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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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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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.





"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..."