Teaching Experience

Sheridan College | Oakville, ON

Studio Head & Professor, Textiles Department

Fashion Institute of Technology: Sustainable Design Entrepreneur Program | New York, NY

Instructor, Sustainable Textiles: Sourcing and Direct Application
Instructor, Materials and Eco Labels

Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY

Instructor, Textiles I & Textiles II
Instructor, Advanced Textiles
Instructor, Design Studio: Sustainable Practices in Design

University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA

Senior Lecturer, Advanced Fibers (2010-12)
Lecturer, Advanced Fibers (2005-07)
Lecturer, Fabric Resist and Embellishment (2007)
Lecturer, Experimental Costume Design (2004 – 05)

Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology | Bangalore, India

Visiting Professor, Advanced Diploma Project
Visiting Professor, Exploring Textile Techniques
Visiting Professor, Alternative Surfaces

Tyler School of Art, Temple University | Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Professor, 3-D Foundation Principles
Adjunct Professor, Off-Loom Techniques & Fiber Structure

Art Institute of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Instructor, Textiles I

Selected Lectures & Panels

Artist Lecture, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts | Deer Isle, ME
Speaker, digital session: Sustainable Fashion 2020, Institute of Apparel Management | Gurgaon, India
Artist Lecture, National Institute of Design | Gandhinagar, India
Speaker, conference: Crafting Sustainability, OCAD University | Toronto, ON

Artist Lecture, Sheridan College | Oakville, ON 

Speaker, course: Sustainable Design in Entrepreneurship, (taught by Jane Tabachnick. Miller's presentation: "Textiles Lifecycles") Fashion Institute of Technology | New York, NY
Artist Lecture, College of Creative Studies |Detroit, MI

Artist Lecture, Kutztown University | Kutztown, PA
Artist Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design | Boston, MA
Artist Lecture, Penland School of Crafts | Penland, North Carolina
Artist Lecture, Weaving Hand | Brooklyn, NY

Presenter/Panelist, Studio Art Open Session: Green & Sustainable Art, co-chaired by Anita Cooney and Rebecca Pailes-Friedman: Miller’s presentation: Transient Interconnection), College Art Association | New York, NY
Speaker, conference: Sustainable Fashion Symposium, Fashion Institute of Technology | New York, NY
Artist Lecture, Kansas City Art Institute | Kansas City, MO
Speaker, lecture: From Crop to Cloth, Williams College | Williamstown, MA

Artist Lecture, Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY
Speaker, lecture: In India, University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA

Artist Lecture, High School of Art and Design | New York, NY
Artist Lecture, Martha’s Vineyard Charter School | West Tisbury, MA
Artist Lecture, Museum of Arts and Design | New York, NY

Artist Lecture, Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology | Bangalore, India

Artist Lecture, Buck's Rock Creative and Performing Arts Program | New Milford, CT

Artist Lecture, Young Audiences, NY | New York, NY
Artist Lecture, University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA

Artist Lecture, Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, PA
Artist Lecture, Tyler School of Art I Philadelphia, PA

Selected Shows & Exhibitions

2017 - 2011                                                                                                                                                         Teaching Materials, Craft Ontario | Toronto, ON
Faculty Exhibition, Sheridan Gallery | Oakville, ON                                                                                                30th Annual Benefit Auction, Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC
Craft Ontario '13, Craft Ontario Gallery | Toronto, ON
SONYA Arts Crawl, Weaving Hand | Brooklyn, NY
27th Annual Benefit Auction, Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC
Penland Summer Instructor Exhibit, Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC
Art Unleashed, University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA
Sneak Peak: Fresh Kills Park, Fresh Kills Park | Staten Island, NY
Earth-A-Wear Design Series, Pamela Peeters Productions | New York, NY
Fashioning Self and the Environment, Textile Arts Center | Brooklyn, NY
Open Studios: Open House Exhibition, Newark Museum | Newark, NJ

