Mirra Whale is a Sydney based artist who explores everyday, 'banal and commonplace' subjects and presents them from another angle. Her artworks explore the formal and conceptual limits of the genre of still life.
Mirra 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 achieved Honours at the National Art School in 2012.
Mirra Whale has been a finalist of several art prizes including the Archibald Prize, Kedumba Drawing Award, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Salon Des Refuses, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, AME Bale Art Prize, Hornsby Art Prize, Mortimore Art Prize and the Manning Gallery Prize.
In 2019 Whale was the winner of the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) and won the Royal Art Society North Sydney Drawing Prize in 2011.