Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement

Elizabeth Miller

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement
Region: Baltimore, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Liz Miller is a second-generation fine artist. She creates hair sculptures, sculptural paintings, wearable art, performance art pieces, and film. Her films capture community members and herself performing while adorned with hair sculptures for meaningful transformative movement rituals. The concepts embodied in her work are social justice themes centered around the Black experience in America; utilizing both history and Afro-futurism simultaneously balanced within. She considers her work to be a part of a broader Black liberation strategy employing Black joy and serious play.

Her work has been exhibited at various noteworthy institutions including the Delaware Contemporary Museum and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, CA., and internationally throughout Canada, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, England, Liberia, and India.

At MacDowell, Miller worked on editing the film Lunar Preacher, based on the oral storytelling and historical documents surrounding Nat Turner’s rebellion. It will serve as the only documentary compiling such information into one place.



Elizabeth Miller worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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