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Serena Mitnik-Miller is an artist and designer working in California. She splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles, combining her days painting, designing, collecting, and collaborating with her local artisan community. Serena’s paintings are created by hand using watercolor pigment on paper. The compositions are fashioned by interconnecting patterns of color and concentric shapes where structures break apart, bubbles stack, and pyramids multiply. Each painting must strike a balance between layers of color, repetitive contour lines, and the inherent qualities of all the materials she employs. Her artwork usually begins with an impression from the natural environment, where proximity to the ocean and coastal habitats, often become symbolic permanent points of reference.


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EDUCATION

2008
BA, Photography and Printmaking, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Irwin Scholar, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

COLLECTIONS

Fidelity Investment Corporate Contemporary Art Collection, Boston, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Serena Mitnik-Miller, Curator’s Cube, Tokyo, Japan 

2017
W I L D, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY 

2016
W I L D, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
S W I R L, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2014
S W I R L, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
INBETWEEN, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2013
F O U N D, Beach Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012
F O U N D, Art Park Gallery, Bryon Bay, NSW Australia

2010
Watercolors, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Blocked, Four Barrel Art Series, San Francisco, CA

2009
Serena Mitnik-Miller - Photographs, Stripe, Santa Cruz, CA

2008
Out To Sea, Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Quiver: a Collection of Photographs, Mollusk Surf Shop, Venice, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Pattern ::::: Chaos at Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art on Paper with Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Miami Project Art Fair with Joshua Liner Gallery, Miami, FL

2013
Miami Project Art Fair with Joshua Liner Gallery, Miami, FL
Folklore, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Needles & Pens, Needles & Pens Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Objects Show, R 20th Century, New York, NY

2012
Poster Show, Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dreamers, Ron Herman Sendagaya, Tokyo, Japan
The Objects Show, R 20th Century, New York, NY

2011
Sunset Circles, POP Gallery, Culver City, CA
Makers Market, Curated by The Noguchi Museum, R 20th Century, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

2010
21Pop, curated by Stanlee Gatti, SF20: San Francisco 20th Century Modernism, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Where Oceans Converge, Long Beach Island Foundation Gallery, LBI, NJ

2009
Hello Neighbor, Carville Annex, San Francisco, CA
Ocean + Beach, Needles & Pens Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sea Life, Surf Indian Gallery, Pacific Beach, CA
Dear & Yonder, traveling Art Show to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Vancouver
Pipeline, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
YAR: art stuff derived from the surf film The Present, Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mollusk, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, California

2008
Mollusk Family Poster Show, Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dear & Yonder, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Outerlands Art Auction, Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Irwin Scholar Exhibition, Sesnon Gallery, University of California Santa Cruz, CA
The Happening: traveling exhibition to Sydney, Tokyo, London, Cornwall, New York and San Francisco