Míla Fürstová

Over the past decade Míla Fürstová has exhibited in over 20 solo shows in many countries including Britain, the USA, France and the Czech Republic. During this time she has won numerous awards and her work has featured in many international publications. Prestigious private and public collections including the Royal Collection, the V&A and The Museum of London have acquired her work.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Fürstová gained an MA degree in Art, English Language and Psychology at the Charles University in Prague whilst simultaneously studying for her BA degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Gloucestershire. In 2001, Fürstová received her Masters degree at the Royal College of Art and has subsequently lectured at Coventry University and The University of Gloucestershire.


In 2003 Fürstová was appointed the first Artist in Residence at the Cheltenham Ladies' College where she established and ran an etching studio until 2010. In 2009 she became the youngest ever Academician elected to the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol. 


In 2014 Fürstová's work reached over 400 million people when she was commissioned to make the artwork for Coldplay's Ghost Stories album and four singles. In 2015 the sale of her Coldplay artwork raised over £100,000 in aid of children's charities.


In 2017, Fürstová won a commission to represent Mattoni in the Czech Republic, meaning that her artwork was printed on one million bottles of Mattoni water and featured as two 25 metre sculptures in her home country.


In 2019, Fürstová was commissioned to create artwork for the Czech TV series 'Vodik', which was awarded the most prestigious Czech film award. Also in 2019 a large monograph of Fürstová's work of the last twenty years was published. 


Míla Fürstová currently lives and works in Cheltenham.