Mija, born in 1953 in the French town of Clamart, lives and works outside of Paris. In 1973 she began her formal training in the studio of painter Jean Marie Creuzeau. Her visual arts practice followed the tenets of modern art theorists André Lhote and Maurice Denis. This rigorous foundation adhered to formal artistic demands. Her work began with the theme of the body in motion. Around the 2000s, landscape began entering into her work and brought an element of fluidity and abstraction. Nowadays these two themes cohabit her practice. In the hope of transmitting her passion, Mija also teaches engraving, painting and drawing in France.