Lamiah Gholar is an interdisciplinary artist, arts educator, yoga instructor, digital content specialist + scholar.
Based in Chicago, USA.
Gholar 's studio practice consists of painting, ceramics, textile/garment construction, performance, photography + videography weaving together imaginative and regenerative futures for BIPOC displaced peoples + historically marginalized groups. Taking inspiration from her lineage of West African + Native American migrants from the rural south she explores themes of reindigenization, healing generational trauma, & consciousness expansion. Gholar 's work is anchored in the Akan concept of Sankofa, and she creates with the intention to evoke feelings of curiosity, (dis)comfort and inspiration towards living a holistically conscious life of individual and collective growth.
A RYT-200 yoga instructor, she now offers Kemetic Yoga classes to her community as a means of empowering class attendees towards self-empowerment & holistic healing and recovery from traumatic life experiences. Researching, educating, and creating with a focus on her strong passion for building community through artistic expression, cultural studies, holistic wellness + bespoke URL/IRL experiences, Gholar is leaving her digital footprint for her current audience and resonant spirits of the future.
Outside of her scholarly + entrepreneurial work she collaborates with fashion, beauty + wellness brands. Mia has partnered with and been featured in campaigns for clients such as Nike, Fuji Film, Glossier, GlamGlow, Ellesse, UGG Australia etc., She has also been featured in publications like Vogue, GraziaUK, New York Magazine, PLEASE Magazine.