Artist Series: Maddie Miller, Printmaker | Fort Wayne Lifestyle Photography

Maddie Miller is an artist and printmaker living in Fort Wayne, IN. Her work explores the relationship of the self to domestic spaces, considering the overlooked architectural elements of these spaces over time.  

Maddie landed in art school in 2012 and wasn’t really sure what she wanted to do. She had a knack for drawing, but didn’t really know what to do with that. During her third semester, she signed up for an intaglio and relief course and really fell in love with the medium of printmaking.

Printmaking is extremely process oriented and she really became addicted to the repetitive nature of inking up a plate or block and pulling prints, not to mention the incredible variation one can get from the variety of processes that are under the umbrella of printmaking.

Maddie graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmedia a year ago. Since then, she has been working really hard to set up a functioning studio space and I finally have a great workspace for screenprinting.

The inspiration for most of her recent has work is about built spaces that she has inhabited. Maddie has always been inspired by architecture and she really enjoys exploring those spaces in both her prints and installation work. She recently made a series of prints featuring leopard print carpet. The hallway leading up to her first apartment where there was the worst red leopard carpet inspired it. Things like that are very influential to Maddie’s work.

Ruth is an excellent photographer. She captured my studio practice so perfectly. She shot a wide variety of angles, but did it seamlessly so that I was able to work as I normally would. For a portrait shoot, Ruth captured my personality perfectly. I highly recommend!