About Justin Henry Miller
Justin Henry Miller is a painter residing currently in Cape Girardeau, MO. His artwork is heavily influenced by his experiences growing up on a horse farm, where he witnessed firsthand the hyper manipulation of nature for human use. He believes what initially begins as harmless bio-mimicry - creating a better future through chemistry and technology - devolves into dystopia. Cloning, transgenic breeding, surrogate mothering, surgical augmentation and food modification are just a handful of supposed advances that have sparked his imagination. Miller imagines that these experiments have gone awry and tries to create a world where the byproducts resist expiration. His paintings result in images of biomorphic beings that fluctuate between success and failure in their own dayglo world of desolation. Miller is a Professor and Area Head of Painting in the Department of Art and Design at Southeast Missouri State University. He received his MFA from the University of Notre Dame and both his MA and BA from Eastern Illinois University.