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Liz Miller
updated: 01/22/2013
website: www.lizmiller.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Deep Six (crimson)
Deep Six (crimson)
Histrionic Malfeasance
Histrionic Malfeasance
Imperious Decorum (revisited)
Imperious Decorum (revisited)
Hyperbolic Escape Route
Hyperbolic Escape Route
Ballistic Boondoggle
Ballistic Boondoggle
Recalcitrant Mimesis
Picturesque Evacuation Ploy
Picturesque Evacuation Ploy
Preposterous Cavalcade
Ornamental Invasion
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, abstract, systems, repetition, mapping, site-specific, pattern
 
 
Deep Six (crimson) by Liz Miller
Deep Six (crimson)
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
2013
Dimensions variable
Deep Six (crimson) by Liz Miller
Deep Six (crimson)
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
2013
Dimensions variable
Histrionic Malfeasance by Liz Miller
Histrionic Malfeasance
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Gatewood Gallery, UNC-Greensboro
2012
Dimensions variable
Histrionic Malfeasance by Liz Miller
Histrionic Malfeasance
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Gatewood Gallery, UNC-Greensboro
2012
Dimensions variable
Imperious Decorum (revisited) by Liz Miller
Imperious Decorum (revisited)
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2012
Dimensions variable
Imperious Decorum (revisited) by Liz Miller
Imperious Decorum (revisited)
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2012
Dimensions variable
Hyperbolic Escape Route by Liz Miller
Hyperbolic Escape Route
stiffened felt, cardboard, and other mixed media; installation view: University of Minnesota-Morris
2012
Dimensions variable
Hyperbolic Escape Route by Liz Miller
Hyperbolic Escape Route
stiffened felt, cardboard, and other mixed media; installation view: University of Minnesota-Morris
2012
Dimensions variable
Ballistic Boondoggle by Liz Miller
Ballistic Boondoggle
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Union Gallery, UW-Milwaukee
2012
Dimensions variable
Ballistic Boondoggle by Liz Miller
Ballistic Boondoggle
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Union Gallery, UW-Milwaukee
2012
Dimensions variable
Recalcitrant Mimesis by Liz Miller
Recalcitrant Mimesis
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2012
Dimensions variable
Picturesque Evacuation Ploy by Liz Miller
Picturesque Evacuation Ploy
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
2011
Dimensions variable
Picturesque Evacuation Ploy by Liz Miller
Picturesque Evacuation Ploy
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
2011
Dimensions variable
Preposterous Cavalcade by Liz Miller
Preposterous Cavalcade
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011
Dimensions variable
Ornamental Invasion by Liz Miller
Ornamental Invasion
stiffened felt and other mixed media; installation view: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2011
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My mixed media installations and works on paper recontextualize simplified shapes, signs and symbols from disparate historical and contemporary imagery to create abstract fictions. Existing forms from a multitude of sources are co-opted, altered, and spliced to adopt hybrid identities. Through the process of appropriation and subsequent recombination, shapes lose their real-world connotations and take on fictitious roles. Forged relationships between benign and malignant forms confuse the original implications of each while revealing the precariousness of perception and how easily it can be tampered with. Recent projects pit Baroque and Gothic pattern and ornament against forms derived from armor and weaponry. Seemingly oppositional pairings create duplicitous environments where conflicting messages are conveyed. The use of felt, foam, and other tactile materials further complicates questions of source, masking the identity of forms while allowing them to inhabit both sculptural and two-dimensional space.

Artist Bio / CV

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