Miriam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado. She holds her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from The University of Iowa. Bloom’s first New York exhibition IS THIS A WORK OF ART II was at the Jock Truman Gallery in 1975. Her work has also been exhibited internationally, including in Hiroshima, Japan; Malmo, Sweden; Lippstadt, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Copenhagen, Denmark. Among her many awards, she has received two artist’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, three Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, three MacDowell Colony fellowships, a Gottlieb Foundation grant, the Athena Foundation grant, and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation grant. She is included in public and private collections including the Bass Museum, Miami; the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; The Bemis Foundation, Omaha; Colgate University, the Kohler Company, the Hallmark Art Collection, and the estates of Louise Nevelson and Emily Tremaine. She is represented by the Westwood Gallery in New York.