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Brianna Miller

County: Spokane County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2021
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Brianna Miller is a Filipino-American Illustrator & Designer based out of Spokane, Washington and originally from Salem, Oregon. In 2014, she graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a degree in Communication Design. In 2015, she was an Artist in Residence for TEDxSalem where she presented a talk about the installation piece created for the event. From 2016-2017, Brianna was a PrattMWP Artist in Residence & Community Arts Instructor in Utica, NY. In July of 2019, Brianna and her family took a trip to Manila, Philippines, to see where her mom grew up and meet family they had never met. The Jeepneys of Manila were a major source of inspiration and served as a catalyst for Brianna’s most recent sketchbook. She started her new sketchbook at the beginning of this trip and the influence of Jeepney designs is evident – reflecting what she aims to achieve with her layered compositions. In her sketchbook, she intends to find a balance of elements from music, movies, and nostalgic cartoons or product packaging. Her sketchbooks are a journal documenting both past and present interests, and often humorously reflecting on current pop culture. An overarching theme in Brianna’s work has been focused on memories, consciousness and shared human experience. Her sketchbooks are a vessel for having a dialogue with the viewer and the most rewarding aspect for her is to hear individual experiences and varied interpretations with her work. Recently, her sketchbook pieces were published in a book titled, Jelly World, by Burn Barrel Press.

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Brianna Miller: Going "retro" with last year's artist-in-residence - TEDxSalem

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