Miriam Gomberg was born in Encino, California After moving to Reno, Nevada
She attended Earl Wooster High School, graduating in 1985.
Miriam developed a deep appreciation for art fashion and design having been surrounded by fine objects as her parents owned a collectibles store.
in 1991, Miriam opened her own boutique, Formals Bridal, in Reno. Her love of fashion design coupled with her outstanding entrepreneurial spirit proved to be a perfect combination of success. Miriam built Formals Bridal into one of the largest local bridal stores in Northern Nevada. About the same time, fulfilled a lifelong goal by completing an undergraduate degree in Health Ecology at the University of Nevada Reno in 2008; going on to complete her MBA at UNR in 2011.
Having always been artistic, Miriam transitioned to simple appreciation to active creation when trying to fill an empty wall in her home. Not quite finding what she wanted, a natural solution was to experiment with her own art by up-cycling and reusing found objects, inserting them onto canvas. Ultimately this led to producing more paintings for family and friends where she developed her unique Expressionist style. She loved the idea of applying similar techniques to vintage furniture and frames to showcase design. Art by Mimi G was born.
It was not long before Miriam began to showcase at local businesses and consignment shops; drawing critical praise. Miriam credits the Due Sorella Vintage Fair in Carson City, owned by Julie Grady, as her first break as an artist.
Miriam’s Expressionist style, leads to her pieces being displayed in areas of the home décor that might include a child’s room as well as a family room.
Meant to create a deeper challenge of subject matter, her Gray, Purple and Blue series use a monochromatic palette. The subjects deal with her struggles of living in a world where life is never easy.
In support of local artists, Reno radio station The X 100.1 FM chose Miriam as the X artist of the month for January 2018. She donated a piece called "Wrapped in Red" for a monthly raffle.
Miriam’s next solo art show features her most recent series, Goddess Awakened that is a celebration of the feminine. Rooted in her belief that each woman possesses elemental qualities, this series conveys a message of an embodiment of the goddess. Please join her on January 20, 2018, from 12-4pm at
Natasha’s World Jewelry
5136 Meadowood Mall Way
For more information about this exhibition and sale, please call Natasha’s World Jewelry at 775-657-9144 or contact Mimi directly at 775-771-1658 or email her at
A Visual Journey