Lee Anne Miller Studio



From earliest memory I have been intrigued by the forms and forces of nature.  Early on, my sense of color, atmosphere and form was strongly influenced by the natural environment surrounding me in the West.  These roots provided me with a rich exposure to a dramatic and varied landscape, which provided an early framework for a visual language.

The creation of a work of art never seems definable or repeatable but always retains something of the mysterious.  The language of paint presents interpretation and metamorphosis, sometimes combining the simulation of the real with the ambiguity of the abstract.

Generally, I work in a series, whereby I focus for a period of time on a particular theme, location or idea.  Personal experiences with nature are interpreted and enhanced through observation, imagination and memory.  These elements of nature are transformed through various degrees of abstraction, preserving some ambiguous and enigmatic characteristics.


BIOGRAPHY: Lee Anne Miller



Lee Anne Miller has had a varied career as a professional artist, teacher, and administrator.  She received an undergraduate degree from Utah State University followed by an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.  After graduate school, Miller also studied at the Pratt Graphics Art Center in New York City. Then, as a recipient for a Fulbright Fellowship in painting, she was affiliated with the Slade School of Art in London.

Additional research grants have taken her to Paris for an intaglio printmaking project, to the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, where she produced several lithographic print editions, and to collaborate with a master papermaker in New York on a technical watercolor exploration with handmade papers.

Miller served on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art, East Texas State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Wayne State University in Detroit.  In 1981 she became Dean of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and served in that position for 10 years, and then continued as Professor of Art until retirement in 2015.


Miller’s paintings and prints have been exhibited widely and won numerous awards in exhibitions throughout the United States.

An extensive exhibition, Nature Transformed, Paintings by Lee Anne Miller, featured selections from several series of watercolors, oils and acrylic paintings, which had been produced over a decade.  The exhibit was featured for several months at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Miller’s personal honors include Utah State University’s Outstanding Alumna Award for their Centennial year in 1987 and a Michigan Senate Resolution of Tribute. She has been included in the Benezit International Dictionary of Artists, published in Paris, France, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Art.


Her professional activities have included membership on the Board of Directors of the College Art Association and the national Fulbright Association, and president of the national Women’s Caucus for Art. She served on the board of the New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association and as an officer on the Executive Committee of the New York Chapter of ArtTable (a national organization for professional women in the visual arts.)

For several years, Miller was on the selection committee for Fulbright grants in art and art history and has also been a juror for many regional and local exhibitions.





Utah State University, BS

Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA

Pratt Graphics Art Center, N.Y.N.Y.             

Slade School of Art, London, England, Fulbright Fellowship, Painting



The Cooper Union School of Art, NY, NY; Professor of Art (Dean, 1981-91)

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Chair, Dept. of Art & Art History

University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, Chair, Dept. of Art & Art History

East Texas State University

Cleveland Institute of Art, OH



Fulbright Fellowship, London, England      

Utah State University Outstanding Alumna Award Centennial Year, 1987

Benezit International Dictionary of Artists, 1997 Edition, Published in Paris, France

Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Art; Who’s Who in World of Women

Michigan Senate Resolution of Tribute, 1979

University of Missouri-Kansas City; Faculty Research Grants

Grant, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico






2005  Refuge Series: Paintings in Oil & Watercolor; Gallery Solos Exhibition, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Ct

           Housatonic Museum of Art Annual Open Juried Show, Bridgeport, Connecticut

           26th Annual International Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

           28th Annual WAS-H International Exhibition, Houston, Texas

           30 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah

2004   Art of the Northeast USA Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Art Cntr., New Caanan, CT*Award

            Society of Watercolor Artists 23rdAnnual Exhibition, Fort Worth Arts Center, TX,*Award

            Louisiana Watercolor Society 34th International Exhibition, New Orleans

            Western Colorado Watercolor Society 12th National Exhibition, Grand Junction

            Watermedia 2004, 22nd Annual National Exhibition, Montana Watercolor Society,

            Bigfoot Art & Cultural Center, Montana

            The Big Show, Westport Art Center, Westport, Connecticut

2003   Watercolor West XXXV, Riverside Art Museum, California

             Mississippi Grand National Exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art *Award

             Niagara Frontier National Watercolor Exhibition, The Kenan Center, New York

             The Big Show, Westport Art Center, Westport, Connecticut

2000    National Watercolor Oklahoma; Kirkpatrick Galleries, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,*Award

1998     Lee Anne Miller: Abstract Landscape Paintings; Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

1996-7 Nature Transformed: Paintings by Lee Anne Miller; Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

1996    Canyon Memories: Lee Anne Miller Watercolors: Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden, UT

             21st  Annual National Watercolor Exhibition; Midwest Watercolor Society, West  Bend, WI

             Annual National Art Exhibit, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT               

             Fulbright Association 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition; Washington, D.C.

