The celebrated Mira Lehr is a multi-talented multimedia artist whose nature-inspired imagery is a masterful amalgamation of painting, design and sculpture, often crafted with non-traditional processes and materials like resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, dyes and welded steel.
As a young female artist in the 1950s and '60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and active in amplifying female voices and perspectives in cities like Miami, where she co-founded the Continuum Gallery, the first women’s co-op in the Southeast.
Lehr earned her Art History degree from Vassar College, where she studied with Linda Nochlin and Adolf Katzenellenbogen, and she then studied painting with Robert Motherwell and other New York School artists.
She has helped guide a new generation of young artists by teaching master classes with the National YoungArts Foundation and has been artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.
Her art has been part of more than 300 solo and group exhibitions in prominent museums and galleries all over the world.
Though a native New Yorker, Lehr now lives and works in Miami.