From her early creative periods, Miriam Vlaming was already concerned with the symbiosis of man and nature. Characteristic of her works is the fusion of the canvas protagonists with the floral ornamentation surrounding them. While she explores the relationships between man and natural as well as urban habitats, Vlaming very often lets her figures disappear into their environment or emerge from it. It is not uncommon for Vlaming's figures to seem to grow out of the wild structures of the landscape, as if nature were giving birth to man. The artist raises the question of human identity and becoming human to the central theme of her work.
In her final years, Vlaming has steadily developed into a visual anthropologist, exploring the central theme of man in harmony or conflict with nature, as well as human nature itself. In doing so, the artist explores the aspects of the domestication of nature on the part of man that contrast with the beliefs and values that so uniquely characterize man.
Miriam Vlaming, one of the important representatives of the New Leipzig School, studied at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts with Arno Rink and graduated with honors in 1999, subsequently becoming Rink's master student for two years. Miriam Vlaming's training as well as her figurative works legitimize her assignment to the New Leipzig School. Unlike other members of this movement, however, Miriam Vlaming always moves on the border to abstraction by interweaving man and nature with the ornamentation and painterly structures surrounding them.
The artist, who took a teaching position after graduation (2001-2003) and taught at the 14th International Dresden Summer Academy of Fine Arts in 2011, has shown her work at numerous international solo exhibitions. Of particular note is the show "YOU PROMISED ME," which brought together some 50 paintings at the Kunsthalle Mannheim in 2008. Her works are represented in important public collections and museums, including the Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, the Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig, the ALTANA Kulturstiftung, the art collection of the Deutsche Bundesbank or the corporate collection Robert Bosch GmbH.