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The Artist

With an affinity for occult stories, an obsession with horror movies and a love of doom and death metal music, and (of course) Krampus, Ken Miller has spent three decades experimenting with tenebrism and chiaroscuro. While devoid of color, his illustrations are not bereft of feeling as they express a conflict between the real and the abstract. Monochromatic tones are softly blended over textural foundation created with a coarse application of medium. Ken Miller has a BFA from the University of the Arts, and resides in the mosquito-infested swamps of Tinicum, just southwest of Philadelphia.

Pictured: Ken (right) w/ The Baltimore Krampus, Baltimore Comic Con, 2022

Ken Miller 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Náæta, Group Exhibition, Eclipse Center for Creative Community, Lansdale, PA, September-November 2023

The Coffin Ball Art Show (Group Exhibition), Talleyville Frame Shoppe & Gallery, Wilmington, DE, October 2023

4th Annual Dark Art Show (Group Exhibition), Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery, Hammonton, NJ, October 2023

Past Exhibitions

First Art Show (Group Exhibition), Grindcore House West, Philadelphia, PA, April-June 2023

Ad Mortem Luminis: Dark Art by Ken Miller (Solo Exhibition), Grindcore House, Philadelphia, PA, February-April 2020

Ken Miller & Dave Rankin (Duo Exhibition), Creep Records, Philadelphia, PA, February 2016

Empty Night Skies: Benefit for Bat Conservation International (Group Exhibition), Grindcore House, Philadelphia, PA, April-June 2012
Visions of Terror: A Collection of Horror & Sci-Fi Art (Group Exhibition), Philadelphia, PA, October 2004

William H Ely Illustration Thesis Exhibition (Group Exhibition), University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, April-May 2001

Album Art/Design

Architects of a Broken Design, The Name Stone (Single), 2020

Architects of a Broken Design, Total Collapse, 2020

Dare I Say, This Is Where The Hero Falls On His Blade, 2005

Dysphoria, Dysphoria EP, 2014

Eaten Alive, Demo EP, 2016

Eaten Alive, Masterpiece of Ignorance, 2017

Grave Blankets, 10-12-41, 2020

Havens, On The Verge Of Collapse, 2019

Johnny Neutrino and The Order of the Crawling Hand, The Phantom EP, 2020

Johnny Neutrino and the Secret Weapon, Doom Bots (Single), 2014

Johnny Neutrino and the Secret Weapon, Seven Steps to Supervillainy, 2014

Last Day Dying, Lover's Arms, 2006

Last Day Dying, Nite EP, 2004

Last Day Dying, The Romance EP, 2009

Seismic, Seismic EP, 2020

Seismic, The Time Machine (Single), 2023

The Rumblers, Resistor Radio, 2011

Wilderhost, Psykhe, 2014

Publications

Arte Arcana Death, by Heavy Music Artwork, 2021

Crawling Hand Book #1, by Various Artists, Crawling Hand Productions 2023 

Deadhorse, Book One: Dead Birds, by Eric Grissom & Phil Sloan, 2013 (Pin Up Illustration, credited as "JAM")

Monochromes 2020, by Heavy Music Artwork, 2020

Unspeakable Monstrosity #1, by Scott Bryan Wilson & Various Artists, 2020 (Cover Illustration & Book Design)

Education

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Illustration

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