BIOGRAPHY

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. 

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MEET THE ARTIST

Katherine Downey Miller - Artist Introduction
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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.

Join the mailing list or follow Katherine on social media to stay in the know about more opportunities to visit her studio and see her work in person.

NEWS + EVENTS

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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.

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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.

 

RECENT PRESS

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ROCKEFELLER CENTER

"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..."

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ARTIST CLOSEUP

"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..."

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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..."

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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.'”

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ZONEONE ARTS

"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."

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BOSTON VOYAGER

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."

 

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Wildfire / Wildheart, curated by Susan Nalband, FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA

2019

Liquid and Luminosity, curated by Susan Nalband, FP3 Gallery/ 555 Gallery, Boston, MA

2017

Katherine Miller: Landscapes Freedman Healthcare, Newtonville, MA

2015

Paintings of Katherine Downey Miller New Art Center Satellite Galleries at Brookline Bank,

Newton, MA

2015

Paintings of Katherine Downey Miller New Art Center Satellite Gallery at Freedman Healthcare, Newtonville, MA

2014

A Tribute to the Landscape LandSake Artist in Residence, Weston, MA

2014

Lines of the Land LandSake’s Artist in Residence, Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston, MA

2013

Minimal Imagery curated by John Quatrale, Athan’s Cafe Gallery, Brighton, MA

2012

Touched/New Paintings Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012

Paintings and Drawings: Katherine Downey Miller The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

2010

Moving Through Light Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA

TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2021

Reflections group exhibit with Jeannie Motherwell and Wendy Prellwitz, Curated by Christine Palamidessi at Clip Art Gallery/ Clippership Wharf, Boston, MA

2016

LandForms: Katherine Miller and Kristina Goransson Juried by Debbie Hagan, award winning writer and editor, Art New England Magazine, Holzwasser Gallery, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA

SELECTED JURIED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

The Art of the Line” Galatea Fine Art, Virtual Exhibition on Artsy.net

2021

Women in AbstractionBIPOC Curatorial Program, The New Art Center, Newtonville, MA

2019

New England Collective Galatea Gine Arts, Juried by Katherine French, Catamount Fine Arts,

Boston, MA

2018

AD20/21 Home 555 Gallery, Curated by Susan Nalband, Boston Center for the Arts / Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2018

UP Juried by Kiley Hoffman, Lasell College, Newton, MA

2017

Open to Interpretation Juried by Kimberly Thompson Panay, Mosesian Arts, Watertown, MA

2017

Celebrating Abstraction Curated by Robert Foster, Robert Foster Fine Arts, Nantucket, MA

2017

18th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition Juried by Ali Ringenburg Concord Visual Art, Sloan Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA

2017

Inherent Vitality Curated by Susan Nalband, 555 Gallery, Boston, MA

2015

Oficio Juried Nima Yadollahpour, ONY Architecture, Boston, MA

2013

To Deny Our Nothingness Curated by Carolina Puente, Berlin Collective Gallery Brooklyn, NY

2011

Community of Artists Juried by Katherine French, Director, Danforth Museum, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2011

"NorthEast Prize Show Juried by Theodore Stebbins, Curator of American Art at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2011

My Lamp to Light You on Your Way Juried by Dina Deitch, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, at Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2011

Wanderlust Juried by Hunter O’ Hanian, VP Institutional Advancement/Executive Dir. of the Foundation for Mass. College of Art and Design, and Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur, biographer of painter J.W. Waterhouse, at Copley Society, Boston, MA

2011

Salon des Refuses Pen and Brush, New York City

2011

Danforth Museum Faculty Show, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2008

12x12 Exhibition Juried by Bromfield Artist Members, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2008

Shape Juried by Joseph Wheelwright, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2007

SeArts Juried by Mary Beth Bainbridge, Assistant Curator/PEM, Gloucester, MA

2007

Landscapes/Mindscapes Juried by Marjorie Kaye, Gallery 181, Lawrence, MA 

2007

Emerald Juried by Colleene Fesko, VP/ Dir. of American and European Paintings, Skinners Auction House, David Diamond, Gallery Director, Diamond-Neuman Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007

COOL Juried by Sara Miller, The Gund Collection, Cambridge, MA

2006

Present Tense Juried by Heidi Marston, artSpace@16, Malden, MA

2006

Emerging Visions Juried by Lynda Saltz, Dir. of Fine Arts, Harvard Club, Boston, MA

2005

Fall Members Exhibit Juried by Kate O’Connor, Boston Arts, Inc. and Julie Lohnes, Senior Art Consultant, Chase Gallery, Copley Society, Boston, MA

2003-05

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Faculty Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

2003

Art Rats Brigham Galleries, Nantucket, MA 

2003

Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket, MA

2001

Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy

2000

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

1996

M.F.A. Illustration Thesis Exhibit Curated by Marshall Arisman, The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY

1995

The Turning Page Curated by Marshall Arisman, The Visual Club (SVA), New York, NY