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Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

Professor

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

rachel.miller@sheridancollege.ca

Rachel Miller is an artist, educator, design consultant, and researcher from New York and based in Toronto. Through sculpture, installation, performance, and garment, Miller’s work explores environmental patterns and how they interconnect with our own patterns of growth, departure, and rejuvenation. Using both the body and landscape as subject and action, she coalesces topics from ritual, archaeology, architecture, travel, transformation, ecology, pattern, and nature. Her work examines the constant resurfacing of the past and its integration with the present. Concurrent with her studio practice, Miller designs sets, costumes, and textiles both independently and for films, theatre, and dance. In addition, she has worked with local designers and artisans in India to develop products that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating contemporary design.

Miller received her MFA in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA in Craft and Material Studies/ Fiber from the University of the Arts.

She has taught textile design, fiber & material studies, and sustainable practices for over 16 years at Pratt Institute (NY), University of the Arts (PA), Fashion Institute of Technology (NY), Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and National Institute of Design/ NID in India. She is currently a Professor in the Textiles Department (after previously serving as Department Head) in the Craft & Design Program at Sheridan College.

Miller’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in private and public collections.

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