I question the power dynamics of chivalry. I question girl and womanhood as it was presented to me in the South. John Berger states in Ways of Seeing that “To be born a woman has been to be born, within an allotted and confined space, into the keeping of men...from earliest childhood she has been taught and persuaded to survey herself continually.” My paintings allegorize the subtle, everyday violences associated with being female/female-identifying in America. I use caricature to present aggression with humor. My work is informed by the various female archetypal roles and personas I adopted while growing up in Florida, and the process of shedding them in New York.


The best way to keep in touch with my work is via Instagram.


Contact: art.emilymiller@gmail.com

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