Kathryn Miller


Kathryn Miller completed her MFA at UCSB in 1992.  She taught at the College of Creative Studies (UCSB) from 1992-1993.  From 1993-2013 she taught art at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges in Los Angeles.  She now lives in Isla Vista where she maintains her studio practice.

“My projects have always been a reaction or response to the environments that I inhabit.  With nature and ecology being the unifying principles that guide my work, the natural environment intensifies my desire to look more closely at life supporting systems.  Documenting transformations in the landscape that occur as a result of urban and suburban pressures informs both my research and art projects.  Humor sometimes helps make serious issues more palatable and inclusive.”

Kathryn’s past projects have involved collaborations with people from other disciplines and ranged from small non-sanctioned acts (seed bombs) to funded projects that focused on local environmental issues that she felt needed creative attention or solutions. She had used various methods to intervene with degraded and compromised areas of the landscape in order to restore local wildlife and more sustainable plant systems.