Miriama Grace - Smith
(Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Toarangatira and Ngāti Porou)
Miriama has been creating art for most of her life. Her preferred mediums are painting, printmaking, tā moko, illustration and fashion design. Miriama completed a Certificate in Visual Arts at Whitireia Polytechnic and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massey University. Miriama’s education in the arts encouraged her to pursue a career doing what she loves – making art. Much of her work depicts traditional village life, explores natural phenomena and draws from pūrākau Māori. Miriama is a member of Māori women’s art collective Hine Pae Kura, and has her own street wear label Foresight Clothing.