I Dreamt We Were in a Boat (collaboration with Colleen Toledano), 2014, Archival Inkjet Prints, diptych, approx. 30” x 80,” (30” x 40” each)
Unlucky, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 40” x 30”
Fecundity, 2012, Archival Inkjet Print, 30” x 40”
Hidden Place, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 30” x 40”
Darren Lee Miller is an artist, instructor, gallery director, and curator at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. In 2015, he worked with nine artists to create, Performing Blackness::Performing Whiteness, an exhibition that examines constructions of racial identity by destabilizing the often unexamined position of “whiteness.” The themes to which Miller returns – power, identity, control – inform both his curatorial work and his art work. Taking his cues from the metaphors seen in ancient mythology, renaissance painting, and contemporary photography, Miller creates works that undermine the power dynamics and roles that exist within depicted relationships to remind the viewer of familiar stories, but that also challenge expected meaning. His work has been recognized through residencies at Blue Mountain Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Miller holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.