exhibition Details

On Edge – Paintings and Drawings by Mira Cantor

Mira Cantor

August 10 – September 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, August 10 | 6-8pm

FREE and open to ALL

About the Artist

Burren College of Art is pleased to host an exhibition of paintings and drawings by American artist, Mira Cantor, from August 10 – September 30, 2017.

Mira Cantor has been bringing Northeastern students to the Burren College of Art for the last 12 years through the Faculty-Led Group Study Abroad scheme.

Her new work has been inspired by the Burren and issues of climate change, water and the disruptions in our natural world.

Mira Cantor, 2017
"Artists have depicted water over time as both meditative and anxious. The rhythmical wave movements can become a mesmerizing dance
or a natural phenomenon that leaves us in awe. The feelings and sensory experiences – what we see, hear, touch and taste – are essential to our responses to the world. Our creations and ideas keep us connected to our experiences. These paintings provoke an awareness of separation and connections between nations, countries and people as well as the terror and awe in our natural world."

Mira Cantor received a BFA from the University of Buffalo and an MFA from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. Both degrees are in painting and drawing. Her work is in many collections in the US and abroad including: The Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University; Simmons College Collection; and the Danforth Museum. She has exhibited her work at the Venice Biennale, Biennales in Norway and Yugoslavia, the Tokyo American Center, the Cultural Center in Alexandria Egypt, Gallery Lohrl in Germany, the Genovese Sullivan Gallery in Boston, and the De Cordova Museum in Boston. She has been a member of the Kingston Gallery since 2013 and will have her second solo exhibition there in October 2016.


Cantor has had a lengthy career as an art instructor, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 1978-80 where she taught drawing in the School of Architecture. She also received a Fulbright to Egypt in 1994 to teach at the University of Alexandria. At present, she is a Professor of Art at Northeastern University in Boston where she has been teaching for 25 years.