About Justin D. Miller

Justin D. Miller is a Chicago area self-taught acrylic artist and painter. He earned degrees in architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation he lived on the West Coast before returning to the Chicago area in 2007. While living in Portland, Oregon, he changed his career from architecture to the emerging field of digital graphics and Internet technology. After a move to Boise, Idaho, in 2004 he started fine art painting to satisfy his need for creative output.

Justin first created surreal landscapes with oil paints, drawing inspiration from contemporary painters in the Magic Realism style. As the Internet grew in the later 1990’s, he had access to many artists whose work was not previously viewable in the bookstores and museums ot his youth. This wealth of new inspiration included the genres of Lowbrow, Pop Surrealism, and sci-fi/fantasy art from alternate art media forms like video games and movies.

Justin does his creative work in a basement out of a Chicago area brick bungalow. When not engaged in creative endeavors, Justin goes mountain biking, walks around Chicago neighborhoods, and travels.