Mira Putnam

Mira Putnam, born in Philadelphia in 1991, is an interdisciplinary artist working in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Her work transforms diverse materials into large-scale sculptures, offering viewers a glimpse into the intricate connections between human experiences, the natural world, and the mysteries of space.

 Mira has a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and recently completed her MFA in Sculpture at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She was awarded the Bard MFA Teaching Fellowship in 2022 during which she developed and taught an experimental ceramics course alongside Professor Julianne Swartz. In addition to teaching with Studio in a School, Mira teaches ceramic sculpture at Princeton University and drawing at Mercer County Community College.

 In the last two years, Putnam has exhibited at Rachel Uffner Gallery (NYC), Kai Matsumiya (NYC), Andrew Edlin (NYC), Fjord (Philadelphia), Alyssa Davis (NYC), 182 Ave. C (NYC), and 123 Astronaut (Los Angeles). She has participated in residencies at Wassaic Project, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Brush Creek Center for the Arts. In addition to physical exhibitions, Putnam’s original radio play – “Cruise Play” – written in collaboration with artist Ryan Bush (Ficus Interfaith), was recently commissioned and aired in two parts by Montez Press Radio (NYC).

Visit Mira’s website here.

Mira Putnam, “Perseverance”, unglazed ceramic, 6’ W x 8’ L x 5’ H, 2021