Be sure to follow along on March 24, 2022 to learn more about Jenny’s work on display in INUA and hear about her practice, plus, go behind-the-scenes in her studio!
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Jenny Irene Miller
Jenny Irene Miller, Inupiaq, is originally from Nome, Alaska. Jenny is an artist who works primarily with photography. Her practice is grounded in storytelling and her identity, from Indigeneity to queerness, as well as familial and community relations. Jenny is informed and inspired by kinship.
Jenny is currently a Master of Fine Arts, Photography candidate at the University of New Mexico (expected Spring 2022). She is a past SITE Santa Fe Scholar, Elizabeth Furber Fellow, and Fulbright Canada Killam Fellow. Jenny received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photomedia and a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington. Her work has been exhibited nationally at the Anchorage Museum, Portland Art Museum, SITE Santa Fe, Penumbra Foundation, Southampton Arts Center, and more. She has also exhibited internationally at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Canada and at the Incheon Open Port in South Korea, to name a few.
Jenny is a recipient of awards from the Alaska Humanities Forum, National Geographic, Fulbright Canada, and a Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowship to Canada. Her work has been published by Inuit Art Quarterly, the New York Times, National Geographic, Canadian Art, Forum Magazine, and Lenscratch among others.
Jenny is currently based on Tiwa territory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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