Galleries of Contemporary Art


September 21–December 4, 2020

Danielle Rae Miller


Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.

The Visiting Artists and Critics Series (VACS) presents artist Danielle Rae Miller as part of the Female Emerging Artists Residency Series (F.E.A.R.S.). Individual and group appointments are required in advance. Please email to arrange a viewing.

Danielle Rae Miller received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and is included in public and private collections, including the State of New Mexico’s Art in Public Places Program, The City of Albuquerque’s 1% for the Arts Public Art Collectio, and the Arjo Wiggins Paper Corporation. Miller teaches at Central New Mexico Community College and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Danielle Rae Miller’s works are dense compositions of plant, animal and insect life realistically drawn with fine line ink on both sides of translucent vellum to create transparency, depth and interaction between elements. Miller uses images with pre-attached meanings in our human mythologies—snakes, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, roses, sunflowers, the human heart, ribcage and pelvis—to engage an emotional response in viewers, to gently nudge individual and cultural memories, and hint at broader connections between all forms of life on this planet.

The UCCS Visiting Artists & Critics Series enters its eighth season with a fall lineup of virtual presentations by artists of national and international significance with a goal to foster understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Over the past eight years, the series co-produced by the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art and UCCS Visual Art & Art History programs has invited artists and scholars of national significance to the UCCS campus to present public lectures and meet with undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings.

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