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Holly Miller Art

American

Holly Miller is an American abstract artist, whose paintings strive to merge the optical with the tactile through the language of abstraction. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Communication through the touch (body language) has inspired her tactile abstract paintings. Miller's palette echoes the tones and hues of Italian industrial design from the 60s and 70s, while her shapes recall architecture and urban structures. Her work has a huge affinity to Fontana's physical approach to his paintings and Burri's tactile manipulation of the painting's surface. Ellsworth Kelly's bold shapes and colors have resonated with her on a purely optical level. Agnes Martin’s subtle, quiet, repetitive drawn lines, Fred Sandback’s strong architectural, minimal fiber lines drawn in space, Eva Hesse’s emotionally loaded structured webs, Richard Tuttle’s quirky and fresh drawings and humble objects, Bridget Riley's dynamic, optical compositions have left a deep impression on Miller, inspiring her to carve out her own voice in Abstraction. By combining repeated threaded lines with geometric shapes of color, her work conveys many dichotomies: reductive painting and craft, illusion and material, warm and cool, absence and presence, masculine and feminine, bold and subtle, perfection and imperfection. The paintings have a physicality that is described through the monochromatic brush strokes and the punctured holes of the drawn lines that pierce the surface of the canvas, yet from a distance, they appear to be flat and suggest a fine line drawing. As one approaches the paintings an element of surprise is revealed and one is inspired to look closer and question the original assumption or expectation.

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Artist: Holly Miller
Spark #7 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Spark #7 (Abstract Painting) Plastic bag and thread on paper - Framed Dimensions without frame: 30.5 x 23 cm/ 12 x 9" The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts ...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Spark #18 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Spark #18 (Abstract Painting) Plastic bag and thread on paper - Framed Dimensions without frame: 30.5 x 23 cm/ 12 x 9" The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Spark #2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Spark #2 (Abstract Painting) Plastic bag and thread on paper - Framed Dimensions without frame: 30.5 x 23 cm/ 12 x 9" The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts ...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Spark #2 (Aura) (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Spark #2 (Aura) (Abstract Painting) Plastic bag and thread on paper - Framed Dimensions without frame: 30.5 x 23 cm/ 12 x 9" The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that inte...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Hiccup (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Hiccup (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at th...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Poke (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Poke (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the ...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Tingle (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Tingle (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at th...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Shout 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Shout 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bend 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bend 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Tease 3 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Tease 3 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at t...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Partly cloudy 44° (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Partly cloudy 44° (Abstract painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them fro...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas, Thread

Partly cloudy 39° (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Partly cloudy 39° (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them fro...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Wish 7 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Wish 7 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shift 3 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Shift 3 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Crash 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Crash 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shield #2 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Shield #2 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from co...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Crash 1 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Crash 1 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

The Times (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
The Times (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shap...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Blue Water Dots (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Blue Water Dots (Abstract Painting) Watercolor / work on paper - Unframed This work on paper is made with thread and watercolor. It is a “drawing” of color with a brush, line wit...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Thread

Soothe 1 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Soothe 1 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecti...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bulge 14 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bulge 14 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at ...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Bend 12 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bend 12 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Mostly cloudy 27° (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Mostly cloudy 27° (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them fro...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Tease 3 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Tease 3 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at t...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Bulge 24 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bulge 24 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at ...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Wish 8 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Wish 8 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Twist 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Twist 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Bend 14 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bend 14 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency is created that allows the viewer to enter through the lines onto the painted surface. The titles of each series can be interpreted as emotional, psychological and physical conditions. This work from the series called Bend is a zig zag fragmented shape with a stitched edge that amplifies its 3 dimensional aspect. The optical effect is sculptural. There is a constant play between drawing, painting and sculpture. The painting has a dynamic energy and yet simultaneously convey a quiet poetry. Holly Miller is an American abstract artist whose paintings strive to merge the optical with the tactile through the language of abstraction. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Communication through the touch (body language) has inspired her tactile abstract paintings. Miller's palette echoes the tones and hues of Italian industrial design from the 60's and 70's, while her shapes recall architecture and urban structures. Her work has a huge affinity to Fontana's physical approach to his paintings and Burri's tactile manipulation of the painting's surface. Ellsworth Kelly's bold shapes and colors have resonated with her on a purely optical level. Agnes Martin’s subtle, quiet, repetitive drawn lines, Fred Sandback’s strong architectural, minimal fiber lines drawn in space, Eva Hesse’s emotionally loaded structured webs, Richard Tuttle’s quirky and fresh drawings and humble objects, Bridget Riley's dynamic, optical compositions have left a deep impression on Miller inspiring her to carve out her own voice in Abstraction. By combining repeated threaded lines with geometric shapes of color, her work conveys many dichotomies: reductive painting and craft, illusion and material, warm and cool, absence and presence, masculine and feminine, bold and subtle, perfection and imperfection... The paintings have a physicality that is described through the monochromatic brush strokes and the punctured holes of the drawn lines that pierce the surface of the canvas, yet from a distance, they appear to be flat and suggest a fine line drawing...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Partly cloudy 44° (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Partly cloudy 44° (Abstract painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them fro...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Rise 3 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Rise 3 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Wish 7 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Wish 7 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bend 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bend 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Snap 8 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Snap 8 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at th...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Wish 8 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Wish 8 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shift 3 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Shift 3 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Sunny 26° (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Sunny 26° (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connec...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Crash 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Crash 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bend 12 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bend 12 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Soothe 1 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Soothe 1 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecti...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas, Thread

Bend 12 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Bend 12 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connectin...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Soothe 1 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Soothe 1 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecti...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Wish 8 (Abstract Painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Wish 8 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shield #2 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Sunny 26° (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

The Times (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Bend 12 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shield #2 (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

Partly cloudy 44° (Abstract painting)
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Sunny 26°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Mostly cloudy 27°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

The Times
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Snap 8
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency i...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Soothe 1
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Crash 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shift 3
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas, Thread

Bend 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Wish 7
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Graphite, Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Crash 1
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Holly Miller art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Holly Miller art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, pink, red and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Holly Miller in cord, paint, thread and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the minimalist style. Not every interior allows for large Holly Miller art, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Matthew Langley, Debra Ramsay, and Elizabeth Gourlay. Holly Miller art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,147 and tops out at $9,105, while the average work can sell for $3,097.

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