Liz Miller receives first-time fiber arts fellowship

Minnesota State Mankato art faculty member Liz Miller received a $25,000 McKnight Fellowship for her ongoing work in fiber arts.

Liz Miller

The grant, to support a fiber artist in mid-career, was announced by the Textile Center, a national center for fiber art in Minneapolis that administers the award. Miller was one of two recipients of the fellowship, which includes an exhibition in the Joan Mondale Gallery at the Textile Center, professional development support and participation in public discussions featuring fellows and critics.

This year is the first for fiber art to be recognized by the McKnight Foundation as a distinct discipline. Miller was among 63 applicants for two of the inaugural fellowships. The other recipient was Duluth artist Eun-Kyung Suh.

Miller’s installation art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She’s a past recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and several Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

A recent installation of Miller’s work.