Douglas Miller

Douglas Miller is a professional artist whose drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Additionally, Douglas does freelance illustrations as well as private and corporate commissions. Recently, Douglas received the prestigious Al Smith Fellowship for Visual Arts from the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, first place prize at the Mazin Annual Art Competition and a national award from American Artist: Drawing magazine. His artwork is in the collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, the University of Louisville, the Speed School of Engineering, and numerous private collections throughout the world. Douglas lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.


I am interested in indeterminacy. My drawings inhabit spaces that are movable, where digressions in narratives and often abandoned subjects avoid conclusions. I work in the same way that an author revises text, continually constructing and deconstructing the story through the process of editing and correcting. Seemingly, this idea of continuous refinement relies on the pursuit for a perfected finished product. However, I rely on the provisional and the possibilities of change more than on completed resolutions. Through this process, I explore images from the natural world; specifically, our own relationship to the animal kingdom. My drawings exemplify the process of refinement and change just as the natural world is endlessly being altered, rearranged, destroyed, and rebuilt.

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