Jane Miller, ‘Off Duty’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Jane Miller, ‘Off Duty’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Jane Miller, ‘Off Duty’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

My current work embraces sculpting methods using textiles from sustainable recycling of cloth, fiber and found objects. I combine weaving, wrapping, felting and hand sewing in abstract whimsical sculptures or large cocoon like amulets of variant sizes.

Though domestic in nature it has little or nothing to do with domesticity other than a nod to materials used by women who craft out of an affiliation with these materials or the obsessive nature of crafted textile arts I embrace the spastic and weirdly beautiful combinations to cast aside tradition as much as possible.

I work wherever and whenever I have time. I use a combined studio and “portable” approach, I bring my studio wherever I go, both traveling with materials and finding them along the way. Among my inspirations for the open and productive way I work is my long time interest in “wattle and daub” a construction method using natural, readily available materials. My work is less theoretical than just about making.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 End of the Line, November, G Gallery, Houston TX
2013 Books without pages, pages without books, G Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 ClockShop, Arts/Commerce Installation, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston TX
2002 Time + Line, Texas A+M University, College Station, TX
2001 A Shadow of Before, Fairfield University Art Gallery, Fairfield, CT
1999 Time Not Wasted, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
1994 Paintings and Sculpture, Erector Square Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1993 Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Selected Group and Two Person Exhibitions

2015 Fred Giampietro Gallery, Group show, December , New Haven, CT
2014 ‘Books’ window installation, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2011 Fresh Pressed: Selection from the Flatfile, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2008 Printmakers Network of Southern New England, MICRO/MACRO, Newport Art Museum, RI
PLUSH, Hello my name is Gallery, New Haven, CT
Fiber, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
2007 101 Dresses, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2005 Factory Direct, 5 artists selected to work with Manufacturers in and around New Haven, CT
Prints, Connecticut State University, Chen Gallery, New Britain, CT
Prints, Strathmore Art Center, Bethesda, MD
Prints and Social Commentary, Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Process to Print, Brickbottom Art Gallery, Somerville, MA
The Printed Image, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2003 Southern New England Printmakers, Norwich Art Museum, Norwich, CT
Portfolio # 3 from Printmaker Collective , Southern Graphics Conference, Boston, MA
Faculty Biennial, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI
2002 Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY
Flag Project, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Soft, Untitled (space), New Haven, CT
2000 Off the Wall, New Art Center, Newton, MA
Two women/Dos Mujeres, Casa de Italia, Galerie Ossaye, Santo Domingo, DR
1994 Dartmouth College Art Gallery, Dartmouth, NH
1988 3 artists, Artspace, New Haven, CT
1987 Connecticut College Art Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Selected Collections

Sol Lewitt, CT; Thomas Blackman, Chicago, IL; Lela Hersch, Chicago, IL
Union League Chicago, Chicago, IL; University of Wisconsin, Waukesha, WI
Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, IN; Kim Davenport, Houston, TX
Wayne Gilbert, Houston, TX; Sharon and Gus Kopriva, Houston, TX
Charles Clark, Stonington, CT
Awards

1994 Dartmouth College, Visiting Artist
Residencies

1993 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
1992 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1990 St. Andrew’s-Sewanne School, Artist in Residence, Sewanne, TN
1989 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Teaching

2002-2008 Rhode Island School of Design, Painting Department, Visiting Critic
Fairfield University, Printmaking Department
1994 Dartmouth College, Visiting Artist
1992 Cornell College, Visiting Artist
1990-91 Kenyon College

Selected Bibliography

Rudick, Tyler, Watch this: Sculptor Jane Miller turns back time in live project at Texas Contemporary Art Fair,
Culture Map, Houston, TX. 2012
Hoffman, Hank, ‘Our prints will come’, The New Haven Advocate, Feb-March 2002
Kalil, Susi, A stitch in Time, Houston Press, Apr 15, 1999
Interview for KUHF, Houston, TX 1999
Johnson, Patricia C. Assemblage of Things is “Time Not Wasted”, Art Notes, April 1999
Georgantas, Will, ‘2000 and Counting’, The New Haven Advocate, 1995
Robinson, Joyce, ‘Jane Miller New Work’, Columbus Art, Issue Number 1, 1994
Hungria, Jamie, “Dos Mujeres/Two Women”, Vetas, Santo Domingo, DR, October 1994
Maritza Alvarez y Jane Miller, Listin, Santo Domingo, Oct. 20.1994
Wright, Peg, ‘Figurative Art and the landscape’, Troy Daily Gazette, January 1991
Gonzales, Shirley, A pair of impressive shows, The New Haven Register, June 12, 1988
Langdon, Anne, Women in the Arts, Connecticut Commission, Spring 1988
Atterbury, Giselle, Illinois/Jane Miller,, The New Art Examiner, November 1983
Helleckson, Diane, ‘Minnesota/Jane Miller, The New Art Examiner, October 1983
Klein, Jerry, ‘Art Guild Exhibition has contrast of talents, Journal Star, June 26, 1983

About Jane Miller

American, b. 1954, Redding, Connecticut, based in Connecticut