MORE THAN YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sherry Miller, a native New Yorker, was born and bred in Philadelphia. She began painting at age five and hasn't stopped yet. At 17 she escaped to New York, via Montreal, where she attended Barnard College by day and the Art Students League by night. By the time she was 22 she had obtained a B.A. in Anthropology and had studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Tyler School of Art, the Art Students' League and Columbia Graduate School in sculpture.
New York in the early sixties was Abstract Expressionist or Nothing. Sherry was Nothing, a painter and sculptor of figures, landscapes and interiors. Around 1972 she moved from New York's Soho to the Siberian visual paradise of rural Maine. Painting constantly, she was always moved by the spectacular Maine light and terrain that had captivated American painters for over a hundred years. Since 1978 she has held regular exhibitions throughout the Northeast, New York and Pennsylvania.
Sherry Miller, aka Miranda Knickerbocker and Valencia Guerrero, works in oil pastel, oils, watercolors and laser printing. Her only conscious interest is in color and her subject matter is her vehicle for using color. She began creating imaginative tropical and third world settings long before she saw such places. After painting alligators, palm trees, tropical plants and non-Caucasians for years, Miller finally traveled to West Africa and Central and Northern Asia.
For more than twenty-five years Miller has also been sewing together small paintings to make large quilts – sometimes out of canvas, sometimes out of paper. These painted quilts have a wide variety of themes from abstract, to Russian churches, to landscapes, gardens, and even fish quilts. They are made to be framed and hung on the wall, however, and not put on your bed. Her American Landscape Quilt, 6' x 7' consisting of 42 oil paintings, was displayed in a craft exhibition in the San Francisco Airport.
Arriving in California in late 1991, Miller became an early Internet visionary, guru and web developer. She also maintained a studio for many years at Hunter's Point in San Francisco and a studio in the ICB Building in Sausalito.
Miller was an art journalist and critic for major New England papers for ten years. In the Bay Area she began innocently writing about new work and new personalities in digital media. She became Managing Editor for a major world wide web site about Nanotechnology and then built the SherryArt web site using her writing, graphic and technical skills. The first digital art review of a digital art show appeared on her site. Her Oldest Woman on the Web column was a precursor of today's blogosphere.
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Miller/Knickerbocker/Guerrero used to have three children, all geniuses. Now she has eleven. Go figure.
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