Mira Hecht is a DC-based artist. She holds a BA from American University in Washington, DC and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Mira is represented by Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, VA. Her work has been selected for public collections such as Microsoft, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and the City of Emeryville, CA.
Born Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
BA, Psychology/Painting, American University, Washington DC
Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Addison Ripley Fine Art, “Mirror of the Floating World”, Washington, DC
Addison Ripley Fine Art, “Knocking on the Moonlit Door”, Washington, DC
Addison Ripley Fine Art, “in snow , blossom”, Washington, DC
All Things Vanish, Addison / Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC
Spheres of Influence, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Close to Home, The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
Full Circle, The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art, “Forecast”, Reston VA
George Mason Exhibitions, “Cast/Recast”, Arlington VA
BlackRock Center for the Arts, “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices”, Germantown MD
Page Bond Gallery, “WONDER WOMEN”, Richmond VA
Addison Ripley Gallery, “40 & 40”, Washington DC
Target Gallery, “Hypothesis”, Alexandria VA
Page Bond Gallery, “Poets”, Richmond VA
Page Bond Gallery, “20 20 25”, Richmond VA
Corcoran School of Arts and Design at GWU, Transformer Auction, Washington D.C.
McLean Project for the Arts, “Strictly Painting”, McLean VA
Joan Hisoka Gallery, “Alchemical Vessels”, Washington DC
ADL, Artworks, Washington DC
The Athenaeum, “Glow”, Alexandria VA
Addison Ripley Fine Art, “This and That”, Washington DC
Page Bond Gallery, “Sunscreen”, Richmond VA
Page Bond Gallery, “Group Show”, Richmond VA
Addison Ripley Fine Art, “Pop Up”, Washington, DC
Page Bond Gallery, “Shimmer”, Richmond, VA
Faculty Show, Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC
Art in Embassies, Exhibition US Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon
Page Bond Gallery, “Concerning Line”, Richmond, VA
Small Works from Seven Schools, Sarah Silberman Gallery, Rockville, MD
Group Show of Gallery Artists, Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Illuminate, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Circular Motion, The Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL.
20 Years, 20 Artists, The Ralls Collection, Washington DC
2020 – present Advanced Studio Practice and Painting
2010-2020 Corcoran School of Art and Design at GW University, Washington DC, Adjunct Faculty, Painting
Painting/San Francisco Art Institute
Painting/Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute
SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Columbia Place Hotel, Columbia, MD
Capital One Bank, Richmond, VA
Marriot Marquis Hotel, Washington DC
PricewaterhouseCoopers, McLean, VA
Microsoft Corporation, San Francisco, CA
The City of Emeryville, Emeryville, CA
Mark Jenkins, “The Unity of Circles amid melting and melded colors”, TheWashington Post, October 9, 2022, E5
Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Vol.49
Mark Jenkins, “Summer Shows”, The Washington Post, August 9, 2019
Mark Jenkins, “Ambient’art that demands to be seen”, The Washington Post, Nov.27
Holly Mazar-Fox, “Refresh and Repeat”, DC Modern Luxury, October Issue
Studio Visit , Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Vol. 34
Stephen May, ARTnews, Summer Issue, pg. 129
Stephanie Miller, ARTnews, September, pg. 122
John Blee, The Georgetowner, May 6, pg. 20
Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Vol. 5, pg. 68
Dawson, Rebecca, The Washington Post, Friday February 4, pg. 44
Zimmer, William, When Humble Materials Interact, The New York Times,Sunday June 9, pg.11
Pincus, Robert L., Color Charts, The San Diego Union Tribune, Aug 16, pg.48
Britten, Dawna, Five New Voices Speak, Downtown News, San Diego, CA, Aug. 23, pg.11
“Spirit is a circle whose circumference is nowhere and whose center is everywhere”.
– St. Augustine
The circle is a vast and mysterious form filled with potential. It is the form of forms: the bearer of the dynamic unfolding of life.
A signifier of organic life and the soul, each circle is hand drawn, perfect in its imperfection, inspiring me to try again. The straight line is representative of coordinates in space and universal energy.
Color unfolds organically, without constraint, allowing every work in the series to have a feeling tone of it’s own.
My process, a time consuming one, consists of layering opaque and transparent oil paint, wet onto dry. I use this process of layering, flatness of form and color to create a sense of depth, pattern and movement in the work.
Inspired by my own contemplative practice and glimpses of perfection within the mind’s eye, each painting is meant to be a small gesture of exaltation, pointing to joy, connection and wholeness.