I always seem to look to landscape – to reference nature – for a kind of sensibility and calm in the greater chaos. I am drawn to, and comforted by the pastoral, yet find equal inspiration in the serendipitous patterns and funk of the urban landscape. Lana Miller received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with an emphasis in painting and drawing. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant throughout her master’s program. In her final year of graduate studies she received the Francis William Vreeland Award for Excellence in Graduate Study in the Visual Arts. Miller has lived in Montana, Seattle, and Minneapolis/Saint Paul. She taught art and design classes as a visiting lecturer and assistant professor for fourteen years. She is currently living and working in Lincoln, Nebraska. Miller’s works are in collections such as the Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, Missouri; the Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska; and the Nebraska Art Association/Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as numerous private collections in the US.