In the 1970s Judith Miller was involved in creating photographically based conceptual art. She was in the 1975 Whitney Biennial, and her work was purchased for the Whitney permanent collection. In the intervening years she has withdrawn from photography to focus on realist painting.
Miller’s paintings are keenly felt landscape. The site is closely studied, the details meticulous, the marks lyrical yet formally controlled. The images are infused with the artist’s delicate aesthetic and touch. Miller works very slowly, her handling of the space, location, light, its colors and details are done with a great deal of thought. It is as if her psyche blends with her subject to calm the extraneous leaving us with a visual truth.