Steven Miller

Steven Miller

New York, NY, United States

About Steven Miller

ARTIST'S STATEMENT OF STEVEN MILLER

Although I received my training based on the principals of the 19th century French Academy, including the study of Old Masters, landscapes, figure painting and the direct observation of nature and can do representational work, I have felt more compelled towards abstracting images in news media including print, the internet, computers, electronic photography and pop culture.

I have done thousands of studies of the human figure, innumerable landscapes and multitudes of drawings based on nature. At the same time I have also taken hundreds of photographs, which led to my involvement with photos taken with the electron microscope.

I began with producing series of drawings based on different digital images. From these initial studies I painted my first large format oils on wooden doors, exploring and expanding upon the studies that I had done involving photo-electronic images.

It is from these beginnings that I have been continuing my work. I paint in a series of paintings, usually working on from two to three paintings at a time. The initial idea behind these works still hold a strong fascination for me and continue to provide me with boundless inspiration. The work I produce is all about color, form and things that appear to be simple on the surface having a much larger and much more complex reality. The interaction with nature also plays an important part in my work.

My abstract paintings are all about creating excitement for the viewer through concentrated exploration. Each painting is inspired by nature, travels, or imagination and created to embody immediate impact and lasting power. It is about creating a visual that has never been seen before. I want each painting to engage the viewer through it's own combination of color, motion and dimension. I want the viewer to have a sense of wonderment and curiosity. I want to involve the viewer through searching the variety of textures, dark and light passages and space within the painting. Are the colors connected? Do they hover above the surface, or streak across the surface? My goal in each painting is to urge the viewer to return to the painting and discover new associations with it. I want the viewer and the painting to have a dialog with one another.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Steven Miller lives and maintains a studio both in New York City and in the rolling hills of Litchfield County Connecticut. He has exhibited on the national and international level including New York, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Berlin and Cologne.

Miller's work has been exhibited in Milan in conjunction with women's Fashion Week in a "Sensorium", where his work was projected over and inside of a multi-level plastic bubble while d.j.'s played music and models strutted down the runway. His work has also been featured on "Sex and the City",on n the hit t.v. sitcom "Fraiser" and in "Pretty Little Liars". His paintings can also be seen in many major Hollywood movies.

Miller's paintings are all about saturated color, superb selection of form and the interplay of new technology colliding with classical ideals.

His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Bayly Art Museum, the Savannah College of Art & Design Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Walden International, Hong Kong, and was recently added to MOMA's collection. Miller's work has been published in conjunction with the Japanese Museum of Contemporary Poetry in Tokyo. His work may also be viewed at www.stevenwmiller.com.

For additional information please contact (212)255-6247 or email at steven.miller286@gmail.com.

www.stevenwmiller.com, www.zatista.com

Education

Parsons School of Design MFA New York, NY USA

Vinalhaven Fellow
Helena Rubinstein Fellow
Parsons Scholar

Events

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Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions :

Byrde + the b, Washington, Depot, CT 2020.
Byrde + the b , Washington Depot, CT 2019.
The Gunnery Museum Gallery, Washington, CT 2019.
The Byrde + the b, Washington Depot, CT 2018.
Art International, Tokyo Japan 2018.
The Byrde + the b, Washington Depot, CT 2017.
The Smithy, New Preston, CT 2017.
Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2016.
Max Alexander Gallery, Pop Up, Berlin, Germany, 2015.
Bond Street Gallery, New York, NY 2014.
Donna Karan International, “Fashion, Art and Beauty”, New York, NY 2013.
Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT 2013.
The Galleries at 153 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 2012.
Phoenix Gallery, “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden”, New York, NY 2011.
Phoenix Gallery, “What’s Up?”, New York, NY 2011.
R.T. Facts Gallery, Litchfield, CT 2011.
Phoenix Gallery, “Fire Now”, New York, New York, 2010.
Studio B Gallery, “Untitled II”, Nashville, TN, 2009.
Studio B Gallery, “Untitled”, Nashville, TN, 2008.
Francine Taylor, “Fall Selections”, Litchfield, CT, 2008.
Francine Taylor, “Summer Prelude”, Litchfield, CT, 2008.
Francine Taylor, “Spring Fling”, Litchfield, CT, 2008.
R.T. Facts Gallery, Kent, CT, 2008.
Haight-Brown Vineyard Gallery, “Summer Musings”, Litchfield, CT, 2007.
Cell Art Gallery, Barcelona, SPAIN, 2007.
Harrison Gallery, “Calm”, Los Angeles, CA 2005.
Hoffman Gallery, “Sense”, New York, New York, 2003.
Landon Gallery, “Celestial Happiness”, New York, New York, 2002.
Landon Gallery, "Blue Incubation", New York, New York, 2000.
Landon Gallery, "Rush", New York, New York, 1998.
Blue Mountain Gallery, "Next", New York, New York, 1996.
Blue Mountain Gallery, "Forever", New York, New York, 1994.
Blue Mountain Gallery, "Fresh", New York, New York, 1992.

Selected Schedule of Group Exhibitions :

Kips Bay Showhouse, New York, New York 2019.
Flash Art, Miami, FL 2018.
Art Southampton, Bridgehampton, New York 2017.
Amsterdam International Art Expo, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2017.
Kips Bay Showhouse, New York, New York 2017.
Miami Art Expo, Miami, Florida 2017.
Barcelona International Arts Fair, Barcelona, Spain 2016.
Art Southampton, Bridgehampton, New York, 2016.
Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan, 2016.
Miami Art Expo, Miami, FL, 2015.
Bond Street Gallery, New York, New York, 2014.
Kips Bay Showhouse, New York, New York, 2013.
Kips Bay Showhouse, New York, New York, 2012.
Verge ArtBrooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, 2011.
Hotel Griffou, New York, New York 2011.
Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York, 2011.
Phoenix Gallery, “Dialogue 9”, New York, New York, 2009.
Phoenix Gallery, “Group Show: Selections”, New York, New York, 2009.
“Postcards From the Edge”, Metro Pictures, New York, New York, 2009.
Studio B Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2008.
Kips Bay Designer Showhouse, New York, New York, 2008.
Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York, 2008.
Paint Box Gallery, “Reflections”, New York, New York, 2007.
Cell Art Gallery, Barcelona, SPAIN, 2006.
Kips Bay Designer Showhouse, New York, New York, 2006.
Smack Mellon, “I Can’t Quite Place It”, Brooklyn, New York 2006.
Kips Bay Designer Showhouse, New York, New York, 2005.
Annina Nosei, “Selections”, New York, New York, 2004.
White Box Gallery, “Hastings”, London, ENGLAND, 2004.
Landon Gallery, New York, New York, 2002.
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, New York, 2001.
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, New York, 1999.
White Columns Gallery, New York, New York, 1997.
Exit Art, New York, New York, 1995.
Hollander Gallery, New York, New York, 1993.
Civilian Warfare, New York, New York, 1991,
Civilian Warfare, New York, New York, 1989.