Jess Miller


“Making figure and portrait sculpture is really about chasing the shadows and profiles of the sitter. I don’t think about making a ‘successful’ piece when working – in fact I try not to think at all. Instead, focusing intensely on looking at the sitter, I let the work make itself as I try to capture what I am seeing.”

Having spent over twenty years working as a graphic designer, Jess started making sculpture and painting again in order to creatively reconnect with ‘real’ materials and spend less time in front of a computer screen.

She believes that we express our unique, personal narratives through body language and, in her figure and portrait work, Jess tries to connect the sitter with the viewer through the energy of her mark-making.