Mia Chaplin (b.1990 South Africa ) completed her BFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in 2011. Working in oil on canvas and paper, her highly expressive works are characterised by their rich impasto surfaces and visible brushstrokes. Chaplin has recently completed an artist residency programme at Nirox Sculpture Foundation in Johannesburg. She has also recently held a mini-exhibition of monotypes in collaboration with Warren Editions, Cape Town, as well as hosting her second solo exhibition with WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Johannesburg. Mia currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Participation & Press


Residency at Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, FR

        Artforum Review, Sean O’Toole Critic’s Picks, Mia Chaplin

Artthrob Review, Isabella Kuijers, Everyday Dissolution: Mia Chaplin’s ‘Mouth’



Residency at Nirox Arts Foundation in Johannesburg, SA.

Collaboration with Warren Editions on a body of monotypes, Cape Town, SA

Collaborated twice with Black River Studios for 50ty50ty limited edition screen prints, Cape Town

Collaboration with menswear brand Sol-Sol, based in Cape Town and Seoul.

Interview: Steadfast Magazine, 5 Female Artists to know in Cape Town, online

Interview: House & Leisure: The Artists Takeover, ‘Artists in Residence’, September 2016, print


Residency at OBRAS Foundation in Alentejo, Portugal.

Cover of the LAKE magazine and interview ‘Mia Chaplin: Butter Curls’, by Stefan Naude LAKE #003, March 2015, print


Editorial & Review: One of Art South Africa’s ‘BRIGHT YOUNG THING’s, by Tim Leibbrandt, Art South Africa, Volume 12, Issue 04, June 2014, print

7 Emerging Contemporary Painters you need to know about, Layla Leiman, Between10and5, online