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WM College Foundation Art Diploma Student Selected for Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show

After months of physical exhibitions grinding to a halt, we’re pleased to see the plethora of museums and galleries we have on our doorstep open again. This summer we’re even more excited to visit, as one of our Foundation Art Diploma students has been selected to exhibit in the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show.

For the second year running Mia Cacioppo-Cohen’s artwork has been chosen by prestigious artists and arts professionals to become part of the Young Artist Summer Show. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, last year’s show was held completely online. This year Mia’s work ‘A Practical Manicure’ will be displayed alongside many other young artists both online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts running from 13 July – 8 August.

Speaking about the experience Mia said:

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Royal Academy Young Artist Summer Show. The artwork I submitted portrays an ironic perspective of domestic life clashing with restrictive beauty products. A drop of soap will go a long way with this particular set of nails, allowing you to look glamorous whilst cleaning the dishes. Giving an ironic stance on the slightly dysfunctional acrylic nail sets you can buy in any beauty store. I choose to use pink and blue sponges sculpted and placed into a manicure box to mimic the mass-produced product.”

The artwork chosen by the judges was from Mia’s developmental stage of the Foundation Art and Diploma course where students are encouraged to explore all different creative avenues and mediums. For the final stage of the course students are able to choose a specialist area in which to create their final major project. Mia chose Fine Art as her specialism, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for Mia’s artistic future. To view more Mia’s artwork check out her website or Instagram.

If you’re interested in expanding your creative practice and gaining the foundation art skills needed for entry to university or employment within the arts visit our Open Day on Saturday 10 July to speak with expert tutors and tour our facilities.

A Practical Manicure by Mia Cacioppo-Cohen


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