Trustman Art Gallery

The Painted Place

Mia Cross

November 6 - December 20

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 7, from 5-8 p.m.

Artist Talk & Closing Reception:
Thursday, December 12 from 6-7:30 p.m.


Simmons University presents The Painted Place featuring a brand new body of work from painter and dreamer Mia Cross.

With The Painted Place, Cross conjures an imaginary, painted world that is abundant, lush and bursting with color where people and nature are wholly intertwined.  Each inhabitant of this utopian realm plays an instrumental role in its sustenance.  Visit The Painted Place to bask in its tints, shades and hues and revel in Cross’ exquisite mark making.

The Painted Place will be on view from November 6-December 20 in the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston.

Join us in the Gallery for an opening reception on Thursday, November 7, from 5-8 p.m.  The Gallery will also host Cross for an artist talk and closing reception on Thursday, December 12 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Mia Cross launched her career in 2014 following her graduation from Boston University with a double major in painting and sculpture.  In 2016 she received the “Emerging Artist Award” presented by the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. Cross has been the recipient of multiple grants, including a VSC Boston University Alumni Grant, the Blanche Colman Grant and a Mass MoCa Match Grant.  Cross’ first large public mural project “We the People II” was created in 2017 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, MA and was on view until October 2019.  Cross has recently created permanent murals at Tender Greens in the Copley Mall in Boston, at the Facebook headquarters in Cambridge, and at Blick art store in Boston. She is a member of Fountain Street Gallery and exhibits her work at her studio at 450 Harrison Ave in the SoWa art district of Boston.


CoronaVirus Update: Due to ongoing health concerns the Trustman Art Gallery will be closed for the remainder of the semester.

Trustman Gallery hours are 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday. The gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, find us on Facebook, and Instagram.