Katherine Downey Miller received her BS in Painting from Skidmore College and her MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts Illustration as Visual Essay Program. Katherine has been exhibiting for many years nationally and internationally. Although trained in Illustration, Katherine has always been a painter, moving between the worlds of representation and abstraction. Working from the line of the land, building up layers and transparencies, emphasizing the power of brushstrokes her work is about a contained chaos, yet in a structured way – whether it be more representational landscape or a movement towards full abstraction.
MEET THE ARTIST
Katherine is a proud member of the SoWa Artist Guild.
Her studio, 411A, is located in the historic SoWa Studio Building at 450 Harrison Ave. and is open to the public during SoWa Open Studios events.
Come visit during SoWa First Fridays, every first Friday of the month from 6-9pm, as well as during SoWa Open Market from 11am-4pm every Sunday between May and October.
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NEWS + EVENTS
August 1-September 2, 2022
Wildfire / Wild Heart: Katherine Downey Miller
New works from my series, Wildfire/Wild Heart, are currently on view at FP3 Gallery located on the first floor of FP3 Residences at 346 Congress Street in Boston's Fort Point. Please join me for a reception on Friday, August 19 from 5-7:30pm.
First Friday of Every Month
SOWA First Fridays
On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showrooms of the SoWa Art + Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, shop small, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants.
"THE FLAG PROJECT: ONLY ONE EARTH"
"These works expand upon my long-held interest in light and abstracted nature to dig deeper into my emotion facing the detrimental human impact on the environment. While heartbreaking images of fire serve as the sources for the paintings, I use metallic paints as a reference to the practice of Kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art form of mending cracked ceramics with liquid gold..."
"INTERVIEW: KATHERINE DOWNEY MILLER"
"I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. I have always painted. I grew up in New England and always travelled with my family as a young girl, so I feel I was exposed to the world. I grew up with hearing loss, and I think that made me hyper-focused on art and practice..."
ART NEW ENGLAND
"REFLECTION: BOSTON ARTISTS CATCH LIGHT"
"Katherine Miller's paintings, Monologue and Conversation, splash color over an entire wall. They are 'environmental in nature and metaphorical in emotion' in the words of the artist. The works are process-driven, and the absolute up-front quality of the brushstrokes and bold use of color animate the surroundings..."
CAPE COD ARTS
"KATHERINE D MILLER"
"...Her most recent series, 'Liquid and Luminosity' (in a mixture of oil and acrylic) exemplifies both her artistic philosophy and process. 'I tend to travel and bring inspiration back and then begin to process,' she says. 'I’ll use photos, sketches, colors, and these pieces will end up in the paintings.'”
"KATHERINE DOWNEY MILLER: PAINTER
"I deconstruct my work by starting with some kind of reference to the land or natural elements. As I build the painting through composition and gestural movement, I turn my painting around, and paint from all sides until the painting works each way, in terms of the visual language. Each time I turn the painting, the language changes and becomes fresh."
ART & LIFE WITH KATHERINE DOWNEY MILLER
"I am a traditionalist in that I love really good drawing and painting, but a modernist in how I use my line and brushstroke in my paintings. I paint in oil on canvas and occasionally acrylic. Oil is my love though, because of the sensualness of the paint. I paint because it’s a language I understand."
“Wildfire / Wildheart”, curated by Susan Nalband, FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA
“Liquid and Luminosity”, curated by Susan Nalband, FP3 Gallery/ 555 Gallery, Boston, MA
“Katherine Miller: Landscapes” Freedman Healthcare, Newtonville, MA
“Paintings of Katherine Downey Miller” New Art Center Satellite Galleries at Brookline Bank,
“Paintings of Katherine Downey Miller” New Art Center Satellite Gallery at Freedman Healthcare, Newtonville, MA
“A Tribute to the Landscape” LandSake Artist in Residence, Weston, MA
“Lines of the Land” LandSake’s Artist in Residence, Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston, MA
“Minimal Imagery” curated by John Quatrale, Athan’s Cafe Gallery, Brighton, MA