2010 - 2005
Inside Twelve, International Fiber Exhibition, Gallery 175 | Seoul, Korea
Open Studios Artists Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design | New York, NY
MetaLoom, Obie Awards, Webster Hall | New York, NY
Preservation, Chashama Gallery | New York, NY
VioLens and Traveling Songs, VIA, PS 122, | New York, NY                                                                                      Art Unleashed, University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA
Sogno di una Notte di Mezza Estate, Teatro Communale | Citta della Pieve, Italy

2004 - 1999
Mentors and Models, Rosalie Borowsky Gallery | Philadelphia, PA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Crabrook Academy of Art Museum | Bloomfield Hills, MI
Adaptation, Forum Gallery | Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Next Wave, Opie Gallery | Kansas City, MO
Handle with Care, Forum Gallery | Bloomfield Hills, MI
Track, Forum Gallery | Bloomfield Hills, MI
Day of the Dead, Spiral Q Puppet Theatre | Philadelphia, PA
Flesh, Memory, Time (Costume Designer), Drake Theatre | Philadelphia, PA
Down to the Last Thread, Thesis Exhibition, University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA
Body (Costume Designer), Group Motion Theatre | Philadelphia, PA

Professional Work

Two-week course: Drawing by Design: Drawing with Materials, National Institute of Design | Gandhinagar, India

One-day workshop: Natural Dyeing, Connecting the Dots: Sustainable Fashion Symposium, FIT | New York, NY
One-week workshop: HIVE Fashion Workshop, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum | New York, NY
Four-session course: Ikat Weaving and Indigo Dyeing, Weaving Hand | Brooklyn, NY
One-day workshop: Introduction to Dyeing, 3rd Ward | Brooklyn, NY

Two-week course: Surface Design Studio: Wearable/ Sculptural, Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC
Two-day workshop: Sustainable Textiles/ Natural Dyeing, Williams College | Williams, MA

One-day workshop: Connecting Math, Science, Textiles & Sustainability, Intrepid Museum | New York, NY

Curriculum Writer/Teaching Artist, Weaving Hand | Brooklyn, NY

One-week workshop: Architecture on the Move, Center for Architecture | New York, NY
One-day workshop: Fiber Sculpture, Japan Society | New York, NY

Textile Dyer, Lab Work Specialist, Colibri Dyeing and Printing | New York, NY

Two-day workshop: Dimensional Fiber, Newark Museum | Newark, NJ
One-week workshop: Zero Waste Fashion, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum | New York, NY
One-week workshop: Garment as Structure, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum | New York, NY

Artist Educator/Curriculum Writer, Museum of Arts and Design | New York, NY

Four-week course: Fabric of Fashion, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum | New York, NY

Textile Artist/Dyer, Martin Izquierdo Studios | New York, NY
Costume Designer, International Opera Theater | Philadelphia, PA

Designer/ Visual Artist, Tsao - McKown Architects | New York, NY

Weaving Program Director, Buck’s Rock Creative Performing Arts | New Milford, CT

Surface Designer: Cranbrook Upstarts 2, Krypton Fabrics | Detroit, MI                            
Costumer/Wardrobe, ODC Theatre | San Francisco, CA

Production Fabric Printer/Apprentice, Fabric Workshop and Museum | Philadelphia PA
Costume Designer, Body, Group Motion Theatre | Philadelphia, PA


Craft Awards Program, Craft Ontario I Toronto, ON
Fibre Content 2016, Fibrations | Art Gallery of Burlington | ON

Edge of the Forest, Surface Design Association | ON

Green Week, Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY

Private Collections

Cathy Schroeder and Phil McMillian | Alexandria, VA
Tsao & McKown Architects | New York, NY
Cheryl Berkowitz | Brooklyn, NY
Rebecca Guber | Brooklyn, NY
David Oberholtzer | San Francisco, CA
Stephen White | Cape Town, South Africa


Master of Fine Arts, Fiber
Cranbrook Academy of Art | Bloomfield Hills, MI

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fiber/ Craft & Material Studies, Dean’s List.
University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA

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