Spike Print Editions Liz Miller

Winner of SPS Award at National Original Print Exhibition
September 21, 2014

Liz won the Spike Print Studio prize with her etchings and printed vinyl record prints, entitled Classics on Vinyl.
“The crossover between music and visual art is combined with the aesthetic quality of information graphics in this project investigating repetitive patterns in music. Liz has invented an alternative musical scoring system, mapping it as circular rather than linear graphic score. The music maps can be read and interpreted by musicians, but they also create a new way of visualising music for those who are untrained in the traditional linear scoring system.”

Liz Miller makes visual scores, inspired by original compositions, Miller maps sound and notation to create new circular scores which respond to pitch, dynamic and repeating motifs. Her use of colour also follows a system, continuing her investigation into circular organic pattern making.

Map making and cartography are the basis of Liz’s art practice, from using traditional landscape formats to investigating concepts that are yet unmapped. She mainly works with traditional print techniques (etching, lithography and screen printing) however other projects have included book-arts, large-scale drawings and land art projects.

Liz Miller studied at Edinburgh College of Art and University of the Arts London. She began a three-year print fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools in 2013. Miller recently undertook a residency at Spike Island in Bristol, UK. Her work is held in the Tate Print Collection and the British Library.