Judith Ann Miller started her art career in Arizona some 24 years ago and is a proud founding member of the iconic Holga's art studio residency. As an artist who has seen the change and growth within this city first hand, her work reflects the layers of history, demolition, and rebirth.
Miller began painting as a teen and leans toward the unseen beauty of found objects, smaller oil representational pieces, and free flowing abstracts. Her father introduced her to the world of “garbage” hunting at an early age, the activity she once found entirely embarrassing that would soon develop into her principle artistic process. She finds herself drawn to “what seems to be disregarded in this culture: ‘junk’, philosophy, ephemera - seemingly obsolete items”, which speak to her focus on personal connections and how we relate to the world around us.
“My ultimate challenge will always be walking that fine line between the rough and unrefined nature of my finds, and then letting the more complicated thoughts and motives speak through them.” - Miller
Aside from spending most of her time at her downtown Phoenix studio, Miller enjoys gardening, yoga travel, and reading. We look forward to sharing her work with our community and are proud to have her as a member of monOrchid's represented stable of artists.