At the heart of Norma Miller’s work is a love of drawing. She combines this realism with an innate ability to show the character of her subject and its existence in an abstract space. Her paintings play with our perception of time by bringing movement to her subjects and asking us to participate in their world.
This dualism of the real juxtaposed with the unreal is mirrored by Norma’s choice of subject matter. She is fascinated by the fine line that exists between seemingly opposite traits. Her work may challenge what is beautiful, serious, or even real.
Following a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Boston University, Norma (Wasserman) Miller taught life drawing at Harvard University before cementing her reputation as a portrait painter.
She has won commissions from TIME magazine and her work, which contains an underlying irony or humour, features in the permanent collections of institutions throughout the U.S., including the Smithsonian, Harvard University and the Federal Court House in Boston.
Norma Miller lives and works in London.