Mica England is an artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up in such a diverse and inclusive environment played a fundamental role in shaping their photography, politics, and personality. As such, Mica embraces their non-binary, queer, and mixed race identities. Mica uses both “she/her” and “they/them” pronouns.
Mica graduated from Academy of Art University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Since then she’s gone on to work at stARTup Art Fair, a platform connecting art buyers of all levels of highly vetted emerging artists through art fairs, curated exhibitions, sales and rentals, and collector advising. She is stARTup’s Digital Content Curator and General Admin, and has juried three of their fairs. Mica is also a founding member of temporary collective, a female photography collective, with Maddie Dignadice and Maddie Shelton. She is also one half of Robin and Ripley, an artist duo of child abuse survivors exploring their trust and their trauma. Upon her mother’s death, Mica now oversees The Bullmina Foundation, created by her mother to support children’s literacy, teach responsible dog ownership, and promote animal rescue efforts.
Mica’s work has been featured in AAU’s 2017 Spring Show in both Fine Art Book Arts and Photography, twice at the Gallery of Broken Hearts in San Francisco, at 2019’s Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, and with Femme Fotale at Northlight Gallery. Mica has also shown at the AOP Awards 2019 and Object Space Gallery with temporary collective. She has made the Lucie Emerging Scholarship shortlist in 2017 and 2018. She also received honorable mentions at the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers in the Women Seen by Women and Open Theme categories, and was an Open Series finalist at the AOP Awards with temporary collective. Mica will be an artist in residence at In-Cahoots Residency in November.