Bio

Dori Miller is a contemporary artist, oil painter, and papermaker who works across many mediums. Her work explores visualizing the unseen, including the concept of portals.

 

She completed an MFA in 2020 from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her mentors include Judith Schaechter and Scott Noel  (MFA at PAFA), Hanneline Rogeberg, Anne Q. McKeown, Mark Thomas Gibson, Marc Handelman, and Steven Westfall (BFA at Mason Gross School of the Arts). Dori has taken master classes with Judy Fox and Vincent Desiderio at the New York Academy of the Arts.

 

Dori completed a virtual artist residency at The Weaving Mill in Chicago and has been the recipient of several awards, including the Merit & MFA Artistic Excellence Scholarships (PAFA), the Tepper Chair in Visual Arts Scholarship, NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Arts Fellowship, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship, Ruth Crocket Art Prize (MGSA), and the Best Work Submitted prize at Union County College.

 

Notable solo and group shows include Pen + Brush (NYC), Philly Art Collective, The Plastic Club, 119th Annual Student Exhibition (PAFA), FMC Tower, The Common Room (Philadelphia), Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland, OH, and Rutgers University Art Library.

Dori Miller currently works and resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Selected Works by Dori Miller

Bob Jackson Gallery, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA (September-October)

2020

Imaginary Flowers around Polly’s Revenge inside of a Paper Wing Forest
119th Annual Student Exhibition • MFA Thesis Installation
  https://www.databasics.io/pafa/ASE/form.php?id=118

Tuttleman Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (September-October)

2019

Paperworks • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Works • Christopher Markus The Lion’s Mane, Philadelphia, PA

Vulcan Chess • Balance Wellness Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

2017
Defending Surface • BFA Thesis • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Bringing the March Home • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

 

2016

Vulcan Chess Studies • Art Library at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Vulcan Chess • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

 

2015 | Delicate Immensities • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2014 | Rumi Driven • Mason Gross Undergraduate Project Space, New Brunswick, NJ

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

2021 Virtual Annual Exhibition • Gross McCleaf Gallery (Virtual Space) | Virtual Catalogue

Less is More, More is Less: August Online Exhibit • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

Members' Choice In-House Exhibit  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

What Lies Within: June Online Exhibit  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

First Friday Pop-up • @OldCitySocial, Philadelphia, PA

Pandemic Lens • (Virtual Space)

Pennsylvania Ballet's Spread Your Wings: Fleisher Art Memorial and Mural Arts  • Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA

First Friday Pop-up • @OldCitySocial, Philadelphia, PA

Pandemic Lens • (Virtual Space)

  https://pandemiclens.com/2021/04/11/solace-driven/

PAFA Museum Store (Ongoing) • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts , Philadelphia, PA

Textile, Fabric or Fiber Art: March Online Exhibition  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA
  https://www.plasticclub.org/calendar/marchfiber-exhibit

About Face: February Online Exhibition  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA
  https://www.plasticclub.org/calendar/ul6a945m8x07nq42ijnctsi635wq95
New Members Exhibition: January Online Exhibition  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia
  https://www.plasticclub.org/calendar/newmembers2020

Give Her Space • Philly Art Collective Gallery

New members Exhibition  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

2020

Dumb: Issue 1 - Brute Reason (Pages 58 & 59), Winter 2020

  https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65111370/dumb-issue-1-brutereason

Small Works: December Online Exhibition  • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

  https://www.plasticclub.org/blog/december-online-exhibition

Local Inspirations(s): October Online Exhibition • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

  https://www.plasticclub.org/blog/october-inspiration

Isolation to Revolution / Rebirth to Dissent • Pen + Brush, Manhattan, NY (October-December)

Res-o-nance • The Fellowship of PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

  https://www.fellowshipgallery.org/res-o-nance

Inspired by Great Artists: September • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

  https://www.plasticclub.org/blog/september-inspired-exhibit

Blues • The Plastic Club (Virtual Space), Philadelphia, PA

  https://www.plasticclub.org/calendar/augustblues
Embody Zine Vol 3 • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Virtual Space)

Painting Without A Brush • Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA (March)

Intuitive Play • Gallery 8, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (February-March)

Vulcan Chess Installation • Broad Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Colors/Shapes of Summer:  July Online Exhibition • The Plastic Club (Virtual)

  https://www.plasticclub.org/blog/colorsshapes-of-summer-july-online-exhibition

Alternatives ‘20: Art House • Virtual Space

  https://alternatives20.wixsite.com/operatingsystem

Body (No Body) • Anne Bryant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, transferred to virtual space

Emerging Artists & Painting Without A Brush • Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Intimate Explorations • Clark Hill Law Offices, Philadelphia, PA

Daydream • 9th Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Dance of Shapes • FMC Tower, Philadelphia, PA

2019

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory  • Cleveland, OH

Reflection(s) • Anne Bryan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Love • Gallery 8 • Philadelphia, PA

(Not So) Silent Auction on Broad • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Harmony of the Senses • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Circle of Care • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Harmony of the Senses • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Salon des Refusés • PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Divergent Directions • PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Salon des Refusés • iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Catalyze  • Cambridge Innovation Center, Philadelphia, PA

Menstrala  •  The Common Room, Philadelphia, PA

Stories to Tell  •  The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Expressive Revolt  •  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Spider Rock •  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018

Hot & Cold  •  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Senses and Sensuality • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Texture • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

17th Annual National Arts Program • Liberty Hall Center, Union, NJ

2017

Implicate Order • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Proverbial Balls • L.A.B., New Brunswick, NJ

