Emily Miller

Painting  ·  Sculpture  ·  Photography  ·  Design

www.ejmillerfineart.com       Portland, Oregon  /  Kauai, Hawaii
I see coastal environments as a border between the known and unknown, amid constant cycles of change.
My art practice is a connection to the beauty of these environments, encouraging curiosity and delight in daily life.

Education

2016 Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
B.A. in Studio Art, summa cum laude. Ceramics concentration / Art History minor
2015 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine. Baskets & Mixed Media
2008 Kauai Community College, Hawaii
A.A. in Liberal Arts. Sculpture focus
2002 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Sculpture
2001 Santa Monica College, California. Sculpture / Photography focus

One and Two Artist Exhibitions

2012 Stopping Time: Plein Air Watercolors
Solo Show, Alley Kat Art, Kapaa, Hawaii
2007 Divergence
Solo Show, Kauai Museum Mezzanine Gallery, Lihue, Hawaii
2005 Kauai Under Glass: New Works in Watercolor and Pastel
Two-Person Show, Kauai Museum Mezzanine Gallery, Lihue, Hawaii

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Beaver Tales, traveling exhibit, Oregon
2017
Findings, Fairweather Gallery, Seaside, Oregon
2016 Artist of the Month, Bethany Frame Central, Beaverton, Oregon
2016
Wanderers, Tillamook Forest Center, Oregon
2016
Recent Graduates, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2016
Art in the Forest, Tillamook Forest Center, Oregon
2016
interconnected, Cawein Gallery at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon (senior thesis exhibition)
2015 Pacific Portraits, Pacific University Campus Library, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
Human Body Canvas Project: Halloween Edition, Black Box Theatre at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
Art Department Open House, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
Hallway Gallery, Warner Hall at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
BLUE, Cawein Gallery at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
First Annual Student Art Show, Milky Way at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
Faculty Select Student Show (juried), Cawein Gallery at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2015
Pacific's Got Talent, Taylor Meade Auditorium at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2014 Art Department Open House, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2014
accession 2014, Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
2014
POW! Art: Pastels, Oils, Watercolors, Kauai, Hawaii (4-artist collaborative exhibit)
2014
Art Kauai (juried), Kauai, Hawaii (also accepted in 2013 / 07 / 06 / 05 / 04 / 02)
2014
Kauai Society of Artists Membership Show, Kauai, Hawaii (also accepted in 2006 / 05 / 04 / 03 / 02)
2013 Kauai Society of Artists Small Works Show, Kauai, Hawaii (also accepted in 2008 / 06 / 05 / 02 / 01)
2009 The Rhythms of Nature, statewide plein air exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii
2009
Artists of Hawaii (juried), Honolulu, Hawaii
One of eight Kauai artists included in Hawaii's largest and longest-running all-media, statewide juried exhibition
2007 Hawaii Artists annual exhibition, Bethel Street Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
2006 Hawaii Glass Artists 5th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii
2006
'Aina, Kauai, Hawaii
2004 Teapot As Art, Kauai, Hawaii
2003 Group Show, Garden Island Arts Council gallery, Kauai, Hawaii
2003
Continuing the Legacy, Kauai, Hawaii
2002 The Spirit World, Kauai, Hawaii
2002
School of the Art Institute of Chicago annual invitational student exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
2002
Punahou Carnival (juried), Oahu, Hawaii

Awards & Honors

2016 Outstanding Senior in Studio Art
Outstanding Senior in Fine & Performing Arts
Pacific University, Oregon
2015-16 Scott / Walter Scholarship - Awarded annually to two outstanding students in the Arts.
Eva C. Krebs Boxer Spirit Award - Awarded to students for personal and academic accomplishment.
Cawein Endowed Art Scholarship - Awarded to students in the Arts.
Pacific University, Oregon
2014-16 Studio Art Talent Award - Top honors in university-wide scholarship for accomplishments and potential in Studio Art.
Founders Scholarship - Top honors in university-wide merit-based scholarship.
Dean's List
Pacific University, Oregon
2015 Honorable Mentions in Ceramics and Sculpture - Pacific University Student Art Show; Forest Grove, Oregon
2014 Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recognition Award - Art Kauai
2013 Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recognition Award - Art Kauai
2006 Best Kauai Artist - Kauai Island News; Kauai, Hawaii (1st annual people's choice award)
2005 Portraits of Hawaii Award - Art Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii
2004 Honorable Mention - Art Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii

Collections & Commissions

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places collection
Kokee Museum - Hui O Laka, mural commission
Pacific University, Oregon
Private collections and commissions throughout North America

Service & Affiliations

2015-16Student Representative - Art Department Search Committee, Pacific University
2014Treasurer and Founding Member - Pacific University Art Club
2009-14Women Artists of Kauai
2004-07President - Kauai Recycling for the Arts
2002-14Kauai Society of Artists
2002-14Garden Island Arts Council

Professional Experience

2016Marjie Mabel artist residency, Vancouver, Washington
2015Concept and Project Manager - public art tile mural, Cawein Gallery at Pacific University, Oregon
2015
Co-curator - BLUE, Cawein Gallery at Pacific University, Oregon
2015
Co-curator - First Annual Student Art Show, Milky Way at Pacific University, Oregon
2001-14Graphic / Web Designer - DataSpace Industries, Kauai

Bibliography / Media List

Maddison Kellas, "Studio art students invited to share art in Portland gallery," The Pacific Index (Forest Grove, Oregon), April 21, 2016.
Rhayn Abner, "Cawein Gallery: Art project adds beauty," The Pacific Index (Forest Grove, Oregon), October 29, 2015.
Joe Lang, "Students Give Cawein Gallery Entrance a Makeover," http://www.pacificu.edu, October 28, 2015.
"P.O.W. Art Exhibit at Kukui Grove," Kauai Midweek (Lihue, Hawaii), January 22, 2014.
Todd A. Vines, "Emily Miller," Essential Kauai, September/October 2007, 15.
"Divergence," Inspiration Journal, Issue 27 September/October 2007, 46.
Keya Keita, "Presenting Emily Miller's 'Divergence'," The Garden Island (Lihue, Hawaii), August 3, 2007.
Dale Rosenfeld, "Divergence," Ho'ike Community Television (Lihue, Hawaii), August 2007.
Anne O'Malley, "Artist Miller set to unveil 'Divergence'," Kauai People (Lihue, Hawaii), August 1-7, 2007, 13.
Todd A. Vines, "Artists Under Glass - Helen Turner and Emily Miller," Essential Kauai, December 5-18, 2005, 18.
"'Kauai Under Glass' now on display," Kauai Island News (Lihue, Hawaii), November 18, 2005, 16.
Lanaly Cabalo, "'Kauai Under Glass' opens next week," The Garden Island (Lihue, Hawaii), November 11, 2005.
Anne O'Malley, "Welding Women - and a Couple of Men," ARTS: A Publication of the Garden Island Arts Council, Volume 18 No. 1 March 2004, 7.

Gallery Affiliation


Updated 8/2017