Miriam Zora Engel was born in Minnesota but raised between rural South Carolina and Seattle, Washington. In 2009, she returned to the Midwest to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received both her Bachelor’s degrees, a BFA in Painting and Drawing as well as a BA in Visual and Critical Studies. Predominantly exploring subjects of perceptual experience, memory and color, Miriam paints with a variety of media including gouache, watercolor, oil, and homemade egg tempera. In 2014, she was awarded a merit scholarship to attend Oxbow School of Art’s winter painting program in Saugatuck, Michigan. She has worked on various mural projects in Chicago as well as in Latin America. She currently lives and works on the island of Oahu.