As Arlington Art Center’s Director of Exhibitions, Miller is responsible for conceiving and delivering a year-round exhibition schedule including public programs for three distinct exhibitions programs. Miller curates and coordinates exhibitions and develops creative, collaborative initiatives.
Before coming to AAC Karyn Miller spent ten years building relationships with the region’s emerging artists and perfecting her knowledge of DC’s contemporary arts scene. Miller served as gallery director for five years at Conner Contemporary before moving to CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery, where she completed devoted over six years to collaborating with artists and leading their visual arts program. Miller led several off-site public art projects at CulturalDC including Construct, a series of art installations in vacant retail spaces; Sweet, a public art project with artist Nekisha Durrett, and CONNECT 4 a series of installations at Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library. Additionally, she spearheaded CulturalDC’s marketing and communications activities.
Miller has served on panels and lectured at a variety of institutions in the region and has curated and juried exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects, Orlando Museum of Art, Gettysburg College, Catholic University and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Hailing from rural Pennsylvania, Miller graduated with honors from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and later received a Master of Arts in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University during which she completed coursework at the Sotheby’s Institute in New York. She is a lecturer at The Catholic University of America and is currently an adjunct professor at George Mason University.
BA, The Catholic University of America
MA, Georgetown University
AMGT 610 Gallery Management
Photo by E. Brady Robinson.