Biography

Jesse Paul Miller (USA, 1968) is an interdisciplinary artist who currently lives in Seattle.

 His work consists of paintings, sound art, and mixed media, which invite us to a different perception, memories of place, and spaces of imagination.

 

He is interested in pre-modern belief systems, and how they are interpreted and intermingle with the mechanizations of the contemporary world.


Miller’s improvisatory, layered, and often idiosyncratic paintings, as well as his field recording albums, are inspired by his experiences during multiple travels throughout Asia since 2005.


A sound artist and phonographer, his audio works range from documentation of soundscapes, street and ceremonial music, to the experimental.  These have been heard internationally, on radio and the internet.  He has a bandcamp page, and in  2015 his album “A Distant Invitation” was released as vinyl phonograph lp.

International exhibitions and festivals include AUDIOSPHERE: Social Experimental Audio, Pre- and Post-Internet - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia - Madrid Spain (2020), 15 Ans De Sublime Frequencies Festival  - Paris France (2018), ArtJog8  - Yogyakarta Indonesia (2015).

Jesse has attended residencies at Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna, FL), Jack Straw New Media Gallery, (Seattle, WA).

Awards include : Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects /  Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship.

He has exhibited and performed his works in galleries, museums, and venues in Canada, France, Indonesia, Japan, the United States, and Vietnam.

His work is in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and the William and Ruth True Foundation.