On View: September 2023 - June 2024
Geometrics, Expressions, Impressions: StudioEleven Artists at the Colburn
Colburn School | 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Geometrics, Expressions, Impressions: StudioEleven Artists at the Colburn", refers to structures and elements of music, dance and the visual artworks at Colburn this year. As in music and dance, visual art incorporates geometric forms both consciously and intuitively to create harmonies, patterns, consistency and expressive qualities. Some artworks focus more on expression and perception or impressions, which are also key elements of music and dance composition and performance.
StudioEleven Artists is a community dedicated to attentive artistic exploration, growth and accomplishment. This is the sixth annual exhibition of their work at the Colburn campus.
“In the 1960’s, my first academic experience was grounded in American abstraction. Over the years I have explored various styles from figurative narratives to minimalist statements and have developed techniques in using mixed media combinations that are often stabilized within a grid. My latest work returns to early roots that rely on the unconscious, the primal nature of mark making connecting mind and body. I consider every struggle an adventure, a pathway to new expression. My end goal remains personal satisfaction in the process itself.”
Tressa Miller was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio State University. She also studied at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio and has continued her art education with mentor Tom Wudl, Los Angeles. Miller maintains an art advisory business, Fine Art Advising, Los Angeles (www.tressamiller.com). Selected clients have included Security Pacific Corporation, Nestle N.A., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Westmount Asset Management and public spaces, Cerritos Library and Metlox Manhattan Beach.
Miller is a founding Co chair of StudioEleven Artists, Los Angeles, and continues on the curatorial team for their exhibitions. She was Co Chair 2017-2019 and Chair 2020-2022 of the Curators Lab, Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA), Los Angeles and past Chair and founding board member of ArtTable, Los Angeles, LACE, and the Association of Professional Art Advisors, Los Angeles. She has been a board member of University Art Museum, California State Long Beach and of Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA).
Miller’s work has been shown in exhibitions at Tom Wudl Studio, Ilana Bloch Studio, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Art Share L.A., the National Council of Jewish Women, and Blossom Market, Chinatown, Los Angeles. She has shown with StudioEleven at Maker City LA, Colburn School, the Ebell of Los Angeles, Santa Monica College Barrett Gallery and the Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum. Miller is represented in both corporate and private collections. The art on this website displays examples of paintings, collages, and works on paper created from 2005-2023.