Ali Miller

b. Long Island, NY

STATEMENT

My work weaves personal fantasies and anxieties about the unknown into surreal staged scenes. Through saturated colors, high contrast, theatrical lighting, and varied surface textures, I create exaggerated, romantic worlds gone awry. I use these extremes to convey a confliction of emotional truths. The cornucopia opulence is sometimes ecstatic and sometimes a choking, suffocating illusion.

The ideals of perfection and beauty are prevailing themes in my work. My paintings ask, what does an ideal moment, romance, or atmosphere look like? This same lens is applied to the paint, scrutinizing ideal compositions, color palettes, and techniques, while embracing a level of uncertainty, tension, experimentation, and obsession. The result of my process is a space more ornate and more beautiful than that which I inhabit; it is at once a stage for the fantastical expectations of my life and a space for contemplating the disparity between the real and the imagined.

EDUCATION


Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting MFA, 2012

Alfred University, BFA, Concentration: Painting and Printmaking, Art Education, 2008

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Insatiable, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

2016      

The Next Chapter, Stroll Gallery, Chautauqua, NY

 

2013      

e(merge) Art Fair, Connersmith Gallery, Washington D.C

 

2012      

Bad Habits, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2008

Hideout, Harder Hall, Alfred, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Natural Proclivities, curated by Melanie Vote and Kim Powers, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY 

2017

The Painted Desert, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY     

Edge of Elegance, Buddy Warren Gallery, New York, NY
Losslessness: Expressions in Digital L’Informe, Karst & Gorse, Hudson, NY 
The Nasty Women Exhibition, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY 

 

2016      

Introductions, Curated by Roberto Juarez, La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY
Montclair State University Adjunct Show, Finely Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

 

2015      

Made in Paint, Golden Foundation, New Berlin, NY
Garage Sale, Buddy Warren Gallery, New York, NY
Montclair State University Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ

 

2014      

A.I.R Gallery’s 11th Biennial Exhibition, Curated by Nancy Princethal, Brooklyn, NY
57th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition, Curated by Jerry Saltz, Chautauqua, NY
Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

 

2013     
New Paintings, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Maryland Art At College Park, Curated by Dan Mills, The Art Gallery, College Park, MD
Dave Bown Projects-6th Semiannual Competition (Curators: Marisa Pascucci, Reto Thuring, Adelina Vlas)
Caged In: DC Painters Explore the Aesthetic Influences of John Cage, Gallery 102 at GW, Washington DC

 

2012  
The Relationship, e(merge) Art Fair, Washington D.C.
Spatial Compositions: Beyond the Frame, Contemporary Wing, Washington D.C.
Conventional Wisdom, Delicious Spectacle, Washington D.C.
The XL-XS Show, The Art Gallery, College Park, MD
The Academy Show, Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD
Hoffberger School of Painting, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

 

2011      

Untitled: A Mid-Atlantic MFA Exhibition, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Untitled: A Mid-Atlantic MFA Exhibition, Industry Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Hoffberger School of Painting, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Align, Gallery 500 Baltimore, Maryland

 

2010    

New Work by Emerging Artists, Art that Matters, Oyster Bay, NY 
Hoffberger School of Painting, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD    
Juried Fine Arts Exhibition: Juror: Joan Young, Mills Pond House, Saint James, NY
Chautauqua: A Continuum, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

2009    

Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
Summer in the City, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

 

2008     
Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
In Foreign Space, Women’s Leadership Center, Alfred, NY 

 

2007      

Painting Drawing Conclusions Pictures, Harder Hall, Alfred NY
Zan Zara City-Wide Exhibition, Florence, Italy
Ciao Ragazzi, Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY

 

2004    

Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at Heckscher, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Ognibene Collection, Washington, DC

Rubenstein Collection, Washington, DC

Bendit Collection, NY, New York

Alfred University Public Collection, Alfred, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY

La MaMa Blogs, "Introductions at La MaMa Galleria", April 4, 2016
The Chautauqua Daily, "Alumni Showcase is 'Delightfully Challenging,'" July 30th, 2016
Berlin Art Link, "Art Fair// The (e)merge art fair in Washington, D.C," Oct. 17, 2013    
East City Art, "Local Galleries are Making a Splash at (e)merge," Sept. 26, 2013
Arts Observer, "11 Artists to See at DC’s Annual (e)merge Art Fair," Oct 5, 2013
Bmore Art, "Maryland Federation of Art at College Park," July 10, 2013
Hi Fructose, "Jonathan Latiano’s Site-Specific Installations," August 23, 2013
"Beyond the Frame: Spatial Composition After Lucio Fontana at Contemporary Wing," Sept 19, 2012

The Huffington Post, "Haiku Reviews," Oct. 2, 2012
The Washington Post, "Galleries: ‘Beyond the Frame,'" Sept. 27, 2012
Beyond the Frame: Spatial Composition After Lucio Fontana (The Catalog), Sept. 8, 2012
Borderstan, "Highlights from the Borderstan: (e)merge Art Fair," Oct. 11, 2012
The Guide: Galleries and Antiques, "Rising Stars," Aug 12, 2012
East City Art, "East City Art Reviews: Untitled at Industry Gallery," July 14, 2011
Artistaday.com, May 5th, 2011
"Untitled: A Mid-Atlantic MFA Exhibition," July 9, 2011
The Hook, "Anxiety Variety: Artists Unnerve With Unseen Energy," Sept. 1, 2011