Mirra Whale is Sydney based artist.
Artist Mirra Whale gained a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking at the National Art School in 2003, Diploma of Graphic Design and Communication in 2010, studied at Julian Ashton College 2011 and Honours at the National Art School 2012.
Mirra has been the recipient and finalist of several art prizes including The Archibald Prize (finalist) Art Gallery of NSW 2016, 2015 AND 2014, Selected for the Kedumba Drawing Award 2016, finalist in the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2015, Salon Des Refuses 2013, Portia Geach Portrait Prize 2012, 2013 and 2014, A.M.E Bale Art Prize 2012, Hornsby Art Prize 2012, Mortimore Art Prize 2012, Manning Gallery Prize 2011, Australian Galleries Works on Paper Prize 2003, winner of The Royal Art Society North Sydney Drawing Prize 2011, National AQ printmaking Prize 2003, Akky Van Ogtrop Printmaking Award 2002. Mirra has also been selected for several artist residencies, Internation Scoula De Grafica Venice 2013, Bathurst Regional Gallery Hill End 2011, 2013, Fowlers Gap 2015.
Her practice incorporates painting, drawing and printmaking. Mirra has a particular interest in portraiture and still life, drawing reference to the old masters with a contemporary twist.