Brenna Miller graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2012. To this day, she’s constantly making art, whether she’s splashing out an acrylic painting, breathing life into a block of sculpting clay, or capturing a portrait of someone special, pencil stroke by pencil stroke.
Back in elementary school there was a picture of a cartoon dragon hanging in the classroom that she copied into her notebook over and over. That’s when the other kids starting asking her to draw them stuff.
After that, her interest in cartoons and animation only grew. In high school she was sketching characters from Fairly Odd Parents, Invader Zim, and Danny Phantom along the margins of her schoolwork. Nowadays, her original art usually incorporates the vibrant colours and bold lines that she grew so fond of in animation.
When she was fourteen, she bought her first slab of Super Sculpey clay to build figurines of her favorite movie characters. Her first sculpture was a 6- inch statue of Franny Robinson from Meet the Robinsons. Τo see everything she’s sculpted since then, visit the page Figurines.
When she’s not sculpting she’s drawing. She’s found a rewarding niche drawing memorials of others’ fur babies and loved ones. “There is nothing more gratifying than having someone trust you with a photo of someone special,” she says.
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September 2007- April 2011 BFA University of Lethbridge
May – June 2012 BFA University of Calgary (Visiting Student)
October 2012 Received Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Great Distinction
2010 The Object of My Attention, Juried exhibition, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Curated by Sandra Dyck.
2011 Out of the Ordinary, Juried exhibition, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Curated by Emily Falvey
2013 Art in City Hall, Martin Room. April- May, Airdrie, AB
2013 Art in City Hall, Eldridge Room. October-November, Airdrie, AB
2014 Art in Genesis Place. February-March, Airdrie, AB
2016 Imagination Space, Airdrie Public Library Exhibit. May-June. Airdrie, AB
2017 Fresh, group exhibition, GM Gallery at the Badlands Facility, Drumheller, AB.
2014 AIRdirondack Art Project Artist, Airdrie, AB (Bluejay Chair)
2014 Art in Motion, artwork featured on Bus Pass, January 2015, Airdrie, AB
2015 AIRdirondack Art Project Artist, Airdrie, AB (Frog Chair)
2016 Art in Motion, artwork featured on bus pass, May 2016, Airdrie, AB
2016 Picnic Table Painting for public parks, Airdrie, AB
2016 AIRdirondack Art Project Artist, Airdrie, AB (Tiger Chair)
2008 George Varzari Sculpture Award, University of Lethbridge
2009 3rd place in “So-Called Real Life” One Minute Video Challenge, Glenbow Museum,
2010 Abbondanza Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Lethbridge
2010 Art Society Award, University of Lethbridge
2011 Excellence in Art Studio Award, University of Lethbridge
2014 Eco Art Award 3rd place winner, Airdrie, AB
2015 Eco Art Award 2nd place winner, Airdrie, AB