Mira Cantor, born in New York, graduated with an MFA from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1994-95 to Alexandria, Egypt, where she taught and showed her work at the American Center. Her solo shows include the Tokyo American Center in Japan, the BWA Gallery in Krakow, Poland, Hampshire College, De Cordova Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, The Contemporary Arts Center in Honolulu, and Gallery Lohrl in Dusseldorf.
She is featured in the collection of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (drawing), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (drawing), Simmons College, The Danforth Museum and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis, as well as the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Contemporary Arts Center of Honolulu. Her drawings have been exhibited at the Vienna Biennale, Norwegian Internationale Print Biennale, as well as biennales in Yugoslavia and Krakow. Her work can be found in many private collections within the US and Europe.
Currently, Mira Cantor lives and works in Boston. She is represented by the Genovese Sullivan Gallery, Boston. Mira Cantor has been in many group-drawing exhibitions in Boston, e.g. “Passion,” curated by William Stover from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2003; “The Boston Drawing Show,” curated in 1998 by the former Director of the Rose Art Museum, Carl Belz; and in 1993, by Cliff Ackley from the Museum of Fine Arts.