Thursday, June 16, 2011

Texas Commission on the Arts Honors Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller
By Melissa Miller
The Texas Commission on the Arts Has Named Melissa Miller 2011 Texas State 2D Visual Artist

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has announced the Texas State Legislature’s 2011 and 2012 appointments to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist.

Nationally acclaimed for her bold, imaginative, allegorical paintings of animals, Melissa Miller is an iconoclastic artist who has worked outside of prevailing artistic styles and movements since the mid-1970s. Her recent works focus on the ways humans are altering animal habitats and behavior. She has exhibited work at many of the major museums in America. These include the Hirshhorn and Corcoran Museums in Washington, D.C., the Brooklyn Museum of Fine Arts, the New Orleans Museum, the San Francisco Museum, the Fine Arts Museums in Houston, Dallas and Ft. Worth. Her work has been included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennial.

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