Name: Cari Miller

Media: Acrylic on canvas, photography, assemblages with recycled objects, knitting, quilling, jewelry-making, tangling, pastel, watercolor, marker, colored pencil, alcohol inks ...)

Education: A degree in communications from The University of Akron (summa cum laude) and post-baccalaureate studies at the Mary Schiller School of Arts (4.0)

Artistic Influences: Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henry Matisse. Picasso especially is an inspiration for all the media he mastered, his wide variety of styles, and the incredible longevity of his career. Also, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and Paul Strand for their outstanding black and white photography.

When I Started Drawing: Ever since I can remember

Former Occupations: Reporter, Associate Editor, Communication Specialist, Graphic Designer, Promotions Coordinator, Special Event & Portrait Photographer, Commissioned Artist, Freelance Writer 

What Inspires Me: Previously my work was unique but straight-forward. For the last several years it has become deeply personal and an expression of my feelings related to current events as well as my inner turmoil.

Personal: A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, I currently live in Akron with my family

Greatest Joys: My family and watching people enjoy my art (or be moved by it)