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Allison Miller, Mirror, 2021, Oil stick, acrylic, and fabric on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Mirror, 2021, Oil stick, acrylic, and fabric on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Skyscraper, 2021, Oil stick, acrylic, and ribbon on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Skyscraper, 2021, Oil stick, acrylic, and ribbon on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Violet, 2021, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, and colored pencil on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Violet, 2021, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, and colored pencil on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Cameo, 2021, Oil, oil stick, and acrylic on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Cameo, 2021, Oil, oil stick, and acrylic on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Snow, 2021, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Snow, 2021, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 (height) x 45 1/2 (top width) x 58 1/2 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Bury Arch, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 58 in.

Allison Miller, Bury Arch, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 58 in.

Allison Miller, Triangle, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 73  x 62 (top width) / 73 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Triangle, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 73 x 62 (top width) / 73 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Trunk, 2018, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, Flashe, modeling paste, glitter and collage on canvas, 73 x 68 in.

Allison Miller, Trunk, 2018, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, Flashe, modeling paste, glitter and collage on canvas, 73 x 68 in.

Allison Miller, Cream, 2018, Oil, acrylic, glitter and collage on canvas, 73 x 87 in.

Allison Miller, Cream, 2018, Oil, acrylic, glitter and collage on canvas, 73 x 87 in.

Allison Miller, Heater, 2018, Oil stick, acrylic and fabric on canvas, 59 x 64 1/2 in.

Allison Miller, Heater, 2018, Oil stick, acrylic and fabric on canvas, 59 x 64 1/2 in.

Allison Miller, Tongue, 2018, Oil, oil stick, acrylic and fabric on canvas, 73  x 62 (top width) / 73 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Tongue, 2018, Oil, oil stick, acrylic and fabric on canvas, 73 x 62 (top width) / 73 (bottom width) in.

Allison Miller, Grove, 2017, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 28 in.

Allison Miller, Grove, 2017, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 28 in.

Allison Miller, Pyramid, 2017, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 51 (top width)/60 in. (bottom width)

Allison Miller, Pyramid, 2017, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 51 (top width)/60 in. (bottom width)

Allison Miller, Corner, 2016, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 64 x 82 in.

Allison Miller, Corner, 2016, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 64 x 82 in.

Allison Miller, Sound, 2015, Oil stick, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 64 x 82 in.

Allison Miller, Sound, 2015, Oil stick, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 64 x 82 in.

Allison Miller, Snare, 2015, Oil stick, acrylic, modeling paste and pencil on canvas, 73 x 68 in.

Allison Miller, Snare, 2015, Oil stick, acrylic, modeling paste and pencil on canvas, 73 x 68 in.

Allison Miller, Front, 2015, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 28 in.

Allison Miller, Front, 2015, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 28 in.

Allison Miller, Both, 2015, Oil, acrylic, wax pastel and pencil on canvas, 30 x 28 in.

Allison Miller, Both, 2015, Oil, acrylic, wax pastel and pencil on canvas, 30 x 28 in.

Scratch Arch, 2015, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Scratch Arch, 2015, Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Allison Miller, Vault, 2015, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, modeling paste, pencil and collage on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Allison Miller, Vault, 2015, Oil, oil stick, acrylic, modeling paste, pencil and collage on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Allison Miller

Born in Evanston, IL, 1974
University of California, Los Angeles, MFA, 2001
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, 1996
Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA

LA-based artist ALLISON MILLER (b. 1974) makes abstract paintings that challenge both maker and viewer. From stenciled drips to color fields applied with a Crayola-like oil stick, Miller’s gestures suggest a spontaneity that belies a highly considered and strategic approach. Diverse elements combine to form active paintings with compositions that never quite settle. Miller’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, among others. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic.

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