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About Mia Merlin

Mia Merlin is a Lecturer in the College of Arts and Humanities, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art on the Statesboro Campus of Georgia Southern University. She also created and contributed to the "49 Portraits Project" to honor the Pulse nightclub victims.


2014 - Present Senior Lecturer, Georgia Southern University College of Arts and Humanities
Present Senior Lecturer, Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 Co-Chair, Women in the Arts symposium
Organizer, American Friends Service Committee for non-violent conflict resolution
Donor, Painting donation for Planned Parenthood fundraiser
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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Utrecht Art Award, Georgia Southern University (2002)
  • Recipient, Best of Show Award, University of North Carolina at Fayetteville (2003)
  • First Place, Now and Not Yet, High Museum of Art (2005)
  • Winner of Juried Competition Featuring Work on Atlanta Billboard, Bartaco West Midtown (2014)
  • Recipient, The Hambidge Center Residency
  • Recipient, Georgia Council for the Arts Scholarship


  • Other Mediums of Instruction: Linoleum Cuts, Collage, Photoshop, and Video Editing
  • Graduate Studio
  • Professional Practices
  • Senior Portfolio
  • Art Appreciation
  • Watercolor
  • Oil Painiting
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Life Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Drawing I
  • 2D Design


2003 Masters in Fine Arts, Georgia State University
1992 Bachelors in Arts, Hampshire College

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8032
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 334-2831
Office: Fine Arts Hall, 207


Exhibitions and Presentations (83)