Drawing the Canada-Wide Science Fair : Petra Mala Miller
Drawing the Canada-Wide Science Fair is a collective of sixteen artists who have come together to interpret and play with the spectacle of a national science fair through visual language. By drawing on-site during the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the artists will create and immediately broadcast drawings of selected projects on display. The idea is to expand the notion of drawing around science themes to include the potentials of visual priority, cross-disciplinary work, collaborative drawing, multi-perspectival drawing, non-precious drawing, interactions with people, live tweeting, 5-second-delay blogging, and other unexpected possibilities. Here’s an introduction to Petra Mala Miller, Canada-Wide Science Fair Artist.
Petra Malá Miller was born in former Czechoslovakia and grew up in Blatnice, a village in southern Moravia. Her photographic work explores the poetics of childhood, of innocence, ageing, memory and loss and raises questions surrounding representation, cultural identity, the individual, the family and the community.
Petra Malá Miller earned her MFA from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague in 2008. In 2009, she received the ESSL Museum Award for Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Vienna. In 2012, she received an Alberta Foundation for the Arts award for her photography. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the United States and in Canada including: The Intimate Circle in Contemporary Czech Photography, Prague City Library, Prague (2013); The Voice Reached Us Through the Floor but the Words Themselves Were Lost & Other photographs, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta (2012); The Voice Reached Us through the Floor, but the Words Themselves Were Lost, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague (2011); On the Threshold, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin (2011); Likeness, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (2011); Inter-view, Nitra Gallery, Nitra (2010); Czech It, an exhibition of modern and contemporary Czech photography presented at Space Gallery, Pittsburgh (2009); Frame, Leica Gallery, Prague (2008). Currently, Petra Malá Miller lives and works in Lethbridge, Canada.
Petra Malá Miller is represented by the Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague.