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Scott Miller

Photography

e-mail: scott2.miller@umontana.edu
website: redwhiteline.wordpress.com/

Bio

The son of a soldier, Scott Miller grew up on various US Army posts. After a few good years at Idaho State University, he earned a BA in History from Arizona State University in 1988. In 2006, he began formal undergraduate studies in photography at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.  He is now pleased to be a resident of the Treasure State.

Statement

Long interested in the rural/urban interface and transformations on the western landscape, Scott Miller’s earlier graduate research centered on aestheticizing subjects conventionally considered grotesque.  He pursued this inquiry through the photographic studies of roadkill.  Working in a similar aestheticizing vein now, his work places the discarded artifacts of our society's material wealth in conversation with 17th century vanitas and bodegón still life painting.