Katie Miller

Katie Miller
Katie Miller
There are many ways that disability informs an artist’s work apart from being the direct subject of a piece. A sense of foreboding and undefined difference dominates the mood of most of Miller’s paintings.
Children watching TV
Children Watching TV
Oil on Canvas, 36” x 46”
2006
Permanent Collection of Access Living
Gift of Todd and Eveyln Arkebauer
BIO

Katie Miller was born in New Hampshire in 1984, and grew up in Boca Raton, Florida and suburban Sacramento, California. At five, she decided to become an artist and then taught herself to draw. During adolescence, Miller created her first independent body of work and began to study art history.

Miller earned her BFA in 2007 from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She earned her MFA from MICA's Hoffberger School of Painting in 2011. She works full time as an artist and is represented by Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, DC.

In her personal life, Miller loves being involved in the Autistic Community. She is on the board of the Autistic Self–Advocacy Network (ASAN) and is an active proponent of Neurodiversity and Disability Rights.

THE ART
There are many ways that disability informs an artist's work apart from being the direct subject of a piece. A sense of foreboding and undefined difference dominates the mood of most of Miller's paintings. The colors are lush and pleasurable, yet they also suggest a state of unease and tension. Miller is a person with multiple but invisible disabilities that may give her a sense of being different and experiencing the world from a distinctly different perspective than that of the people around her. Interested in what lies under the veneer of normalcy, she finds the drama in suburbia, a venue that is the very essence of the normal in American culture. The surreal dislocation in each scene is heightened by the depiction of everyday life.