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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Mia Martin – Alumna Spotlight

Assistant Director, Bonner David Galleries 

Hometown: Mission Viego, CA 
BA in Art History, minor in Legal Studies (2021) 
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Mia Martin worked in several art galleries while pursuing her degree in art history, including Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, CA, and Southside Gallery in Oxford.  She has taken her love and knowledge of art and developed skills in sales, web development, and art negotiations to her work as Assistant Director at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ. 


Why did you choose art history to study? 
I love art and I love history! 

What were some significant experiences at UM? 
I was a member of the Kappa Pi International Art History Society.

Tell us about the path that your career has taken since college. 
I currently work as an Assistant Director at a fine art gallery, Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ. I worked at Southside Gallery during my time at Ole Miss and I came to love working in the gallery space. Studying art history allowed me to find my passion in selling fine art. 

Why study art history? 
I have found that my education in liberal arts has helped me become a more critical thinker and I developed skills beyond that of a business major.