Not long to go until our Arts Careers Fairs in Nuneaton and Stratford-upon-Avon. In advance of the event, we want to introduce you to the artists, professionals and companies who you will meet on the day.
When and where?
About Alisha Miller
“My aim is to talk about my own career path, from growing up as a working-class kid in Nuneaton to how I’ve carved out a career for myself in the arts.”Alisha Miller
After gaining a degree in Printed Textiles, Alisha worked the commercial print industry then moved onto teaching, whilst setting up her own independent painting classes.
This enabled her to became a full-time, self-employed artist. She began exhibiting paintings and hand-cut vinyl work that explored the identity of women and women in the workplace.
She rose to fame with her public art practice Transit Art, in which enormous artworks in paint and vinyl span entire surfaces of articulated lorry trailers.
Her work focused on the mundane and overlooked, the roles, environments and people that we all take for granted yet are essential and part of our everyday lives.
Early self-initiated Transit Art projects were funded by Arts Council England. These paved the way for public art commissions, leading community and public art projects, residencies and workshops in art galleries.
For over 20 years Alisha has engaged directly with the public, immersing herself in the everyday lives of ordinary people from lorry drivers, rail staff, refuse collectors, field workers and hospital staff.
Her giant landscapes and images of people capture a beauty and quality we find familiar, yet intriguing and new. Alisha takes art to unexpected places, to be glimpsed on the motorway, in a town centre, a billboard or train station, a private garden, public car park or hospital.
Alongside this, Alisha continues to work on personal projects mainly in figurative painting and drawing.
She has discussed her work on BBC4 Woman’s Hour, Channel 4, BBC Radio 2 plus other local and national TV, press and publications.
Most recently she has featured in The Guardian along with fellow artist and long-term partner Spencer Jenkins in an article that focused on thriving artists in places of cultural deprivation.
What to expect at the fairs
“I am a guest speaker at the #ArtsCareersFair in Nuneaton. My aim is to talk about my own career path, from growing up as a working-class kid in Nuneaton to how I’ve carved out a career for myself in the arts.
I will support this talk with a slideshow of my work and a Q&A at the end. I will also be on-hand throughout the day to answers any questions directly.”
Meet Alisha and so many more, this February. Reserve your spot online today.
Photos by Alisha Miller.