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Jordan Leigh Miller Biography & Curriculum Vitae

Jordan Leigh Miller, a Winnipeg artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (U of Manitoba, Honours, ’02) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (U of Winnipeg, ’08). She is the owner of cre8ery gallery & studio.

Current memberships include Creative Manitoba, and Mentoring Art for Women’s Art (MAWA). She can be hired privately or though MAWA's Mentor on the Fly Program.

Jordan has exhibited in art galleries in Winnipeg (Pulse Gallery, Birchwood Art Gallery, Fleet Galleries, cre8ery, Gallery Lacosse, Urban Shaman Gallery, Gallery 111, outworks) and in Rural Manitoba: Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon), Gallery in the Park (Altona), Prairie Fusion (Portage), and Golden Prairie Arts Council (Carman). 

In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award, in the Arts Category.  The Province of Manitoba purchased “Finding Home” which now lives in an MLA government office. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards in 2015.

Jordan paints with acrylics and alcohol inks. She is always working on her next exhibition.

Curriculum Vitae:

Jordan Leigh Miller:

Art Consultant, Artist, Curator, Gallery Director

Current Self Employment:

  • cre8ery inc., January 1, 2015, Executive Director (2015-present)

  • cre8ery gallery & studio, Director/Management/ Curator/Instructor (2006-present)

  • Art Consultant, Mentor and Artist Coach for Artists & Guest Speaker for various organizations (2006-present)

  • Art Instructor, Artist Seminars: Professional Development & Creating Artwork.

  • Casual contract work: graphic design, editing, layout services & residential artwork installations (2007-present)

  • Art Installation in homes & offices (2009-present)

Awards:

Recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Arts, 2011

Nominations:

Finalist for Future Leaders of Manitoba (2015)

WAC, Making A Difference (2010) & Future Leader of Manitoba (2009)

Public Collections:

2013: Finding Home, Acrylic & Image Transfer piece was purchased by the Province of Manitoba  for Canada House, Donald Street, Winnipeg

Education:

  • 2008 Arts & Cultural Management, University of Winnipeg, Continuing Education.

  • 2002 BFA honors, University of Manitoba (painting & drawing major)

Contract Work (excludes pre 2006)

Art Juror:

  • 2023, Art Juror, Red River Ex, June 5. Awards given for Best in Show, Best in category. Written Jurors notes presented by Organization.

  • 2023, Art Juror, Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, Selecting 12 Exhibitions for the year, June 11.

  • 2015, Art Juror, Community Connections and Access and Artist in the Community Residencies, Manitoba Arts Council.

  • 2014, Art Juror, Huskies on Main, LOWAC, Kenora, Ontario, April.

  • 2013, Art Juror, St. John’s College, April, 2013

  • Manitoba Crafts Council, Jury/Administration Assistant Contract, February – July 2009.

Artist Mentor

  • 2021-2022, Individual Mentor with MAWA Member for 6 months 

  • 2020-2021, Manitoba Arts Network, Mentor / advisor for rural arts organizations, (funded)

  • 2021, Creative Manitoba, Career Coach Online, various artists (funded)

  • 2021, Arts Underground, Yukon, one of two Advisors for Art Curriculum Development-Professional Art Career Program (2021)

  • Arts & Cultural Industries of Manitoba, Mentor for Youth Program (2007-2011 & 2018-2019)

  • 2020-Present Mentor on the Fly (MAWA)

  • 2006-Present Mentor for artists at cre8ery studio, artists who apply to cre8ery, volunteers

  • 2007-09 Artist Mentor for ACI Youth Mentorship program

  • 2007 Artist Mentorship Program instructor, Golden Prairie Arts Council

Guest Curator:

  • 2016-2017 Nott Autocorp & Art Gallery, Curator, Partnership (October-December)

  • 2010 Stone Age, guest curator at St. Norbert Arts Centre (July to September)

 

Contract Artist Employment:

  • cre8ive Artists Supplies & Service Inc., 2009-11

  • Colours Art & Framing, Building kits for education purposes (Fall of 2006-2009)

  • Manitoba Arts Network (MAN), casual employment/contract work (2006-present)

  • MAN, Marketing & Promotions Assistant, (June-November 2006)

Art Instruction (pre 2006 omitted):

  • 2007-2020 Intro to Acrylics, Image Transfers & Mixed Media Workshops, cre8ery

  • 2007 Artist in School, Watercolour workshop, East Kildonean Collegiate

Current Memberships:

  • 2005 – present Arts and Cultural Industries / Creative Manitoba

  • 2003 – present Mentoring Artists (for) Winnipg Art (MAWA)

Past Memberships:

  • 2012-2014 Manitoba Society of Artists

  • 2010-2013 Ace Art inc. (gallery)

  • 2002-2004 CARFAC (Manitoba)

  • 2015 – 2016; 2018-2020 Urban Shaman

  • 2018-2020 Prairie Fusion

Oral Presentations:

  • Instructor for online business of art workshops, Manitoba Arts Network (online), throughout the pandemic (2020-2021)

  • Guest Speaker, Manitoba Arts Network Showcase Conference, Oct. 2018 ” Sustainability in the Arts in the for Profit and Not for Profit Sector”

