The combination of an all American mother and a Puerto Rican father, Mia experienced cultural confusion from birth. At the age of 7 she was sent to live with her father in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she found a heavy aesthetic influence in the Catholi
c Church. At 14 she moved to Houston, Texas to live with her mother where she was enrolled in the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. During high school she became infatuated with sexuality and anatomy. Her recent art has been has been an exploration of cultural and sexual experience.