Emily Marie Miller (b. 1991 St Petersburg, FL) is an emerging painter based in Brooklyn, NY. Miller’s work has been published in ArtMaze Mag and Playboy. She recently showed in the group exhibitions Yin/Yang, curated by Calli Moore, at 0.0 Gallery in Los Angeles and Seed, curated by Yvonne Force, at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City. Animalistic and Truthful, her writhing figures energetically seduce and repulse as they battles for their own autonomy on a psychological playing field.
Confined within the physical and psychological space of the canvas, my figures energetically seduce and repulse. The embattled bodies act out attraction, confusion, surrender, and rage on an archetypal playing field. Writhing and uncomfortable, the individual figures act as fragments of a whole psyche battling against itself and the outside world. Comfort is denied as new figures, or psychological parts, are added to the composition as obstructions that must be reconciled. Painting is a spiritual dance with the unconscious: through the manipulation of flesh in oils, I exorcise, leaving the resulting figures immortalized in a painted limbo.