  • Guest Speaker, University of Manitoba, Cliff Eyland’s Thesis Seminar, Sept. ’13

  • Guest Speaker, University of Manitoba, Cliff Eyland’s Thesis Seminar, Jan. 2013

  • Guest Speaker, Director & Owner of cre8ery, Carleton Club, November 2012

  • Various Topics Presented at cre8ery on Art Marketing, Professional Development, Portfolio Development, The Art of Installation, Social Media, etc.  2009-present

  • Through the Gallery Doors-The Business Side of Art, Manitoba Business Training Centre, 2009-2012

  • “The Blunt & the Obvious for the Oblivious, an Art Marketing Workshop for Artists”, Local Colour Art Group & cre8ery

  • MAWA & cre8ery “Exhibiting in Alternative Spaces”

  • Manitoba Society of Artists, Art History Conference speaker, October 2010

  • PrairieView School of Photography, Portfolio Development & Approaching Galleries, May 2010

  • Artpreneur, keynote speaker, North Western Ontario Biz, Conference for artist professionals, 2009

  • Youth Empowerment, Manitoba Showcase Contact, Steinbach MB, 2006

  • Thesis Work, March 2003 Wednesday Morning Group, Carman Manitoba

Alternative / Gallery Representation, year around:

  • Birchwood Art Gallery, 2022-present

  • cre8ery gallery 2006-Present

  • Pulse Gallery: 2017-Present

  • Gallery Lacosse: 6 months, 2018

  • Ken Lee’s Accounting Firm 2019-2021

  • Gallery Lacosse: 2017-2019

  • Alise Fredrich Salon & Spa: 2016-2019

  • Nott Art Gallery: 2017-2018

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Upcoming: TBA, Prairie Fusion, Fall, 2026

  • Upcoming: Letting Go, cre8ery, March 2024

  • Upcoming: Journey to the Stars, October 2023

  • 2020-2021, Scratching the Surface by Jordan Miller, November 10-January 15, Gas Station Arts Centre

  • 2020, Roots, Stars, Whispers & Winds by Jordan Miller, October 2-29, Fleet Gallery Winnipeg

  • 2019, To Build On / To Simplify, by Jordan Miller, late September -October, Portage District Art Centre, September 24 to November 2.

  • 2017, Finding Flow, A Mini Solo Exhibition, Portage and District Arts Centre, Nov 21 to December 22, 2017.

  • 2017, Relationships, A Solo Exhibition by J. Miller, June 1 – July 30, 2017, Gallery In the Park, Altona, MB.

  • 2015, It All Starts with A Line, October 2 to October 27, cre8ery gallery & studio, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2012 Finding Home, Searching Self, March – May, Piano Noble Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2010 “Life Structures & Other Personalities” Series of 364 Paintings/Mixed Media works, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2005 “Veracity” Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2004 Untitled, Carman Collegiate Library, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2003 “One Woman, One Body” 5 on Third Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2001 “Affection-Infection” Off-Ice Gallery, School of Art, Winnipeg, MB

Group/Dual Exhibitions (several excluded):

  • 2022, Current Connections, cre8ery gallery and studio with Sari Habiluk

  • 2020, Life Finds Its Way, cre8ery gallery, studio resident members exhibition, November 12 to December 10, online.

  • 2019, Under the Influence, with Dave Swiecicki, cre8ery, Sept-Oct 2018

  • 2018, Delights of the Soul, a Raft in the Storm, Portage District Art Centre, April 2018

  • 2017, Group Exhibition, pre-grand opening, Finch Gallery, Winnipeg, September 4-October 3, 2017

  • 2016, Encore, Girls! Girls! Girls! Fundraiser, November 2016

  • 2016, Plan D, cre8ery, member’s exhibition, April 2016

  • 2016, Re-Union, March, cre8ery, fine arts friends, March 2016

  • 2016, Art InPlainView, February, cre8ery, InPlainView Winnipeg, February 2016

  • 2016, 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall, January, cre8ery, Members of cre8ery, Winnipeg, January 2016

  • 2015, Urban Shaman, Members’ Exhibition Fundraiser and Sale, November – December, 2015

  • 2015, Art From the Heart, Annual Art Exhibiton & Sale, November 2015

  • 2015, Imaginary Places & Faces, Jordan Miller & Elaine Baril, (March 7-April 2)

  • 2014, Reflections, Girls! Girls! Girls! (October 26 – December 20)

  • 2014, Power of 30, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, (Sept 5-October 3)

  • 2014, Distracting Abstracts, Piano Nobile Gallery, Centennial Concert Hall (June – September)

  • 2014 Art In Plain View, cre8ery gallery & studio Winnipeg, MB (February)

  • 2013 Donated Art to Teen Challenge Fundraiser, information unavailable

  • 2013-2014 Manitoba Society of Artists, Members Exhibition, Piano Nobile Gallery, Centennial Concert Hall (Nov-January)

