Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 48" x 60"
Kay Miller received her BS from the University of Houston in Texas. She earned her BFA and her MFA from the University of Texas in Austin. She has been painting and exhibiting her art for over twenty years, while teaching at various Universities. Currently, she is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
"This painting (Scouting) indicates Miller's wide-ranging interests and her ability to distill an image from diverse sources. The figure comes from a Tantric image and the leaf from Kirlian photography which purports to give a picture of the energy waves exuded by an object--the aura of which many mystics speak. The two images are concerned with transformation. The figure rises from the ground to enter a new symbolic realm: it's solar plexis is transformed into coils of light that are capable of scouting metaphysical realms." -- Robert Hobbs, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Her selected exhibitions include: Cultural Signs, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1994; Long's Peak, Boulder Art Center, Boulder, Colorado, 1994; Spirit House, Sculpture Center, New York, 1993; 501 Blues, CORE New Art Space, Denver, Colorado, 1993; NCCC Foundation Exhibition, Sanborn, New York, 1993; Painting Culture, University of California Art Gallery, Irvine, California, 1992; China Show, University of Southwest China Art Gallery, Chong Qing, China, 1992; Show of Strength, Anne Plumb Gallery, New York, 1991; and Laughing Matters, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.