Artist reception will be held Saturday, January 21st, 3-5:00. The public is welcome!
Wood Collages and Fiber Arts
Wood and Fiber
All her life Brunhilde Miller has been designing with the use of fabric altered to fit the need of the design. A report on the news, personal events or accidental or purposely juxtaposed colors may inspire a theme or memory to be conveyed in an image. Her work shows a wide range of techniques from piecing to collage, thread drawing and machine embellishment. Her wood collages were inspired by Louise Nevelson who worked with discarded and scrapped wood as inspiration.
Bowls, Sculpture and Creations from the Woods
About the Artists
Education: B.S. in Food Science, University of Maryland, M. S. In Food Technology, Iowa State University and an M.S in Management from RPI. I have taken college courses in aesthetics, ceramics and sculpture. I have taken classes in silver jewelry and fiber workshops.
My first sales of my original designs were at the PTA craft fair at my sons’ school in Troy. Eventually I entered local craft fairs and shows.
I was asked to give a presentation of my crafts to the RPI Women’s Club in 1975. Woman’s Day magazine had a quilt on the cover and I decided to head the design and construction of a Troy Bicentennial Quilt. This led me to experiment with fiber art.
I have participated in small and large shows. My work is in private collections here and abroad as well as in corporate collections in the USA.
I was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1939. In grade school I was very excited about art, always drawing, participating in art projects, and wanted to be a commercial artist. In high school I took wood and metal shops intending to pursue an industrial career. The college prep program excited me, and I went on to get advanced degrees in Chemistry and a teaching and research career. However, I was always drawn to working with my hands and continued the family tradition of making things in a home shop. In it I restored and repaired antiques, made furniture, sculptures, breadboards, folk art, wine stoppers, bowls, vases and other objects. Much of my work takes advantage of the natural colors, shapes, grain patterns, wormy textures and defects in wood. In Hubbard Hall an example of my reproduction and restoration is the chestnut door and trim at the entrance to the second floor hall from the elevator, as well as much of the cabinetry in the Valley Artisan Market from recycled antique wood. I have sold my work at crafts fairs and VAM, and anticipate continuing to expand my horizons. You will see a spectrum of my creations in the exhibit.
Brunhilde’s Shows and Awards
2019 Troy Fence Show
2018 Craft Fest, Troy NY
2017 Craft Fest, Troy, NY
2008 Winter Solstice Show, Saratoga Council of Arts
2007 One Woman Show, Guilderland, NY
2006 One Woman Show, Vision II Gallery, Albany,NY
2005 Two Women Show, Small Gallery Cambridge, NY
2005 Visions and Revisions, Nott Memorial, Union College, NY
2004 Winter Solstice Show, Saratoga Council of Arts, NY
2003 Winter Solstice Show, Saratoga Council of Arts, NY
2003 Forms and Fiber, Small Gallery, Cambridge, NY
2002 NY Quilts, Troy,NY two second and one third prize
2000 Win Place Show, Saratoga Council of Arts, NY
2001 Shelnutt Gallery, Troy, NY
2000 Second prize in national Quilter’s Express to Japan “Hawks and Heroes Quilt Contest”
Quilt was displayed in Yokohama Quilt Show.
1999Two Women Show, Small Gallery, Cambridge, NY
1998 Visions Gallery, Albany, NY
1996 The Northeast Crafts Exhibit, Schenectady, NY
1995 Shelnutt Gallery, Troy, NY