About Holly Miller
Miller's inspiration is drawn from everyday life.
She uses humble materials, a monochromatic palette, and a restrained vocabulary to expand and explore within those limits. Miller is interested in exploring the physicality of drawing by merging the tactile with the optical and creating a sense of touch through visual means.
Miller grew up in Rome Italy, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. In her paintings, vertical lines are drawn with a needle and thread; the pierced holes could be suggestive of pores. Horizontal lines create a shadow line from the thread that suggests a quiet tension between presence and absence, reality and illusion, material and ethereal. Her choice of colors is purely intuitive.
The viewer will experience a very different painting or drawing when he or she walks to the side of the work and sees the accumulation of lines that become saturated with color. The work combines drawing, painting and sculpture. The viewer is invited to physically experience each work by moving around it.
2021 Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
2021 Furnace Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, Connecticut
2020 Group show, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
2020 11 Women of Spirit part 2, Zurcher Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Border Line curated by Elisa Jensen The Green Door cultural space, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
Arkansas Arts Center
University of Kentucky Art Museum
Weatherspoon Art Museum