HAZEL MILLER reiterates traditional subject matter (nudes, still lifes, interiors) & art historical imagery to contemplate the nature of perception, the female experience, & the relationship between art & life.
Her paintings take interest in the interplay of the internal/ external worlds, in the mind/body, & in subjecthood/objecthood. Calling upon a wide spectrum of abstraction & representation, Miller experiments with ambiguity & a multiplicity of perspectives.
She depends on the observation of her daily life (including painting directly from life) as much as she does on artists like: Kerry James Marshall, Sylvia Sleigh, David Hockney, David Salle, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, & René Magritte.
Though she spent most of her life much closer to the equator (born in San Antonio, TX), Miller now lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She was recently awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant to complete a self-designed residency.
E D U C A T I O N
2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2013 Pitzer College, Claremont CA
2011 Keystone School, San Antonio TX
A W A R D S
2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2016 One to Watch: Saatchi Art Interview Feature
2015 Carey Award for Life Drawing
2014 First Place, Voohries Drawing Award
2014 Rose City Scholarship, PNCA
E X H I B I T I O N S
2018 The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles
2017 Miller/Weisenburger, Gallery at Cerulean, PDX
2016 Recent Graduates Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, PDX
2016 Group Exhibition: It Waits Upon the Lawn, T Project, PDX
2015 Group Exhibition: Triple Orchid: An Introspective, PNCA Gallery
2015 Solo Exhibition: Assisted Reproductive Technology: ART, Santé Wine Bar, PDX