Mira Gerard’s creative practice spans painting, performance, and video. She received her BFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and her MFA from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Her work has been recently curated into exhibitions such as Contemporary Focus 2015 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, states of being at Torrance Art Museum, Almost Human at Converge Gallery, and Painting Intricacies aat Nave Gallery. Her work has been recently published in New American Paintings #118, Manifest International Painting Annual and Poets and Artists Magazine. She has presented papers on the intersection of art and psychoanalysis the Psychology & the Other conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Southeastern College Art Conference, and she recently did an interactive performance at the International Zizek Studies Conference. She is a contributing writer for the award winning online journal Figure/Ground Communication, and she has curated several group exhibitions including Remote Viewing at Curating Contemporary and The Ghost in You at Gallery 304 in New York. She has received fellowships through artists’ residencies at Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland, The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia, and The Vermont Studio Center. Mira Gerard is Chair and Professor of Painting in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.