Marilyn Miller

category: Visual,

Contact & Info


Phone: 914 739 9271


Artist Statement

People often ask artists where they get their ideas or inspiration and why and how they choose to express those particular concepts.  Some artists work from the outside in (i.e. looking at a model), others work from the inside out (i.e. from imagination).  My muse almost always comes from the inside out. I hope the viewer of my sculpture could be from anywhere on the globe or at any period of time will relate and understand the universal themes I am trying to present. Despite the incredible harshness and difficulties of the human experience I am drawn to the joyous side of life; to everyday and yet common experiences of people. Throughout the ages from the “Venus of Willendorf,” Peter Paul Ruebens, Gaston Lachaise, Eli Nadelman, Ferdinand Botero and others I am drawn to the full bodied forms yet graceful exact detail are purposefully left out so the viewer can fill in those details or relate him or herself to the work.  I hope my sculptures move you through space and time and bring you pleasure.

Educational Background

Education    1995-present    Art Life Studio        1993    Clay Art Center 2005    Carrara Marble Studio    1989    Brookfield Art Center 2001    New York Studio School    1974-77    Garrison Workshop 1995-96    Art New England Workshop    1965    B.S., New York Univ. Galleries and Exhibitions 2011     Barn Gallery - Cortlandt Manor, NY 2011     River Gallery - Narrowsburg, NY 2011    Mamaroneck Artists Assoc. - Larchmont, NY 2010    Blue Door Artist’s Assoc. - Yonkers, NY 2010    River Gallery - Narrowsburg, NY 2010    Mamaroneck Artists Guild – “Summer in Westchester”, Larchmont, NY 2010    Mamaroneck Artists Guild –  “In Focus”, Larchmont, NY 2010    Pocantico Woman’s Club – Pocantico Hills, NY 2009    White Plains Woman’s Club – White Plains, NY 2009    Blue Door Inaugural  Exhibition – Yonkers,NY 2008    River Gallery – Narrowsburg, NY 2008    Blue Door Artists Assoc. - “Why Clay?”, White Plains, NY 2008    Blue Door Artists Assoc. – “Windows to the Soul”, White Plains, NY 2007    Viridian Gallery – “Outpourings”, New York, NY 2007    Iona College – “The Female Gaze”, New Rochelle, NY 2005    Viridian Gallery – “News Art: Art From Another Reality”, New York, NY 2004    Onward Gallery – Tokyo, Japan 2004    Viridian Gallery – “Focus 2”, New York, NY 2002    Grounds for Sculpture’s Toad Hall Gallery – Hamilton, NJ 2002    Kendall Art Gallery – Wellfleet, MA 2002    Manhattanville College – “Inner Muse”, Purchase, NY 1996-01    Viridian Gallery – “Celebration of Life”, Solo show 2001, New York, NY 1996-01    Croton Unitarian Fellowship Art Exhibit – Croton on Hudson, NY 2000-01    Flat Iron Gallery – Peekskill, NY 2001    Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis – Denver, CO 2001    The French Alliance – Harrison, NY 2000    Carrie Haddad Gallery – Hudson, NY 2000    Manhattanville College Library – Pleasantville, NY 2000    Northern Westchester Center for the Arts – Mount Kisco, NY 1998-99    Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club – New York, NY 1997    Patterson Museum Exhibition – “A Touch of Art”, Patterson, NJ 1997    Temple Israel Northern Westchester Art Exhibit - Croton on Hudson, NY 1997    Upper View Gallery – Peekskill, NY 1995    Cabrini Gallery – Yonkers, NY 1995    National Arts League – Douglaston, NY 1994    Chapel Street Gallery – New Haven, CT 1992-93    Katonah Museum Shop – Katonah, NY 1990    Gallery Authentique – Roslyn, NY Awards    2010    Pocantico Woman’s Club, 2nd place Sculpture 2009    White Plains Woman’s Club, 3rd place Sculpture 1998    Manhattan Arts International 1998    Art Society of Old Greenwich 1998    Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 1986    Mamaroneck Artists Guild Curating &    1997    Paramount Center for the Arts – “Off the Wall; Sculptural Forms Exhibit” Teaching    1980-90    Jewelry & Sculpture Workshops Affiliations    Stamford Art Association        Garrison Arts Center Paramount Visual Arts Committee        Putnam Arts Council New Rochelle Art Association        Art Society of Old Greenwich National Sculpture Society        Tarrytown Arts Council Commissions    Private Collections throughout the USA Press    The Journal News, “Why Clay?”, October, 2008 Gallery & Studio, “Unveiling the Muse in Viridian Artists Group Exhibition”, Spring 2001 The Star, “Art as an Affirmation of Life”, September 29, 2000 The Gazette, “75 Area Artists in Local Color II”, April 29, 1999 Greenwich Times, “The Arts”, May 27, 1998 Peekskill Herald, “Cortlandt Sculptors’ Tender Side of Life”, October 15, 1998 The Gazette, “Miller Awarded at Arts Competition”, November 5, 1998 North County News, “Miller Awarded in Open Exhibition”, December 2, 1998