Melissa Miller Exhibition at Hunt Gallery

January 7, 2004

An exhibition of recent works on paper by internationally acclaimed artist Melissa Miller will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery from January 12-30. Born in Houston, Texas, in 1951, Miller currently lives and works in Austin, where she is also on the faculty of the University of Texas. In an essay written for the exhibition, art critic and assistant professor of English at Principia College, Dinah Ryan, says the following about the work in the exhibition: “Miller’s recent gouaches suggest with frugal gesture and diminutive scale the more ineffable resonance of the lyric poem, and in particular, the strictures and possibilities of the haiku.”

Miller is the recipient of three individual artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1987, she was named ‘Texas Artist of the Year.’ Her paintings can be found in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), and the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco). During the 1999-2000 academic year, Miller was the Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar at Mary Baldwin.

A public reception will be held for the artist on Monday, January 12, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Hunt Gallery. Following the reception at 7 p.m. will be a free public lecture in Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets.

Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the College’s academic year.