Mia Hebib is a Bosnian born artist based out of New York, who works primarily in jewelry design and sculptural forms. She was in a show called “Islam Contemporary” at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on August 2, 2013. Mia Hebib started her education as a jewler at the School for Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2001, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals and Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Mia moved to New York City to continue her exploration in metal. She started a corporate jewelry design career with Jacmel Jewelry, Liz Claiborne, Henri Bendel and BCBG Generation and offered design consultation to Tory Burch jewelry design team. Since she was part of a corporate jeweler, she became distanced from her fine art background. In order to rekindle her fine art roots, she launched her series “Oblik Atelier”. After her experiences working with corporate jewelry,she wanted to return to hand crafted work rather than working as a jewelry designer.
When Hebib was younger she moved to the United States in 1996 from Croatia, where she grew up. 1996 was a year after the conflict in the Balkan ended. Her mother was politically active at the time and moved to Germany. “We were apart for 3 years. In order to be together and for me to have an opportunity to pursue higher education in the so called "the land of opportunity", my mother, stepfather and I embarked on our USA journey.” With this in mind, Mias work relates to how nomadic the people of Islam were, always switching location of their Great mosques, and their capitals. Mias work, has a very portable quality that is similar to many of the rugs, articles of clothing, and vessels in traditional Islamic works.
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Hebib, Mia, Always in Motion, Sterling Silver, Patina, $2800
Mia Hebib, “Irregularities", stackable rings, sterling silver with patina
Mia Hebib, Medusa, earrings, sterling silver with patina $800
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Mausoleum of Uljaytu, Sultaniyya, Iran, (1313 Timrud)
Mosque Lamp of Sayf al-Din, Tuqutzimur, 1340 (Mamluk)
Navajo, Copy of Spanish Cape as earrings, Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, Santa Ana, California
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