About Mia

Born in 1970, in Manila Philippines, New York based Mia O. Herbosa has at a relatively young age gathered a uniquely close following for her art. Beginning her career in 1995 with a sold out show in Manila’s Ayala Museum, she has since garnered a string of awards from preeminent art societies in New York City. Included here is the prestigious Edward G. McDowell Grant from the Art Student’s League of New York, Herbosa’s Alma Mater. With this, she travelled to all major art capitals in Europe, to study Old and New Masters alike. Exhibiting in the U.S., Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy, this Filipina artist has captured the public eye of international audiences. The paintings, sculptures and etchings that comprise her ouvre form a distinct journal of her soul. It is the means by which she captures life as she sees it, living as she feels it.


  • St. Scholastica’s College, Masters in Education, specializing in Steiner Education, “An Education through the Arts”, Malate Philippines, 2009- 2011
  • Summer workshop with Michael Grimaldi at the Art Students’ League of New York, intensive seminar in oil, 2006
  • Watercolor workshop with Frederic Brosen, Art Students League of New York, 2006
  • Art Students’ League of New York, Painting and Printmaking with Frank Mason, Ronald Sherr, Gregg Kreutz and Michael Pellettieri, 1992 to 2005
  • Art Students’ League of New York, Sculpture with Barney Hodes, Leonid Lerman, Jonathan Shahn, 2000 to 2002
  • Raymond Everett Kinstler Portrait Workshop at the Art Students’ League, NY, February 12-13, 2000
  • Daniel Greene Workshop at the Art Students’ League, NY, September 30 to October 1, 1999
  • Studied privately with Gregg Kreutz, Union Square, NY, 1996 to 2005
  • Summer landscape “plein-air” painting workshops with Frank Mason, Stowe, Vermont, 1994, 1996, and 1997
  • Studied privately with Joe Hing Lowe, Cranford, NJ, fall of 1994
  • Workshops with Saturday Group of Artists, Manila, Philippines, 1995 to 1998
  • Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with clusters in Fine Arts and Communication Arts, Manila, Philippines, 1987 to 1991
  • Studied privately with Henry Braulio, Alabang, Philippines, 1987 to 1991


  • Three weeks of intensive life studies at L’ Arc En Ciel , Alabang, Philippines, August 2009
  • One week of intensive life studies at L’Arc En Ciel, Alabang, Philippines, January 9-13, 2005


  • Second 0-1 Visa for Alien of Extraordinary ability in the Arts, given by the Unites States Council for International Affairs, August 2006 to August 2009
  • Awarded an O-1 U.S. visa as an alien of extraordinary ability in the arts, New York, January 2004
    Dumond Memorial Award, (for painting), Salmagundi Club, March 2002
  • Junius Allen Memorial Award, (for sculpture), Salmagundi Club, March 2001
  • Certificate of Merit, Salmagundi Club, (for etching) Thumb Box Exhibition, December 2000
  • Edward McDowell Travel Grant, Art Students’ League of NY, May 26, 2000
  • Red Dot- Art Students’ League of New York, Student Concourse, Sherr Class, 2000
  • David Pena Award, – Best in Show, Salmagundi Club, March 2000
  • Red Dot- Art Students’ League of New York, Student Concourse, Sherr Class, 1999
  • Junius Allen Memorial Award, (for a Portrait), Salmagundi Club, March 1999
  • Junius Allen Memorial Award, (for an Etching), Salmagundi Club, March 1998
  • Merit Scholarship, Art Students’ League, 1996 to 1997
  • Board of Control Work Study Grants, Art Students’ League, 1993 to 1997


  • American Society of Portrait Artists
  • Society of Philippine American Artists, Inc.
  • Art Students’ League of New York
  • New York Society of Etchers


  • Women Artists at the Salmagundi