The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York
The documentary portrait Transposition focuses on the life of Jeff Richey. This piece exploring the intertwining lives of one man trying to sustain his living and make his art in Denton, Texas was produced and edited by Miller. Another feature of the documentary is the subject, Richey, who is the father of the filmmaker, Juliette Richey, also a Pratt alumnus and Miller's wife. Moreover relationships with artistic friends have allowed for his artistic development. Miller had worked for many years with a visual artist who helped develop his understanding of how far reaching art was in nearly all professional industries.
As far as doing mainstream work some of Miller’s clients have included Sony Music and Royal Caribbean International. Having worked in the commercial world he has experience with the regimented demands of contracted work. Miller though prefers work that leads to collaborative opportunities with other creative individuals. Creating the tools and mediums meant to fulfill needs and desires is what he cites as the most exciting challenge in his work.
Though his professional work has allowed him to travel and work in exotic places he by choice remains based in Brooklyn. Miller is highly active in local community movements and arts scenes. He openly endorses projects that are meant to engage community and support DIY culture.
Being able to work on one’s own terms is the mark of a good artist according to Miller. Even more importantly being able to make creative compromises is what he considers to be the mark of a successful artist. Surrounding himself with like minded creative individuals Miller has found to be what has advanced his success.
|Michael Johnston, The Provider|
Silver Gelatin Print, 12.5 x 9.25", 2010
Amanda Barker, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2010
|Kieran Brennan Hinton, Till Human Voices Wake Us,|
and We Drown, oil and urethane on Canvas, 2010
|Elizabeth Quick, Self Image, Charcoal|
andBrown Paint on Cardboard, 2010