MEET ANN MILLER
Ann Miller Smith creates art through a colorful lens and a love of pattern and texture. She is interested in the use of bold and unexpected color palettes, as well as a continuous experimentation with new elements and mediums. Smith paints to tell a story and her work explores the endless possibilities of the human experience. Expressive of adventure, Smith’s paintings urge the viewer to use their imagination and create a narrative of their own.
Smith lives and works in Wilmington, North Carolina. She studied Studio Art at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (BA, 2021) and Fashion Development at North Carolina State University (BS, 2015). Smith was the recipient of the Dorothy Gillespie Scholarship in Art and the Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship. Her solo exhibition, “The Reach of My Arms” was featured in 2020 at Ann Flack Boseman Gallery.
BA in Studio Art, Minor in Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Wilmington, NC
BS in Fashion and Textile Management, North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC
Certificate in Fashion Illustration and Digital Photography, Lorenzo de Medici Institute; Florence, Italy
Group Exhibition, The Art Room Spring Show, The Art Room; Greenville, SC
Group Exhibition, Wilmington Art Association Spring Show, Hannah Block Community Arts Center; Wilmington, NC (Juror: Ginny Lassiter, Founder: Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery)
Group Exhibition, Wilmington Art Association Spring Show, Hannah Block Community Arts Center; Wilmington, NC (Juror: Beth Handler Riebe, Founder and Director, LOCAL: Art + Ideas)
Group Exhibition, Women In Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery; Laguna Beach, CA
Group Exhibition, The Visionary Gala, VAE Raleigh; Raleigh, NC
Group Exhibition, Fall Senior Exhibition, CAB Art Gallery; Wilmington, NC (catalogue)
Solo Exhibition, The Reach of Our Arms, Ann Flack Boseman Gallery; Wilmington, NC
Group Exhibition, Figurative, Art Show International Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
HONORS AND AWARDS
Dorothy Gillespie Scholarship in Art, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Wilmington, NC
Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Wilmington, NC
“Daily Inspiration: Meet Ann Miller Smith” VoyageRaleigh Magazine, August 19, 2022.
Cierra Noffke, “Ann Miller Finch: The Road to Becoming an Artist,” Flair Magazine, May 14, 2021, 30-32.
Caroline Straubel, “The Reach of Our Arms,” The Seahawk, March 6, 2021
“Feast of Famine: A Collection of Flash Lit and Art,” The Publishing Laboratory, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 9.