Miw, short for Maria Irene Weinz, was born in Bogota, Colombia. She has lived in the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Papua New Guinea. Miw has spent most of her life along coastal areas where she taught scuba diving.
Sketching and taking photographs created a habit of meticulous observation of the ocean and marine life, her main source of inspiration.
Miw has been learning the art of design and craft for many years. In 2009, she joined the Corcoran School of Arts and Design were she studied and worked until 2015.
Her studio is in the Washington DC metropolitan area.