Jamia Weir 

(b. 1981, Connecticut) is a multi-disciplinary artist-teacher who often playfully explores the chaos of waste and recyclable materials, both in her own work and with her K-4 artist-students. Jamia received an MA of Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Her thesis work about Arts Integration and Eco-Art Education was published in 2016 in the national journal Art Education, in an article entitled “The Way the Light Hits a Web,” consequently quoted in the U.S. Department of Education’s quarterly newsletter.  She obtained a Fund For Teachers fellowship to attend The International Center For the Arts in Umbria, Italy also in 2016.  Most recently, in 2017, Jamia became an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, returning to the location of her undergraduate work. She currently works in Los Angeles, CA at Keystone Art Space. 

You can follow Jamia's latest artwork on her Instagram: @artgirlsy and the artwork of her students @lalalandkidart.