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“At this late date, it is almost too much to expect an experience unexpectedly compelling and new - catalyzed by a representation of nature, and yet, here is Mira Lehr’s recent work - playful, mysterious and as it wrests beauty from danger and violence, in the deepest sense sublime.”
Director, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Mira Lehr is an eco-feminist artist from Miami whose career spans four decades. Her nature-based imagery encompasses painting, design, sculpture and video installations. Lehr’s processes include non-traditional media such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, dyes and welded steel.
Lehr has affected a new generation of young artists by serving as a mentor and collaborator. She has taught master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation and has been artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.
Her solo and group exhibitions number over 300. Presently, Lehr is represented by Rosenbaum Contemporary in Boca Raton, FL. A monograph about Lehr, Arc of Nature , was published by Hard Press Editions and Hudson Hills Press in the Spring of 2015.
In 2016 a major show was installed at Fairchild Gardens reflecting her love of nature and her interest in protecting the environment. She went on to receive the Centennial Commission for a multimedia work at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. In 2018 Lehr has been invited to mount a one-person exhibition of her work at the MOCA Museum in Miami. It will once again reflect her interest in the environment, and her commitment to bringing awareness to the viewers.
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