Austin Miles| Artist
Austin is a practicing painter, graphic designer, and muralist in Richmond, VA. Austin uses color, texture, and distorted human and animal figures in her work, to embody her own stories; in an attempt to contribute to the conversation about Black female experiences. A native of Durham, North Carolina, Austin relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 2012 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCU), majoring in Communication Arts, and minoring in Painting & Printmaking. As a professional painter, Austin “Auz” Miles has shown her work in Richmond VA, Washington D.C, Atlanta GA, and Cusco Peru. In Fall 2017, Austin Miles won the Amendment Art and Literary Journal Art Award, where her painting ‘Enough’ was published in the Amendment Art and Literary Journal December issue. With a passion to contribute to the conversation about Black female experiences, Austin was chosen along with nine other muralists to participate in the Virginia Museum of History and Culture first mural exhibit, titled Fresh Paint, in October 2018.