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3 Mar

AIR Profile: Mills Brown

Mills Brown is an artist from Florence, South Carolina. After completing her BA from Wofford College in 2015, Mills moved to DC to begin her Masters in Fine Arts. She is currently a first-year MFA candidate at American University. Through her artistic practice Mills displays an impulse towards the ornamental. Some of her visual influences include stained glass, gothic architecture, antiques, eclectic family photographs, maps, and religious imagery.

Mills’ studio practice revolves around her interest in ornamentation, pattern and repetition. She works with a variety of media, including pen and ink, acrylic, oil, screen printing, digital prints and collage. In her most recent pieces she is interested in exploring themes of family, memory, sacred spaces, and home. Many of these are reflections on the past – historic houses from the coast of South Carolina, or more intimate childhood homes. In each work work of art Brown’s goal is to achieve a visually rich and navigable space full of the strange, hazy and dream-like images that accompany memory.

AIR (Artist in Residence) is a 90 day program that offers local artists the opportunity to come work in studio spaces at Palette 22 on a weekly basis, while giving them a shared space to sell and highlight their work. Check out Mills, as well as other great local artists in person, today!

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Jeremy Brandt-Vorel
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