Ambrice Miller

A. Alexander is the continuation of a short series Miller began in 2012 titled "High Yellow." The term "high yellow" refers to the skin completion of people of African descent who, through interracial relationships within their ancestry, their complexion is lighter than people of entirely African decent.

The idea behind this series was to question all of the elements that define race and ethnic identity – if someone is "high yellow" does that make them black? The portrait is a close friend of Miller's named Ashley Alexander who is of Caribbean descent. Ashley has struggled with his ethnic and cultural identity as his view of himself often differs from how mainstream society defines his "blackness."


Ambrice Miller

Best in Show – Crocus Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom, November. Juror Alice Thickett
Presidential Award for Community Service and Youth Engagement Excellence

Selected Art Exhibitions
Group Exhibition – Pantocrator Gallery; Shanghai, China
Artist in Residence, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai, China, July
Group Exhibition: Casa Batlló Showcase. Barcelona, Spain, April

Solo Exhibition – Asia-Lite: Exploration of Cultural Perception. Apres, London, UK, October
Solo Exhibition – The Invisible Line Gallery, London, UK, October
Group Exhibition – Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi Bank Exhibition, London, UK, September
Solo Exhibition – Cloaked in Sin Series, The Barking Broadway Theatre and Gallery, London, UK, July
Artist in Residence – Imagine Gallery, Beijing, China, June-July
Solo Exhibition – Caste into the Light, Imagine Gallery, Beijing, China, July
Solo Exhibition – Portraits of a Race, Gallery on the Corner, London, United Kingdom, April
Artist in Residence – MoKS- Kunsti ja Sotsiaalpraktika Keskus; Mooste, Estonia, March

Juried Exhibition – Edward M. Smith Gallery; Davidson, North Carolina, USA, 2008 and 2009

Solo Exhibition – Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Works on Paper; Davidson, North Carolina, USA

Solo Exhibition – Vulcan Materials Gallery, Ambrice Miller Senior Thesis; Birmingham, Alabama, USA 2005

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Joint Exhibition – Birmingham Museum of Art, Present Absence, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Hesa In Print Publication – Allure: A Study of Botany by Ambrice Miller, October 2011
The Davidsonian – Arts & Living Article “Ambrice Miller Art Opening,” April 2009
Davidson Reader – Literary and Arts Publication, Cover Art, 2009
Hobart Park Annual Arts Publication, 2008, 2009
Mint Museum Quarterly, Article – Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legend, 2008

Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts Honors degree, Cum Laude ×