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Emma (eyes closed), 2023, Archival inkjet print, 16"x20"

Jenny Irene Miller - How to skip a rock

August 4th - October 25th, 2023

Artist's Statement


How to skip a rock is a visual poem about relations and the magic found within queerness that is
both tender and active. Within these cyclical connections are imagination, admiration, and the
sharing of knowledge.


Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq, b. Sitŋasuaq / Nome, Alaska) is an artist working primarily with
photography. Her work focuses on identity, community, place, refusal, and access. Jenny lives
and works in Dgheyay Kaq' / Anchorage, Alaska.

Jenny holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, a BFA in Photomedia
and a BA in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington. She is a past
Beaumont Newhall/Van Deren Coke Photography Fellow at UNM, SITE Santa Fe Scholar,
Elizabeth Furber Fellow, and Fulbright Canada Killam Fellow.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Anchorage
Museum in Anchorage, AK, and at Haus Kunst Mitte in Berlin, DE. Jenny is a recipient of
awards from Nia Tero Foundation, Alaska Humanities Forum, National Geographic, Fulbright
Canada, and a Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowship to Canada. Her work has been featured by
Inuit Art Quarterly, the New York Times, National Geographic, Canadian Art, and Lenscratch
among others. Jenny’s work is currently held in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts collection.

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