Branda Miller  

Branda Miller is an internationally recognized media artist, and Professor of Media Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her media art works have been screened at festivals, museums and exhibitions, broadcast nationally and internationally, and used in community organizing and education. She is an Emmy award-winning editor who has worked in the media industry of L.A. and N.Y.C.

Miller is the recipient of many grants and awards, including National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Paul Robeson Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation, and Nathan Cummings Foundation. She has presented her work at institutions and festivals including the Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, the Gulbenkian Foundation, BANFF, the Getty Museum.

Professor Miller has developed numerous media literacy/community education projects using electronic arts production. She is the Arts and Education Coordinator at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Central Troy, NY. She is the Project Coordinating Artist for the Found Art in North Troy project, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, the New York State Council on the Arts, the City of Troy and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. This year-long community wide public art project uses found objects and participatory action research to address themes of re-purposing, re-use and sustainability. She has developed multiple media arts and education workshops, is an artist/educator in Youth Media Sanctuary and Be the Media workshops, and has curated diverse exhibits in The Underground Gallery. (8/14)

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Ana Mendieta Fuego de Tierra

A film by Branda Miller, 1987, 52 min, Color/BW

This beautiful film is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of nature, and Afro-Cuban religion to express her feminist political consciousness and poetic vision. Interview footage with Mendieta and her own filmed records of her earthworks and performances are incorporated…

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