From 1982-2006, Lisa Dale Miller produced and exhibited provocative artwork focusing on social, political and spiritual themes. For Ms. Miller, the political and spiritual have always been intimately connected and her work has consistently urged conscious awakening in one form or another.
Originally from New York, Lisa moved to Los Gatos, CA in 1995 from Tokyo, Japan. During her three years in Japan, she completed two solo shows, including her 1993 solo exhibition, the Family Values paintings and lecture tour, sponsored by the American Embassy at the American Centers in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka. Lisa also exhibited installation works as well as video/performance artworks in four group shows, and was the first “foreign” artist to be invited to exhibit in the Fukuoka Biennial at the Fukuoka Museum of Contemporary Art. After returning to the United States, Lisa exhibited in New Mexico, San Francisco, Sacramento, Mountain View, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. Harvesting Profit, a realspace/cyberspace installation was her last major installation piece.
In January 2000, Lisa led a two-month arts education project in Kosovo for CRS. That experience led her to pursue a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a subsequent career as a mindfulness psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing therapist. She is an expert in Buddhist psychology and is the author of the highly regarded book, Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence. Though Lisa has been on hiatus from producing art over the last four years, she has recently returned to art-making. Please enjoy the sampling of Lisa’s past work included on this site.