Project Description

Miriam N. Omura Art

Born 1980, United Kingdom.

Miriam Omura attended The Cleveland Institute of Art, where she earned a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies.  After graduation, she worked as Technical Assistant for the department, Artist Assistant to Cleveland-based Hildur Jonsson, and in part-time positions in area museums (The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Museum of Art, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens).

She then returned to school, receiving an MA in History and Art History from Cleveland State University.  Shifting away from studio art and toward museum collections work, Miriam acquired a grant funded position cataloging the historical and contemporary Native American art collection at The Heritage Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation. At the end of the grant funding, she moved to Alabama to work as Collections Manager of The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. In 2013, she chose to begin working full-time at her studio practice in Birmingham, Alabama.

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