As some of you know, I've started doing podcasts and they're so much fun! I get to talk about my guiding artistic principles, how to find your personal style, and all sorts of fun and creative topics. I can be a guest on your podcast or radio show too and we can learn and laugh together along with your listeners. Contact me here at the Guest Interview Website.
I learned long ago, through trial and error, while attempting to live like everyone else, that the best way, the most perfect way to exist in the world, is to do everything wrong. That’s the secret to living. It’s the best advice I have to give you. Just do it ass backwards and you’ll be fine.
When you do everything wrong, it turns out right. Read about it here.
I was recently featured in the April 2017 issue of Interior Design. Titled "back to school," the article is about an alumni group from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). They showed together at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), in a booth sponsored by FIT. Our concept was "Future Nostalgia", which was derived from a show by performance artist Penny Arcade, "Longing Lasts Longer". The article highlights different participant's work and discusses the meaning behind the concept.
I had the good fortune to be interviewed recently by James Swan of the Million Dollar Podcast. Every week, James, designer extraordinaire, interviews the biggest names in the art and design fields. His podcast is considered one of the best in the design world. We had a lively conversation, discussing The Apryl Miller Zeitgeist, the genesis of my creative life, how to find your personal style and raising children in a creative environment. I advised James' listeners to do everything wrong, as it’s the best advice I have to give. You too can explore this concept by visiting "How To Do Everything Wrong". When you do everything wrong, it turns out right. Please have a listen, I think you'll enjoy our conversation. Thank you, James, for the opportunity.
I have some good news! I am showing my exciting new work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). It's part of my ongoing two decade series, "Sculpture Masquerading as Furniture" and I'm very excited about these pieces. Out of all the sculptures I've made, I believe these to be my best works. They are titled "Chairs For Hope #1, #2, #3" and are a commentary on our post-Obama world. I was invited by my alma mater, FIT, to participate in an alumni booth at the fair. Our concept is "Future Nostalgia", which was derived from a Penny Arcade performance. May 21-24 in New York City. Here's a sneak peek.
I was interviewed recently for an article, "Sculpture Masquerading as Furniture', Color, Juxtapositions, and More.", for online arts magazine Or Does It Explode. The interview was conducted by Tasha Mathew and she presented me with an array of thought provoking questions. She quarried me about my background, the meaning of color in my work, my connection to fabrics, and my search for identity. She wrote an insightful introduction to the interview which showed that she had spent some time considering my art. I appreciated the time spent with my work. Thank you, Tasha!
I had the good fortune to be invited to write an article about my art by Kate Davey for her blog. The title of my article is "Apryl Miller: A Visionary Nest". Kate is an expert on outsider and self-taught art. Her blog, KD Outsider Art, focuses on showcasing the work of these artists with many insightful articles and guest writers who contribute varied and thoughtful pieces to her blog. It was an honor to be invited. Thank you, Kate!
I was recently interviewed for the Designers Insight blog section of Terry's Fabrics. The blog consists of interviews of over 500 creative people. It is a fantastic resource for all manner of art, fabrics, and home furnishings. Terry's Fabrics is UK based and supplies the world with a large array of items for the home. Thank you Terry's Fabrics. My best advice, "Do not match, do not balance, make everything wrong. Do not retreat."