Bio

Anne Miller

Born in Los Angeles, Anne Miller moved to a small farm town in rural Iowa at the age of nine. The move sparked a lifelong interest in nature and the elements. After studying art and music in college, Miller taught music briefly at the University of California in Davis and played flute in the Tobrini Woodwind Quintet and as a soloist before becoming a software engineer.

As a photographer Miller is largely self-taught, having started by shooting 35mm film and learning traditional printing methods in a home darkroom made from a converted bathroom. The development of increasingly powerful digital tools has led her to combining her interests in computing and photography. She now works exclusively with digital SLR cameras and uses a variety of image editing software tools to realize her evolving artistic vision.
Although influenced by numerous artists, including Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Weston, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Wayne Thiebaud, Imogen Cunningham, and Lee Friedlander, Anne believes that her own imagination and powers of observation are the strongest influences on her work. Photography is a means for her to explore and to share her view of the overlooked beauty and mystery that usually go unnoticed in our everyday world.

Anne Miller’s photographs have been featured in several exhibits in the Sacramento area. Her work can be seen at The Artery in Davis, California and at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA.

Shows as Featured Artist
  • November 2008 Studio Artists’ Gallery, Woodland, California “Botanicals and Abstractions”
  • July 2010 (Joint show with Ursula Esser) The Artery, Davis, California “Taken Out of Context – California Abstracts”
  • November 2010 Gallery 1855, Davis, California, “Lyrical Abstractions”
  • January 2011 Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California “Unexpected Beauty”
  • February 2011 – May 2011 Davis Community Gallery, Davis, California “Photographic Works”
  • April 2013 Gallery 1855, Davis, California, Selections from the “Street Play” Collection
  • November 2013 The Artery, Davis, California, “Street Play”
  • October 2014 The Artery, Davis, California, “Chasing Light – Three Photographers”
  • April 2016 Gallery 1855, Davis, California, “Botanicals”
Group Shows
  • Vacaville Art League Annual Juried Art Show 30th, 2007
  • Yolo County Fair, Best In Show, and numerous other ribbons 2007, 2008
  • Vacaville Art League Annual Juried Art Show 31st, 2008
  • July 2010 Pence Gallery, Davis Small Works Juried Art Show
  • October 2010 Gallery 1855 “Celebration of Life” Show
  • October 2010 Woodland Camera Club Member Show at “Art Harvest”
  • May 2010 Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Art Auction
  • July 2010 Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Member Show
  • September 2011 KVIE Art Auction
  • October 2011 Viewpoint Gallery Juried Cell Phone Show
  • October 2011 Viewpoint Gallery Docent Show
  • October 2011 YoloArts Art Farm 2011
  • August 2012 Gallery 1855 Best of Seven Show
  • July 2013 Viewpoint Gallery Member Show
  • August 2013 Gallery 1855 Best of Seven Show
  • September 2013 KVIE Art Auction
  • October 2013 Gallery 1855 “Celebration of Life” Show
  • July 2014 Viewpoint Gallery Member Show
  • August 2014 Gallery 1855 Best of Seven Black and White Show
  • October 2014 The Artery “Chasing Light – Three Photographers” Show
  • October 2014 Gallery 1855 “Celebration of Life” Show
  • December 2014 Viewpoint Gallery Juried “Twelve” Show – “Small Wonders”
  • December 2014 – February 2015 SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA – Pick of Viewpoint Images
  • December 2014 – Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA – New member show
  • April 2015 – Gallery 1855 – F/8 “Doors and Windows”
  • November 2015 – January 2016 – Pence Gallery F/8 Points of View
Speaker
  • Woodland Rose Club “Capturing better photos in your garden”
  • Nov 2013 Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, “Abstract Photography”, speaker and art review
  • August 2015 Woodland Camera Club, “Abstract Photography”, speaker and art review
  • November 2015 Pence Gallery, Artist Talk
  • February 2016 – University Farm Circle, Davis, California, Featured speaker
  • February 2016 – Gold Rush Chapter of the Photographic Society of America, Sacramento, California, Speaker and Slideshow
Collections
  • Businesses and Private US and International Collections