Rachel Miller


Rachel Miller is an artist, educator, design consultant, and researcher from New York who is based in Toronto. Through sculpture, installation, performance, textiles, and garment, her interdisciplinary work explores environmental patterns and how they interconnect with our own patterns of growth, departure, and rejuvenation. Using the body and landscape as subject and action, her sculptural projects, installations, and performance-based works explore the intersection of bodily states and ecology. These material investigations reveal how the body and environment might overlap, conceal, and integrate – creating frameworks for growth, regeneration, and narratives of coexistence. Cycles of nature and ancient traditions have always been touchstones for her work, and her diverse investigations into historic rituals and texts, archaeology, architecture, and ecological principles have yielded work rooted in identity and place.

She has taught textile design, fiber & material studies, and sustainable practices at a number of educational institutions at Pratt Institute (NY), University of the Arts (PA), Fashion Institute of Technology (NY), Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and National Institute of Design/ NID in India. She is currently a Professor in the Textiles Department (previously serving as Department Head) in the Craft & Design Program at Sheridan College (ON).

Miller’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in private and public collections.  She received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA from the University of the Arts