Mia Cavaliero


“He climbed towards the ridge of the Tor, leaning on the branch, and however far he climbed the ridge came no nearer. But he knew it was the trick of the Tor, so that only the strong mind would gain the peak. Behind him billowed to the Motherworld.”
From Boneland by Alan Garner

For the last few years, Mia Cavaliero has been creating a series of paintings based on her fascination with the geometry, colour and light of the Derbyshire Peak District. The distinct forms in this landscape are the result of geological formation as well as excavation in the form of quarrying across the region. Mia is interested in the inter-relationship between man and nature and the effect this has on shaping the topography of this beautiful place.


Mia Cavaliero is a British artist, her work includes painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. She studied Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art and Design and at the University of East London and later an MA in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works in London as an artist and art psychotherapist.


Mia Cavaliero’s work in all its forms engages repetitious processes, building the whole from small accretions and layers. There is often a sense of a fragile barrier and equal value is given to positive and negative spaces, creating a patterning of sorts. She often works collaboratively on projects with other artists.


See Mia's work in our Feature, Small is Beautiful