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Mia Schon - Calling Myself an Artist

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Inspiring interview with Mia Schon, better known as Mosaic with Mia. She's a public artist specializing in mosaics with works all around Tel Aviv. She's extremely talented and we talk about how hard it is to finally have the courage to start calling yourself an artist, working through the non-glamorous aspects of being a professional artist, how to put yourself out there and deal with rejection, and how an annoying, vandalized wall across from her apartment set her off on the journey she's on today. 


Mia Schon is an American-Israeli mosaic mural artist and instructor who works out of her studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Fine Art and Design in 2009. After settling in Boston, In 2014, Mia made the decision to visit Tel Aviv for three months but quickly fell in love with the city for its vibrant art scene, heart, and soul — and has split her time between both cities ever since.


With a strong affinity for public art, Mia has made it her mission to spread large colorful mosaics throughout Israel and internationally incorporating local tiles and recycled materials into her work. She enjoys collaborating and then creating commissioned pieces and often you can find her out on the street with a hammer in hand working on her latest street art mural. In addition to her public art, Mia teaches small mosaic workshops out of her studio twice a month and upon request.


Visit her website www.mosaicwithmia.com and follow her on Instagram at @mosaicwithmia and Facebook at @mosaicwithmia


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Books Mentioned


Dare to Lead


Big Magic


Links


Kuchinate - African Refugee Women's Collective


Our Generation Speaks - Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurship program