Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller<br /><em>Forest Fire</em> 2019<br />oil on canvas<br />65" x 100"<br />MM 79
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Praying Mantis</em>  2019<br />papier-mâché<br />4 parts, 21 1/2" x 13" x 13 1/2" installed<br />MM 97
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Fox and Squirrels</em>  2016<br />clay with glazes<br />16 1/4" x 8" x 7 1/2"<br />MM 87
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Snail on Acorn</em>  2018<br />clay with glazes<br />11" x 14 1/2" x 11"<br />MM 88
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Turkey Vulture</em>  2019<br />clay with glazes<br />7 1/2" x 9" x 6"<br />MM 98
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Crow 3</em>  2019<br />aluminum with oil paint<br />8 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 7"<br />MM 91
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Mouse</em>  2019<br />powder coat on steel<br />6 1/2" x 12"<br />MM 94
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Green Dandelion</em>  2019<br />powder coat on steel<br />21 1/2" x 10"<br />MM 80
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Meadow</em>  2019<br />powder coat on steel<br />32" x 48"<br />MM 93
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Dandelion</em>  2019<br />powder coat on steel<br />21 1/2" x 10"<br />MM 95
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Fighting Hares</em>  2019<br />wood with oil paint<br />23" x 24 1/2"<br />MM 96
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Little Death, Zebra</em>  2010<br />oil on canvas<br />11" x 14"<br />MM 66
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Little Death, Weasel</em>  2013<br />oil on canvas<br />12" x 9"<br />MM 74
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Mongoose</em>  2012<br />oil on canvas<br />23 7/8" x 22 1/8" <br />MM 67
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Fruit Bats</em>  1986<br />oil on linen<br />18" x 20" <br />MC 894
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Oasis</em>  2008<br />gouache on paper<br />8 1/2" x 12 1/2"<br />MM 75
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Audience</em>  2006<br />gouache on paper 7 7/8" x 13" MM 73
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Drink</em>  2006<br />permanent pigment print, ed: 20<br />9 1/4" x 10 1/4"<br />MM 70
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Pods & Ponds (3)</em>  2004<br />gouache on paper<br />14 1/4" x 6 3/4"<br />MM 58
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Pink Wall (2)</em>  2003<br />gouache on paper<br />5 3/4" x 4 1/4"<br />MM 76
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Pink Wall (5)</em>  2003<br />gouache on paper<br />5 1/2" x 4"<br />MM 77
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Group</em>  1998<br />one-color etching w/ handcoloring, ed: Flatbed V<br />15" x 11" <br />MM 12
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Fossil</em>  1998<br />lithograph, ed: A/P<br />29" x 21 1/4" <br />MM 11
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Fossil III</em>  1997<br />mixed media on paper<br />28 3/4" x 20 3/4"<br />MM 99
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Carp III</em>  1996<br />watercolor on paper<br />30 1/2" x 22 1/2"<br />MM 100
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Anima</em>  1996<br />aquatint, line etching, chine colle, ed: 50<br />19 1/8" x 21 3/8" <br />MM 7
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Water Spirits</em>  1992<br />etching, ed: 40<br />30 1/4" x 22 1/4" <br />MM 3
Melissa Miller<br /><em>The Temptation of St. Anthony</em>  1991<br />lithograph, ed: 60/81<br />30" x 22 1/4" (image: 20" x 13")<br />MM 4
Melissa Miller<br /><em>Ablaze</em>  1986<br />serigraph, ed: H.C.<br />40" x 30"<br />MM 6

Nationally acclaimed for her imaginative allegorical paintings of animals and nature, Melissa W. Miller is an iconoclastic artist who has worked outside of prevailing artistic styles and movements since the mid-1970s. Widely known for paintings using wildlife behaviors as metaphors for human observations and dilemmas, she creates work in a variety of media that focuses on the harmful ways humans are altering the environment and endangering animal habitats. She has exhibited work at major museums in America and was the first native-Texan female artist to be included in the prestigious Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, and Corcoran Biennial.

Miller has received numerous honors including three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and an award from the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation. She was selected "Texas State Visual Artist of the Year" by the Texas Legislature and has also received awards from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art League of Houston, the Dallas Visual Arts Association, and the National Council of Arts Administrators. Her work has been collected by prominent museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Miller lives and works in Austin, Texas. 



WORKS ON PAPER, Moody Gallery 2007
Predators and Prey, Moody Gallery 2019