Artist to Watch: Serena Mitnik-MillerJuxtapoz // Sunday, 28 Nov 2010
*Every Sunday, Juxtapoz.com will highlight an artist that we feel is currently on the cusp of a new level of critical and technical success. The artist we feature will not necessarily be unknown, nor will they be of a pre-established museum career. But they will be artists who have showcased progress in a new body of work that deserves continual examination. We will mostly look at the work itself and let the art speak. Today, we feature San Francisco-based painter and surf board maker, Serena Mitnik-Miller.
Featured in this month's issue of Juxtapoz is San Francisco artist Serena Mitnik-Miller, one of the many great artists now calling the Outer Sunset, Ocean Beach neighborhood their home. If that doesn't mean anything to you, that area of SF is generally covered in a shade of gray.
We became very interested in Millers' work when her retail store, The General Store, opened and showed her and her husband's great curatorial sense. Then came her full issue of Arkitip, and finding out that she worked at the great Mollusk Surf Shop, and we began our further research.
What we have found is an artist not afraid to apply just one watercolor to a surface, who creates surf boards, takes great photos, and is influenced by surf and the ocean. Her work is like abstractions from sitting on the beach or in the ocean, yet they always feel familiar.
(photo by Andrew Paynter)