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May 2017

Canal Boat

Canal Boat / pigment print / 13 x 10 inches / 2017

The Fisherman's Cottage copyright 2017 Katie Miller

The Fisherman’s Cottage / pigment print / 10 x 13 inches / 2017

​For the first time, I will be exhibiting my photographs!  Two small pigment prints related to my HYPERREAL series of paintings will be in a benefit auction for Artists for Truth in Baltimore opening June 2.  Artists for Truth believes that “the ability to discover, share, and weigh facts is a right and a responsibility for everyone within our democracy. In a political and media climate that disregards reality, we fight to enable citizens with the skills and tools to effectively develop a civil society based on truth.” Proceeds benefit Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore), Baltimore Action Legal Team (Baltimore), News Literacy Project (Bethesda) and Center for Media Justice (Oakland)

Exhibition Opening and Benefit Auction
Friday June 2, 2017 6:00pm-10:00pm

Spacecamp
16 W. North Avenue, Baltimore MD

The Exhibit will run from June 2- June 23, 2017

Gallery hours are Fridays – Sundays, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bid in person or buy online. Preview work here: http://artistsfortruth.com/artwork-preview/

 

 

 April 2017

Twins by the Trees copyright Katie Miller 2016

Twins by the Trees / oil on panel / 18 x 24 inches / 2016

Girl Behind a Tinsel Veil copyright Katie Miller 2014

Girl Behind a Tinsel Veil / oil on panel / 40 x 24 / 2014

I have two paintings featured in a special issue of Poets and Artists, The Feminist Issue (No 84). The magazine is available to purchase in print or PDF editions here. The cover article is an interview with Elizabeth Sackler.

“Katie Miller’s vibrant, ultra-sharp realist paintings of children immediately attract the eye due to their exceptional compositions, bright
colors, and exquisite artistry. To Miller, hyperrealism isn’t only an artistic genre but also a philosophical concept concerning the blurring
of the real and artificial, the true and false, particularly in today’s sociopolitical and media landscape.

In her ongoing series, entitled HYPERREAL, Miller explores the fusion of real and fake, of natural and artificial, and how these opposing
concepts challenge us to discriminate original from copy. In this series of paintings Miller uses settings considered to be “recreational
simulacra”—such as zoos, casinos, theme parks, and living history exhibits—to create environments that function as backdrops for the
exploratory, open-ended narrative she conducts through her art.

Miller’s delightfully dynamic piece, entitled Twins by the Trees, show two young girls in what, at first glance, seems a natural environment.
However, upon closer inspection we notice that the children are standing in front of a fence holding a printed banner which, in turn,
hides real trees in the background—an artificial setting within a natural one. Self-conscious postures and expressions convey that the
toddlers are highly aware of being on display.

Miller’s painting Girl behind a Tinsel Veil—part of her Enduring series—explores social pressures, such as gender roles, affecting children.
The broad sociocultural symbolism of the veil serves as basis for the narrative; the girl’s face is hidden by a cheap, mass-produced
tinsel streamer symbolizing the expectations and pressures of today’s beauty standards on increasingly younger girls.”
-Lorena Kloosterboer

Poets and Artists The New Feminists front cover

Poets and Artists The New Feminists Back Cover

 

March 2017

Thanks for the feature, Zealous!

14 Zealous Artists on International Women’s Day

 

January 2017

Twins by the Trees / oil on panel / 18 x 24 inches / 2016

Twins by the Trees can be seen in the exhibit Attention to Detail at Robert Lange Studios.

Robert Lange Studios
2 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Open Daily 11:00 – 5:00
1-843-805-8052
info@robertlangestudios.com
Attention to Detail on view now through Feb. 28
Opening Reception Feb. 3, 5-8pm

I have more paintings in progress right now than I have easels! My new series, HYPERREAL, explores the blending of real and fake, the difficulty of distinguishing original from copy, and the melding of natural and artificial.  The first three paintings from the series are now up on this site. To see peeks of work in progress, follow me on instagram or facebook.

 

 

April 2016

Portrait of Percival as the Beefcake Bambino copyright Katie Miller 2012

Portrait of Percival as the Beefcake Bambino / oil on panel / 16 x 12 inches / 2012

The blog Feast on Beauty is featuring my 2011-2012 series The Fancy of Babes: Imaginary Portraits.

 

March 2016

Jheronimus Bosch inspired sculpture in 's-Hertogenbosch canal

Jheronimus Bosch inspired sculpture in canal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Bartholomaus Bruyn I, Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen, 1528-1539

Bartholomaus Bruyn I, Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen, 1528-1539, Mauritshuis Museum, Den Haag

Archeon Medieval Period

Archeon Living History Park,  Medieval Period

Happy Spring! I was extremely fortunate to have seen the phenomenal exhibition, Jheronimus Bosch: Visions of Genius at Het Noorbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands this month. I also toured around to see some great art, and made special trips to locations to shoot references for new paintings. Now back to work in the studio.

 

February 2016

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Happy New Year! I visited Los Angeles last month to shoot reference photos and research for new paintings in my series exploring portraiture in relation to the hyperreality and simulacra of themed entertainment environments like casinos, theme parks, and historical reenactment sites. The work is coming along nicely, and I hope to share some images in the next few months.  While in Los Angeles, I also saw some fantastic work in galleries, museums, and private collections. The above photo was taken in LA – can you tell where?

 

November 2015

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I was lucky to be able to visit 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati to see the Pop Stars! Exhibit. Above you can see my two paintings, with work by Mickalene Thomas to the right, Allie Pohl to the left, and Jose Maria Cano to the far right. More installation shots of my work in this show can be seen here.  To see work from the other fantastic artists in the show, I’ve shared some on instagram, and so has 21c. It is a great show that I’m honored to be a part of.

 

Boy Holding Squirt Guns copyright Katie Miller 2014    Girl Behind a Tinsel Veil copyright Katie Miller 2014

I am also happy to announce that the two paintings above, Boy Holding Squirt Guns, and Girl Behind a Tinsel Veil, will be shown at Manifest Gallery’s show Monolithic. Manifest Gallery is also in Cincinnati, so if you are in that part of the country, be sure to stop by both shows! Monolithic opens November 6th with a reception from 6-9pm, and is on view through December 4.

 

October 2015

studio shot

I am hard at work on a new series of paintings exploring portraiture in relation to the hyperreality and simulacra of themed entertainment environments like casinos, theme parks, and historical reenactment sites. I get to travel a bit for research and references with this work, which is exciting. I’m also squeezing in a few private portrait commissions.

 

September 2015

The Passion of the Lightgeist copyright Katie Miller 2012 The Adoration of the Stimuli copyright Katie Miller 2012

POP STARS! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art 2015” is now open at 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati, OH.

I am thrilled that my paintings, The Passion of the Lightgeist and The Adoration of the Stimuli, both 2012, above, are included. Let me know if you’re able to visit the show!

 

August 2015

My paintings, The Passion of the Lightgeist and The Adoration of the Stimuli, can be seen in this short video promoting the show, “POP STARS! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, NC earlier this year. It opens next month at 21c Cincinnati.

 

May 2015

Hello, and welcome to my new website! This site is mobile-friendly and includes high-resolution images of my paintings.

You can also join my mailing list if you’d like to be notified of upcoming shows via newsletter 2-4 times a year. For more frequent updates, you can follow me on facebook, instagram, and twitter.