Catawampus – BFA  •  Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2016

Same Boat • LAB, Mason Gross, New Brunswick, NJ

Art in a State of Mobility • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Cornered • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2015

Intertwine • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

 /’ pälē, glät/ • Polyglot Art Exhibition and Fundraiser, New Brunswick, NJ

2014

City & Myth • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ *Awarded Ruth Crocket Art Prize*

10 • Ten Year Celebration of City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT • Auction

Union County College Student Art Competition and Exhibition • Richel Commons &
Virtual Gallery on UCC.edu, Cranford, NJ *Awarded Best Work Submitted*

2012 | Benchmarks • Cranford Downtown Public Art Projects • Cranford Township, NJ

 

CURATION, LECTURES, PANELS, RESIDENCIES

2021

Selected Works by Dori Miller • Presented virtually at The Plastic Club

Canon's Edge:  A Whiff of Art on the Periphery

Appropriation, Protest & Outsider Art, Expanded Painting, & Takeaways

• Presented virtually at The Plastic Club

2020

Westtown Artist Residency Project 2020: Cotton • The Weaving Mill, Chicago IL (created "in place")

Artist Talk, Instagram Live (election day) • Pen + Brush, New York, NY

2019

Salon des Refusés • PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Vulcan Chess Installation • Broad Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Works • Christopher Markus The Lion’s Mane, Philadelphia, PA

Vulcan Chess • Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Paperworks •  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017

BFA Thesis: Defending Surface • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Bringing the March Home • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Implicate Order • Co-Curator • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2016

Vulcan Chess Studies • Art Library at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Vulcan Chess • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Art in a State of Mobility • Co-Curator • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Cornered • Co-Curator • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2015

Delicate Immensities • Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Balancing Acts: Managing Identities – Panel Discussion • Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Rumi Driven • Mason Gross Undergraduate Project Space, New Brunswick, NJ

PRINT EXCHANGES

2019 |Fibonacci Sunflower for Iran, edition of 33 

From Philadelphia to Iran and Back: A print portfolio exchange between Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Printmakers & Tehran Independent Printmakers (Summer)

2018-2019He IS Heavy, edition of 18 

Cauchemar: A Group Portfolio by Students and Faculty of the Printmaking Department of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

EDUCATION

2020 MFA Painting and Papermaking, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts • Philadelphia, PA

     Oil Painting and Papermaking Concentrations

2017

BFA Painting and Art History, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers • New Brunswick, NJ

     Oil Painting Concentration and Art History Minor

     Summa Cum Laude • Top 2% Class of 2017

New York Academy of Art • New York, NY (Scholarships)
2017 Sculpture Master Class with Judy Fox
2016 Drawing Master Class with Steven Assael
2015 Oil Painting Master Class with Vincent Desiderio

2016 VSA New Jersey • New Brunswick, NJ
Professional Development Certificate, Universal Design for Learning

2015 (Winter) Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia, PA
Externship, shadowed Senior Marketing Editor: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

2014 AA Union County College • Cranford, NJ

2009 Certified Acutonics® Practitioner, Acutonics® Sound Healing Therapy • Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine • Llano, NM (Westfield, NJ)

   

TEACHING

2020 (classes transitioned to virtual teaching environment, trained Professors in Zoom & Canvas)

Teaching Assistant  (with Renée Foulks) • Portrait Painting • Undergraduate Class • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Assistant  (with Al Gury) • Color Painting • Undergraduate Class • PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

2019

Teacher • After School Art Program • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA • 
Foundations in Drawing

Teaching Assistant (with Al Gury) • Painting the Figure - Undergraduate Class • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018

Teacher • Figure Drawing - After School Art Program • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017

Teaching Assistant • Undergrad Senior Seminar • William Paterson University, Wayne NJ •
Frida Kahlo presentation and discussion

Teaching Assistant • Bookmaking Workshop • HP Gives a Hoot & Mason Gross School of the Arts, Highland Park, NJ

AWARDS

2019-2020 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, PA • Merit Scholarship & MFA Artistic Excellence Scholarship

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Arts Fellowship & Continuing Education Fellowship • Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ

2018-2019 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, PA • Merit Scholarship & MFA Artistic Excellence Scholarship, 
New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Arts Fellowship • Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ

2017-2018 Matthew Leydt Society, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ • Inducted as one of the top 2% (Summa Cum Laude) graduates, Class of 2017 - http://tinyurl.com/mon5b46

2016-2017 The Marlene and David Tepper Chair in Visual Arts Scholarship • Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

2015-2017  Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship • Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2014

Ruth Crocket Art Prize, City & Myth, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Best Work Submitted, Union County College Student Art Competition and Exhibition, Cranford, NJ

 

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

2019 Hyperallergic: A View from the Easel • Dori Miller, Philadelphia, PA

2016 The Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine 

  Site News & Newsletter Student Feature: Dori Miller, Acutonics.com (December)

 

2014

Union County College
Student Art Competition, UCC.edu

Student Art Exhibit Set for May 9, Suburban News

The Sheaf (Union County College Literary magazine)
Elderflower Pressé (Oil on Canvas) Spring

2013
Ember Clouds (Photograph) Fall 
Asparagus Forest (Photograph) Spring

COLLECTIONS

Works represented in the collection of FMC Corporation and private collections in:

Australia • Canada • Switzerland • Sonoma (CA) • South Lyon (MI) •
New Jersey • Llano (NM) • New York • Philadelphia