             Painting, The Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union School of Art, N.Y.

             Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, New Orleans

             Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Golden, Colorado

            Niagara National Watermedia Exhibition, Kenan Center, New York

1990   Fulbrighters: East and West; Invitational, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii


OTHER SELECTED EXHIBITION VENUES: Group, Invitational, Juried & Solo

The Art of the Classical Watercolor, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

The Transforming Landscape, Abrons Center, New York, N.Y.

Detroit National Print Symposium Exhibition; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

Helicon 9 Exhibition, First Women’s Bank, New York. N.Y.

Studio Visions, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Works on Paper Invitational, St Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

University of Missouri Invitational; Fine Arts Gallery, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Watercolors-Lee Anne Miller; Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois

Contemporary Issues: Works by Women on Paper: Women’s Building, Los Angeles

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah;

University of Houston Art Gallery, Houston, Texas

Lee Anne Miller, Paintings and Prints: Bountiful Art Center, (University of Utah)

36th Annual Cedar City National Art Exhibition, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, *Award

53rd Annual National Art Exhibit, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, *Awards

Women Artists, Gallery at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Albrecht Museum of Art, St. Joseph’s, Missouri

14th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

Color Print USA, Texas Tech University

Introductions, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Women Artists, Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri

Festival of Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, *Award

Contact: Women and Nature, Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut, Exhibit Curator, Lucy Lippard

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Paintings by Lee Anne Miller; Harry Hendron Gallery, Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO

Paintings and Prints by Lee Anne Miller, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Watercolors/ Lee Anne Miller; Northeastern Illinois University, North River Gallery

7 for ‘76 Bicentennial Exhibition, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, IL

Works on Paper, 17th  Dixie Annual, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama

9th Annual Prints, Drawings, Crafts Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center

35th Annual Cedar City National Art Exhibit, Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery, Utah

Paperworks, 12th, Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Waterloo, Iowa

Midwest Printmakers, North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

American Women Printmakers, University of Missouri-Kansas City

7th Annual Printmaking West, National Traveling Exhibition; Utah State Univ. & 8 other art centers

Color Print USA, Texas Tech University

Lee Anne Miller, Paintings and Prints, Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri

Broadway Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Annual Group Printmakers Show, 7 East 7Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas

Springville Museum of Art Annual National Art Exhibition, Springville, Utah                   

Kansas City Artists’ Coalition Exhibition, Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Paintings and Prints by Lee Anne Miller, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

44th Annual Exhibition: Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Thirty Miles of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, and Traveling Show

Intermountain Print Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Prints, UMKC Artists, River Quay, Kansas City, Missouri

40th Annual Exhibition, 10 State Regional, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Paintings & Prints; Lee Anne Miller, Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri

Watercolors and Prints/ Lee Anne Miller; Kansas City, Kansas Community College

35th National Graphic Arts & Drawing Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Kansas

Third National Polymer Exhibition, Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ultimate Concerns, University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio

Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, and Traveling Show

Annual Print & Drawing Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

17th Exhibition of Southwestern Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts & Traveling Show

Lee Anne Miller, Paintings and Prints; Penn Park Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Printmaking in Missouri Exhibition; St. Louis Traveling Exhibition

Watercolors and Prints/ Lee Anne Miller; Kansas City, Kansas Community College

Lee Anne Miller, Paintings and Prints; Penn Park Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Watercolors: Lee Anne Miller; Cleveland Playhouse Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

Utah State University Galleries, Logan, Utah

Paintings and Prints: Lee Anne Miller; Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

27 National Watercolor Exhibition, Mississippi Art Association, *Award

Texas Watercolor Society Annual, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas

2nd Intermountain Biennial of Painting and Sculpture, Salt Lake Art Center

8th Utah Annual of Painting and Sculpture, Salt Lake Art Center, *Award

9th Annual Las Vegas National Art Roundup, *Award

2nd Intermountain Biennial of Painting and Sculpture, Salt Lake Art Center, Utah

Paintings, Prints: Lee Anne Miller, Salt Lake City Public Library, Utah

Fulbright Exhibition, American Embassy, London, England

Cranbrook Academy of Art Galleries

Michigan State Invitational, Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Watercolor Exhibition, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Willistead Art Gallery, Winsor, Canada

