Christian Mieves is painter based in the North East of England. He is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton. He holds a Ph.D. in Fine Art and an MFA from Newcastle University (UK), both funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council). His paintings have been shown at exhibitions in Germany, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom. He has published articles in academic journals on painting and issues of exoticism, heterotopias and the beach.