About the Artist Metra Mitchell

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Metra Mitchell

Metra Mitchell’s unique identity truly reflects the impact of her social, economic, and ethnic history. Her mother immigrated to America from Iran during the Iranian Revolution. Her father was born and raised in rural Kentucky, the American South. The diversity of her multicultural background influences her artwork where she explores themes of strength, vulnerability, and transformation within the magical theater of painting. 

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Metra Mitchell earned her BFA in Painting & Minor in Art History from Western Kentucky University on a full art scholarship and MFA in Painting from Fontbonne University with a teaching assistantship. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. Featured publications include Juxtapoz Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Riverfront Times, Alive Magazine, All the Arts Magazine, Create! Magazine and LUXE Interior + Design Magazine. Special collaborative projects include her work in collections at the Angad Arts Hotel & Metro Theater Company in St. Louis, MO. Commercial galleries showcasing her work include Houska Gallery in St. Louis, MO, Sager Reeves Gallery in Columbia, MO and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. 

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