NYC's Art Students League 1996 - 2000
Rhode Island School of Design, 2000
Fashion Institute of Technology, 2001 - 2002
Central Saint Martins, 2005
Parsons The New School for Design, BFA, 2006
Born in Charleston, South Carolina 1984, Mika Cali has created with a wide variety of mediums in various fields - from sculpture and furniture design to printmaking, painting, photography, graphic and fashion design. Cali's current focus has been on painting the Symbol Series and her work with resin. Although the meanings behind the symbols vary, they are almost always telling a story of strength, rising above, staying positive and maintaining balance. The symbols started as messaging for Cali herself - a hidden story in each piece that she could put on her walls like a totem, as constant and encouraging reminders. Cali currently resides in New Jersey with her two daughters.