Ms. Mixon is a visual artist working in painting, sculpture, and photography. She received her MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA from Davidson College, NC. Mixon is a recipient of a 2017 Working Artist Grant and a 2015 Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Award. She was a finalist for a 2016 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and 2015 VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship. Mixon was an artist-in-residence at The Hambidge Center,GA, AICAD Studio Practice Residency, NY and Byrdcliffe Art Colony,NY. Her work was recently exhibited at Torpedo Factory, VA, Ceres Gallery, NY, Spartanburg Art Museum, SC, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC, and Ackland Art Museum, NC. Mixon lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Her studio process involves painting numerous layers of oil paint to a panel and then carving back into the paint to reveal built-up surface complexity. The harvested chips of paint then become used to start new work, seeds to germinate new paintings. Like a process of tillage, Mixon's paintings grow to reveal crops of color, pattern, and form.