel Guepin Gallery, USA
AAF Hampstead, London, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, UK

2018
Fairs:
AAF Milan, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Italy
Art Palm Springs, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, California, USA
AAF Brussels, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Belgium
Harbour Art Fair, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Fair Almoneda, Ifema, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Madrid, Spain
AAF London Hampstead, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, United Kingdom
AAF Hong Kong, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art & Breakfast Fair, Galería Juca Claret, Málaga, Spain
AAF New York, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, USA
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Muriel Guepin Gallery, USA
AAF Stockholm, Eye Contemporary Gallery, Sweden
Art Expo Malaysia, Art Blue Studio Gallery, Malaysia
AAF Battersea Autumn London, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, United Kingdom
AAF Amsterdam, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, The Netherlands
Art Montpellier Fair, Montsequi Art Gallery, Montpellier, France
AAF Singapore, Art Blue Studio Gallery, Singapore
Aqua Art Miami, standARTe Gallery, USA

Exhibitions:
“Independent artist’s day”, collective exhibition, Wingates Gallery, United Kingdom

2017
Fairs:
AAF Milan, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Italy
AAF Brussels, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Belgium
Fair Art Almoneda, Ifema, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Madrid, Spain
AAF Hong Kong, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Fair Art Málaga, Galería Juca Claret, Spain
ART BODENSEE in Dornbirn, Gallery María Aguilar, Austria
AAF New York, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, EEUU
ESTAMPA Art Fair Contemporary, Montsequi Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Antwerp Art Fair, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Belgium
AAF Stokholm, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Sweden
AAF Battersea Autumn London, Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, United Kingdom
Art Montpellier Fair, Montsequi Art Gallery, Montpellier, France

Exhibitions:
Collective exhibition, Montsequi Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
“Skulptur2017- Skulpturen Im Dialog”, Collective Summer Exhibition, Dominikanerkirche, Gallery Arlet-studio, Münster, Germany
“Moments of life”, exhibition Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong
“Skulpturen Im Dialog II”, Collective Exhibition, Gallery Arlet-studio, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Above and Below the Clouds”, collective exhibition, Artspace Warehouse Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2016
Fairs:
Art Innsbruck International Fair, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Innsbruck, Austria
ST-ART, International Contemporary Art Fair, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Strasbourg, France
LUXEMBOURG ART FAIR, Internacional Contemporary Art Fair, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Luxembourg
Feria de Arte Almoneda Navidad, IFEMA, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Spain

Exhibitions:
“Nacimos desnudas”, collective, Art Gallery Lèucade, Murcia, Spain
“Skulpturen und Objekte”, Sommergalerie Westerkappeln, Art Gallery Artle Studio, Münster, Germany
“Casica Cool Art 2016”, artist collective event, Girona, Spain
“Summer exhibition”, collective, Art Gallery María Aguilar, Novo Sancti Petri, Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
“El Sur”, Ausstellung, Zeitgenössische SKultur und Malerei aus Spanien, Art Gallery Artlet Studio, Münster, Germany
“Mundos soñados”, individual, Art Gallery Murillo, Oviedo, Spain

2015
“Passions”, individual, Art gallery Salduba, Zaragoza
Art Gallery E. Arimany, individual, Tarragona
Art Gallery Terraferma, individual, Lleida
“L’Illa d’Art”, Art gallery Safia, Barcelona
“Large and small works of Art”, collective, Art Gallery Murillo, Oviedo
“Gralles Experience 2015”, artists collective event, Tarragona
“Summertime”, collective Art Gallery El Quatre, Barcelona
“La Casica Cool Art 2015”, artist collective event, Girona
“Hipermerc’Art by Moritz”, collective, Art Gallery Safia, Barcelona

2014
“Sculped everyday”, individual, Art Gallery Murillo, Oviedo
“L’Illa d’Art”, L’illa Diagonal, Art Gallery Safia, Barcelona
“El Quatre Global”, collective, Art Gallery El Quatre, Barcelona
“Hipermerc’Art”, La Sala Vinçon, Barcelona

2013
Room Art Fair#3, Art Gallery El Quatre, Madrid
“L’Illa d’Art”, L’illa Diagonal, Art Gallery Safia, Barcelona
“Tapas”, collective, Art Gallery El Quatre, Barcelona
“Hipermerc’Art”, La Sala Vinçon, Barcelona