Shantel Miller - As the recent recipient of two projectgrants, from CUE and ARTSIDEOUT, Miller is recognized for her attention tolight and color, as well as her inherent ability to capture a feeling andpsyche. Heavily influenced by personal, political and social identities,Shantel Miller uses painting as a vehicle to explore autobiographical themesthat reinstate the multiplicity of blackness. Miller’s body of work uses thesocietal construct of blackness to examine the varying ways black bodiesoccupy space. By layering familiar figures, imagery and events, she challengesthe way society views black bodies. In 2013, she received a Bachelor of FineArts (BFA) from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCADU), majoring inDrawing and Painting.