Man Engulfed by His Shadow
12 x 9 Monotype, 2018
My monotypes and monoprints express emotion, imagination, introspection, personal journeys, dreams and the celebration of life in a way that no other medium can. Exploring the duality between technique and imagery, I use a wide variety of painterly techniques to call attention to the beauty of the painted surfaces. The resulting works have a bold, dramatic, vivid feeling. I wipe away the ink in a subtractive method. This method creates subtle yet dramatic modulations making the images appear to be coming from the ink itself. My subtractive technique combined with painterly printmaking approaches creates a rich variety of painterly techniques that underscores the beauty of the surfaces. I layer imagery, symbols, color and energy to artistically transform the viewer and give a glimpse into my soul.
Susan Miiller was born in NYC, NY. She received an M.F.A. in drawing, painting and printmaking from the University of North Texas in 1992 and a B.F.A in painting from SUNY New Paltz in 1988. Miiller has been faculty at SUNY since 1999.
Miiller is included in National Association of Professional Women and Who’s Who in America. She is the recipient of several awards including Community Arts Grants, 2018 and 2019: Orange County Arts Council/ Artists Fellowship Grants 2016/2017, Juror’s Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Valley, 2013/ Artist in Residence Award, 2017: Catskill Conservation Center/ Orange Arts Grants, 2018, 2016, 2014 and 2009/ Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009/ Artist in Residence Award, 2006: Catskill Conservation Center/ Special Opportunity Stipends Grant, 2003: NYFA/ Artist in Residence Award: 2001: Weir Farm Trust/ First Place Award, 1996: SOHO Gallery/ Gallery Artists Series Award, 1995: Women and Their Work Gallery/ Artist in Residence, 1993: Vermont Studio Center/ and the Grand Purchase Award, 1991: Arkansas Arts and Science Center. She has participated in television interviews, lectures and seminars. Miiller has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout the US. Her work is included in many important public and private collections.