Mila Dau was born in Rome. Italy. She grew up in the sun of Italy and the ice of Canada. She obtained a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Architecture. She has exhibited her work both in Europe and the United States. She currently lives and works in New York.
Mila Dau has produced two artist books - Oracles, a selection of miniature views of contemporary art museums and ancient architectural monuments, and Face-to-Face, taken from a series of extemporaneous portraits of artists in oil on linen.
Mila Dau's work has centered on two themes which have at times intermingled, at times not: architectures and portraits. Facades and faces, terms which are linked both conceptually and etymologically, are ideas that have taken shape in her work.
Her work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and in private collections in Europe and the U.S.