  • 2013 Year End Member’s Exhibition, Edge Gallery, December

  • 2013 Sweet & Innocent, Exhibition by Jordan Miller & Dave Swiecicki, March

  • 2011-2013 Donated artworks to MAWA’s Cupcake Fundraiser & Artsjunktion

  • 2011 Colours of Hope, Exhibition Fundraiser for Siloam Mission (donating 9 artworks)

  • 2010 & 2011  “60 Untitled Stories” Wayne Arthur Gallery (Nov 2010, Dec 2011)

  • 2010 Ace Art inc. Membership Exhibition (Nov)

  • 2010 “The Death Show” Estudio Luna (Nov)

  • 2010 “DopplegangerDoppleganger” Outworks Gallery (Nov)

  • 2010 “Confrontations #11” Old Costume Museum (October)

  • 2009 Confessionals, Girls!Girls!Girls!, Gas Station Theatre (GST)

  • 2008 The Man Show, Girls!Girls!Girls!, GST

  • 2007 & 2008 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall, cre8ery’s summer sale & exhibition

  • 2007 Breaking Ground, cre8ery’s grand opening exhibition

  • 2006 “Recent Work by Jordan Miller and Mary Krieger”, Edge Artist Village

  • 2006 “No Focus” Curated by Karen Wardle, Outworks Gallery

  • 2006 “Take This You” Curated by Cliff Eyland, Outworks

  • 2006 “Artoberfest I, II & III” Outworks Fundraisers

  • 2002 – 2006 Outworks/5 on Third Gallery: showed works in 12 group exhibitions.

  • 2002 Gallery 1-1-1, Thesis Exhibition, School of Art, U of Manitoba

Volunteer Experience:

  • YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, Selection Committee (2016 & 2017)

  • Treasurer for InPlainView Winnipeg (2011-2012)

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery Volunteer Association, Attended meetings for fundraiser Art 4All, made recommendations for their first event (summer 2011- early 2012)

  • Board Member for Arts & Cultural Industries of Manitoba (2008-2010)

  • Founder of outworks gallery & studio, president of collective (2004-2006)

  • Assisting artists in the community to reach their goals (2002-present)

Past Experience/Acknowledgments:  

  • 2004 – 2006 Founder of Outworks Gallery, President & Gallery coordinator

  • 2002-2004 Co-founder of 5 on Third Gallery, President, Secretary, Public Relations, artist)

Media:

  • 2019, Canstar Paper Article by Andrea….October 2019….

  • 2018, Creative Couple Collaborates on Exhibition (I need to post the proper title). S.B. September, 2018, Herald

  • 2015, For a Limited Time Only: Art x 2 Review by Greg Petzold, October 15, Community Commons Online News.

  • 2015, It all Starts with A Line, Uniter, Review by Features Reporter Thomas Pashko, October 15, 2015

  • 2015, Canstar Paper, Herald, Artist Perseveres, October 7, 2015

  • 2015, Carman Valley Leader, Creating Places and Faces, Vol. 118, No. 8, Feb. 26

  • 2013 Canstar Paper, Herald, Dan Falloon, March 14, 2013

  • 2013 CBC Scene Snapshot, March 15, 2013

  • 2013 CBC Scene, Matthew TenBruggencate, March 14, 2013

  • 2013 CBC French Radio Canada (english interview), Patricia Bitu-Tsikudi

  • 2013 Shaw TV Backstage Pass, Tracy Koga, Scott Hinkson, Jordan Miller, & Dave Swiecicki

  • 2010 Article by Arielle Godbout, “An Artist, A Curator & Now an Award Winner” May 18, 2011.

  • 2010 Article by Alison Mayes, “Found-Artist Lost inside City Gallery”, Winnipeg Free Press, Arts Preview Oct. 9, 2010

  • 2010 Article by Arielle Godbout, “Gallery Owner Returns to her Roots”, October

  • 2010 Interview: Tracy Koga, October 2010

  • 2010 Article by Esma Mneina, Uniter, University of Winnipeg, September

  • 2010 Article by Alison Mayes, New Direction Home, like a Rolling Stone, August 2010 (Guest Curator SNAC)

  • 2007-present, various media interviews regarding cre8ery gallery & studio: Shaw Tv, Winnipeg Free Press, Uniter, Uptown Magazine

  • 2007 Interview “One to Watch” by Jared Storey, Uptown Magazine

  • 2007 Interview,  Matthew Prepost, the Uniter

  • 2006 Interview, as an artist, CBC’s ZIGZAG, Videographer: Denis Chamberland

  • 2004 Interview, Outworks Gallery, by A Channel, Sept, Best Foot Forward, gallery opening

  • 2004 Interview, Jenn Skerritt, Uptown Magazine, August, Best Food Forward

  • 2004 Interview, Morley Walker, Winnipeg Free Press, August 26th, for Best Foot Forward, gallery opening

  • 2003 Interview, “A” Channel, 5 on Third, for One Woman, One Body, solo exhibition; 2002 Interview, A Channel & Winnipeg Free Press, Dec, for Square One Exhibit.

  • 2002 Interview, Heather Baril, Carman Valley Leader, December

Private Art Collections:

  • Collected Privately across Canada and in the United States.

  • In the collection of The Province of Manitoba, Canada House.

(This CV was last updated June 26, 2023)

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