About the Book
Jill Miller is a visual artist whose research is centered on socially engaged art and public practices. She works with individuals and local communities in the form of public interventions, workshops, and participatory community projects. Her work prioritizes placemaking as a vital component of public art, and her projects use cooperative strategies to engage publics and galvanize their efforts to become more connected, engaged citizens. Her research explores community-building in both physical places and virtual sites, often bridging the gap between the two. In past work, she has focused on families of special needs children (Objects Made Safe), mothers who were harassed for breastfeeding in public (The Milk Truck), and teenage girls who were closing the gender gap by learning to edit Wikipedia (WOW! Editing Group). In 2019, she received an Artists in Communities Grant from the California Arts Council. She is faculty in Art Practice at UC Berkeley.