Katie Miller

Katie Miller


Katie Miller was born and raised in the wilderness of Northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range, but is now deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. Miller’s interdisciplinary practice is situated at the intersection of art, architecture, and science, and is rooted in research, experimentation, and observation. Miller received a BFA in sculpture from the University of Washington and an MFA in glass from the Tyler School of Art. Miller’s creative practice has been supported by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, PLAYA: Center for Art & Science, Puffin Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, Joshua Tree Highlands, MadArt, Montello Foundation, McMillen Foundation, Bullseye Glass Factory, Method Gallery, Artist Trust, Art Farm, and Pilchuck Glass School among others. Her work has been exhibited nationally in museums, galleries, and artist-run spaces. Her work can also be found in 4Culture’s public art collection at Harborview Medical Center, as well as in public and private collections including Washington State Public Art Collection, King County Portable Works Art Collection, Amazon, MadArt, and others.

During her residency and exhibition, Katie Miller will shape the galley into installations inspired by mineral extraction processes and the socio-ecological impacts of mining practices. This new work is informed by extensive research and site visits to historic and modern mines in California, Oregon, Minnesota, Colorado, and Montana. It is visually informed by geology maps, aerial photography of open pit mines, historic hand-drawn mine claim and mineral surveys, and months of hiking the Sonoran and Colorado deserts of Joshua Tree National Park in search of its over 300 mines. The resulting exhibition will explore new ways to reconsider our relationship with the geologic materials, minerals, and resources under our feet and interwoven into our everyday.



Exhibition Title:

Underground and Open-Cut

Residency and Exhibition Dates:

April 20-June 20

Opening Reception:

Thursday May 23rd from 3:30-6:30pm

Gallery Hours:

Monday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday 11 AM – 4 PM

Wednesday 11 AM – 2 PM

Thursday 11 AM – 4 PM

Friday 9:30 PM – 1:30 PM


This exhibition is supported, in part, by 4Culture and the City of Bellevue.