Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Ann Miller

Studio: M2 Design

Pillar Point
Title: Pillar Point
Description: Acrylic on Canvas
Media: Painting
Size: 60 x 48 x 2
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Contact Ann Miller



Phone: (650) 558-8270

2020  Showings

wheelchair accessible

May 2 - 3 , Site: 3
Peninsula Studios

1022 N. Idaho Street
San Mateo, CA 94401

wheelchair accessible

May 9 - 10 , Site: 3
Peninsula Studios

1022 N. Idaho Street
San Mateo, CA 94401


About Ann Miller

I feel most at peace when painting, watching the development of a vision as it comes up. I want to express my thought process, find what is new, and be surprised at the connections that happen. The work is abstract and structural, weaving together gesture, ancient signs and symbols, and reflecting my study of letterform, design, and expressive painting. The quality of drawn line is important to me. I enjoy defining space, playing with balance and force and interaction of color, and creating a new energetic visual world. I make art to discover visual poetry, and to share creative vision and energy. I have a strong classical art education and understanding of form, light, perspective, and all the foundations, processes, and materials of fully expressive fine art.

1960-65—Stanford University, BA and MA in Fine Art – Painting and Lithography—with Nathan Oliveira, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Lobdell, George Miyasaki, Dan Mendelowitz, Duane Wakeham, Viktor Arnautoff, Robert Mullen and Keith Boyle
1984-present—Independent calligraphy studies – Brody Neuenschwander, Ward Dunham, Denis Brown, Carl Rohrs, Jacqueline Svaren, Robert Williams, Thomas Ingmire, Jovica Veljovic, Liesbet Boudens, Julian Waters, Yves Leterme

Academy of Art University — 2002-present — Author and teach online and onsite: 1) Calligraphy/Letterform, 2) Advanced Calligraphy, and 3) Logo, Font and Lettering for Illustrators
San Francisco Center for the Book — 2014-present - Book Arts Workshops
Former instructor at Santa Clara University, University of Reno Nevada, and Community College of San Mateo.

Avenue 25 Gallery, San Mateo – December 2019-February 2020
Featured Artist – SF Center for the Book Roadworks 2019
Art For Aids Auction – 2019 Alliance Health Project, UCSF – successful bid
Kalligraphia XV, Friends of Calligraphy Exhibition – 2018
Silicon Valley Open Studios – 2016
Kalligraphia XIV, Friends of Calligraphy Exhibition – 2015
International Calligraphy Conference Faculty Exhibit, Sonoma State University 2015
San Mateo Public Library, Retrospective Book Arts Exhibit (titling & graphic arts) – 2009
Book Design Exhibit, Green Library, Stanford University – 2007
Letterpress Titling Exhibit, Antiquarian Book Fair, San Francisco – 2007
Kalligraphia XI, Friends of Calligraphy Exhibition – 2006
Stanford University Group Exhibition – 2004
Permanent collection in the San Francisco Main Library, Rare Book Room, 6th floor
Permanent collection, Stanford University

Letter Arts Review, Bound & Lettered, and Alphabet.