Jen Miller was born and raised in Los Angeles, growing up in Echo Park, Korea Town, and Venice, which helped shape her urban visual style. She received her B.A. in graphic communications from California State University, Los Angeles where she garnered recognition for her acheivements in graphic communications, and her sensual drawings of the feminine form. There she was first introduced to the technique of transforming images into dot-patterns, or halftones, which show up repeatedly in her fine art pieces. She followed with a successful career in graphic design for LA's entertainment and music industries.
A random introduction to local Brazilian culture, and her first trip to Brazil in 1990, began an ongoing love affair with the dance, music, culture, style, and aesthetic of Brazil, and led to her joining an LA-based samba dance ensemble. As a dancer she has worked alongside artists such as Carlos Santana and Colombia’s Charlie Zaa, and toured with The Grateful Dead’s “Further Festival” with bands Los Lobos, Jefferson Airplane, and Mickey Hart.
Jen Miller’s graphic work has been featured on album covers for artists including Ottmar Leibert, Maná, Barbra Streisand, June Carter Cash, and Johnny Cash. She has created entertainment graphics for shows such as The X-Files, and corporate work for Disney, Paramount Pictures, and Roland.
Her artwork has been exhibited at California State University Los Angeles, W Hotel, Boardners, and The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase at the Pacific Design Center, and appears in private collections in United States, Brazil, Indonesia, and Italy.
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