| Trained at Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris, David Miller's illustrations and paintings reveal a disquieting fantasy world influenced by Eastern European art and design nurtured during extensive journeys to Prague. Fascinated by Bohemian circus life and the Czech tradition of pantomime theater, children's books, and animation, Miller has imagined a very personal world of hybrid characters with contrasting features and fantastic bodies, surrounded by tapered bestiary images that a child might dream of. Visually striking and frightening, the collages, scribbled sketches, and writings present subtle and odd sense of humor.
Miller's accomplishments include the illustrations for Milan Kundera's book covers for the European paperback market. His work is frequently seen in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, GQ, and Penthouse, and his submissions make their way yearly into Communication Arts illustration annual and American Illustration. In 2002 he was awarded the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York for their 54th annual competition in the advertising category.
Miller has shown his work in galleries worldwide, most notably in an exhibition in Italy entitled, "Contemporary American Illustration." This exhibition brings thirty of America's most cutting-edge illustrators to Rome, Venice, Bolzano, Padua, and Cagliari for a two-year period sponsored by the Italian government. In the spring of 2002 he returned to that most influential city of Prague where he was invited to exhibit paintings in the prestigious U prstenu Gallery located in the Old City. This gallery regularly exhibits the Czech Republic's most highly regarded graphic and fine artists.
Notable projects include participation in the creation of Astrobase Go! A design collective in New York's Lower East Side, Astrobase Go! is a multi-disciplined "base" where animated and live-action films, print and web design, painting and illustration are created. Miller has also had long-running editorial assignments such as a seven-year monthly drawing in Penthouse magazine in which he explores the fine line between eroticism and humor.