Abbie Miller

Abbie Miller

Faculty

Abbie Miller is a textile artist and educator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She has a sartorial background in pattern making, garment construction, and sculpture and works between the fashion industry and visual art fields. She is interested in the deconstruction of traditional sewing and patterning techniques to explore how embodied surfaces are produced and consumed. Through laborious construction methods, she explores the history and capacity of sewing as a means to engage sustained observation and physical resonance.

Abbie holds a BFA from the University of Wyoming, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art, 2005, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2007. She has had solo exhibitions at the Missoula Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum, and Teton Art Lab where she was an artist in residence for two years. Miller has been included in group shows throughout North America, including the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Reading Public Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her sculptures are included in the permanent collections at the Portland Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. She was the recipient of a 2013 Contemporary Northwest Artist Award and a Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Most recently she was included in the China and USA Technology and Innovation in Fiber Art Exhibition and, From Lausanne to Beijing Fiber Art Biennale 2021. She has participated in multiple fashion shows, including Portland Fashion Week, and has worked as a stylist and fit tailor with various companies including Pendleton, TimBuk2, Wrangler, and Esprit.

Abbie Miller is a textile artist and educator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She has a sartorial background in pattern making, garment construction, and sculpture and works between the fashion industry and visual art fields. She is interested in the deconstruction of traditional sewing and patterning techniques to explore how embodied surfaces are produced and consumed. Through laborious construction methods, she explores the history and capacity of sewing as a means to engage sustained observation and physical resonance.

Abbie holds a BFA from the University of Wyoming, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art, 2005, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2007. She has had solo exhibitions at the Missoula Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum, and Teton Art Lab where she was an artist in residence for two years. Miller has been included in group shows throughout North America, including the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Reading Public Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her sculptures are included in the permanent collections at the Portland Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. She was the recipient of a 2013 Contemporary Northwest Artist Award and a Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Most recently she was included in the China and USA Technology and Innovation in Fiber Art Exhibition and, From Lausanne to Beijing Fiber Art Biennale 2021. She has participated in multiple fashion shows, including Portland Fashion Week, and has worked as a stylist and fit tailor with various companies including Pendleton, TimBuk2, Wrangler, and Esprit.