Utah Institute of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah

51st Exhibition for Michigan Artists, Detroit Institute of Arts, *Award

Potsdam National Print Show, State University College, Potsdam, New York




Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase, New York

Museum of Art at the Brigham Young University

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Springville Museum of Art, Utah

Salt Lake Art Center, Utah

The Museum of Texas Tech University & Private Collections


Fulbright Association, Board of Directors, Greater New York Chapter, 2000-04

ArtTable, Secretary, Executive Committee, New York Chapter

Fulbright Association (Nat’l) Board of Directors; Chair, Fine Arts Task Force, 1989-92

Fulbright Selection Committee; Senior Research & Teaching Fellowships, Art,1984-87

College Art Association (CAA):  Board of Directors, 1980-84

Women’s Caucus for Art; President, 1978-80; National Advisory Board, 1980-84


  • 100 New York Painters, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2006
  • Gallery Solos features Westonite Lee Anne Miller, Weston Forum, 6, 2005
  • ‘Gallery Solos’ Opens at the Westport Arts Center, Westport News, 7, 2005
  • ‘Gallery Solos,’ six simultaneous solo exhibitions at the WAC, Minuteman Newspapers, 6, 2005
  • Six Solo Exhibitions to Open at WAC, Westport News, 31, 2004
  • Art of the Northeast USA, Artists Shine at Silvermine, Weston Forum, June 3, 2004
  • Westonites shine in exhibit, Weston Forum, May 6, 2004; Arts & Leisure section, May 6, 2004
  • Local Artists are among the winners at Art of the Northeast USA, The Hour, May 6
  • Student Show to open at Silvermine (Lee Anne Miller, juror) Weston Forum, July 29, 2004
  • Arts and variations, by Ed Kincaid, The Park Record, Park City, Utah, Sept. 9, 1998
    Deseret News, ‘Nature Transformed’ is feast for mind, eyes. Review by Dave Gagon, Visual arts critic, Dec. 8, 1996
  • The Daily Herald, Arts & Entertainment, Feature on “Nature Transformed” Exhibition, Oct. 6, 1996
  • Herald Journal, Miller exhibit now showing at BYU, 11, 1996
  • Herald Journal, Myra Powell Gallery hosts Miller exhibit, 27, 1996
  • The Fulbright Association 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition, White-Meyer House, Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C. 1997 Sept. 15, 1997-Oct. 19, 1997 Catalog entry: Photo and copy, p. 41
  • Painting Faculty, The Cooper Union School of Art, Houghton Gallery, NYC, Exhibition Catalog, 1995
  • The Power of Feminist Art, The American Movement of the 1970’s, History and Impact, edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1994, p. 98,99, 113, 116
  • Mutiny and the Mainstream: Talk that Changed Art, 1975-1990, Edited: Judy Siegel, MidMarch Arts Press, 1992, Angry: a Speakout, page 251,
  • Fulbrighters: East and West, Catalog of invitational group show at East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1990, Cover, and catalog entry
  • American Women Artists Past and Present, A Selected Bibliographic Guide, Volume II, Eleanor Tufts, Garland Published, Aug. 1989
  • The Art of the Classical Watercolor, Catalog of the Exhibition at the Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, Curated by Audrey Flack. June 20-July 8, 1986
  • Hand Papermaking, Volume One, Spring, 1986, Number One, Technical Watercolor Studies with Handmade Paper, Page 14, 15
  • Helicon Nine, The Journal of Women’s Arts and Letters, Spring 1980, Cover article with reproductions of paintings Pages 54-57
  • Grosse Pointe News, Michigan, Feature article by Janet Mueller, 22, 1979
  • Grand Rapids Press, Michigan, Feature article by Mary A. Dempsey, 1979
  • Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feature article by Mary Dickson, 1979
  • Salt Lake Tribune, Exhibition review by George Dibble, Art Critic, July 1979
  • The Kansas City Star, Feature Article by Marietta Dunn, Feb. 5, 1978
  • The Kansas City Star, Exhibition Review by Donald Hoffman, Art Critic, 27, 1977
  • Visual Dialog,The Quarterly Magazine of the Visual Arts, Review by Barbara Aubin,1977
  • New Letters, Literary Magazine, Vol. 41, December,1974 No. 2, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Reproductions of artwork, P. 61-64