Ashley Sauder Miller lives with her husband and four children in Harrisonburg, VA.  She earned undergraduate degrees from Hesston College (Kansas) and Eastern Mennonite University and her Master of Fine Arts from James Madison University with an emphasis in painting and drawing. 

 

“Fusing the nostaligic with the contemporary and the flat with the illusion of three dimensions, Miller takes graphite, acrylic paint, oil bar, oil pastel, leather, lace and more to places they’ve never been…but where they should sit down and stay awhile.” – Betsy DiJulio, VEER Magazine Exhibition Review

An heirloom rocking chair in need of restoration was my inspiration to learn to cane, which evolved into an ongoing series of paintings and mixed media works investigating the forms and textures of chairs. These are not simply chairs, but symbols of a complex and ongoing narrative.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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