Artist Profile: Passionateprintmaker
Born in 1981 and raised in Oklahoma, Stacey Dianne Miller knew at a young age that she had an inspired interest in all things artistic. At the age of fifteen, she obtained employment as an apprentice under Master Ceramicist Don Poole. This apprenticeship lasted 6 years and lent lasting influence. In 2006, Stacey completed her baccalaureate at East Central University, Ada, OK, majoring in Fine Art. That same year, Miller had the opportunity to study under Indrani Gall, protégé of Keith Howard, in various techniques of using ImagOn printmaking processes. She has instructed and assisted in workshops/ private lessons focusing in many different printmaking techniques. Miller’s work involves the creation of conceptually based sociopolitical and anthropological artworks. She visually deconstructs society, environmental issues, politics, social dynamics, eroticism and gender roles. These themes are often combined with seemingly synonymous depictions used to embellish the theme or sometimes allow a sense of misdirection. Stacey is a mixed media artist with a primary focus in printmaking, who practices in both spatial dimensions and all linear dimensions. Miller’s work often exhibits vivid-bright colors, and her style is described as post modern Surreal Expressionism with Pop influences. Her work is created spontaneously with little preconception of the finished piece. She has exhibited her artwork nationally in solo, group, invited, and juried exhibitions. Stacey’s creations have been procured by educational institutes, companies, private collections, and independent enthusiasts throughout the United States. To view more information or an expanded portfolio visit www.myspace.com/passionateprintmaker
I like to dabble in a little of everything that can be considered art. I am mainly a printmaker, but I work mostly in mixed media. Some consider me a jack of all trades when it comes to different media to work in. I am constantly working in print media though, and learning as many new print processes as I can.
In at least 2 years from I plan to go off to graduat school and gain my masters in printmaking/book arts. My dream is to one day have my own studio to work in that will be an open studio to all artist and not just printmakers, although I will have a studio for printmaking. I also hope to have a gallery alongside this open studio for aspiring and established artist alike. More than anything I just want to be able to create art for the rest of my life and hope that it will inspire those that view it if it is through life or art itself.