Katie Miller was born in New Hampshire, USA in 1984, and grew up in Florida and California. She attended Maryland Institute College of Art, from which she graduated in 2007 with a BFA in painting and a minor in art history. In the summer of 2006, she studied in Umbria, Italy, at the International School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. She earned her MFA from Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, in 2011.
Miller has been represented by CONNERSMITH in Washington, DC since 2010. Her first solo show, The Fancy of Babes, was in 2011 and her most recent, Enduring, was in 2014. Her work has been shown in multiple art fairs, including Pulse Miami, Volta Basel, The Armory Show , and (e)merge.
Miller’s hyper-real paintings of children in historically-inspired poses explore contemporary issues influencing youth such as gender expectations, marketing pressures, and the social impact of technology. She draws inspiration from resurrection and assumption scenes in Renaissance altarpieces as well as formal portraits of aristocrats.
Influences on her work include early Netherlandish painters like Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck, Italian Mannerist Bronzino, and a range of contemporary artists including Gregory Crewdson and Gottfried Helnwein.
She is a winner of the Wynn Newhouse Award and an artist grant from the State of Maryland. Miller’s works are represented in The Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and 21C Museum, Louisville, among others.
Miller lives in Maryland and paints full-time.