K.M. Anderson, Smithfield Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Karen Miller Anderson received her B.F.A. from the College of the Dayton Art Institute. A former Art and Commercial Art teacher, She left teaching after being introduced the then emerging computer graphics technology. She pursued her M.S. at Middle Tennessee State University in Engineering Technology, specializing in computer enhanced graphics. Dr. Miller Anderson enrolled in the Textile Technology Management Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles in 2001. She completed all requirements for her Ph.D. and officially received her diploma, August 10, 2006.
Dr. Miller Anderson is currently working on a new series incorporating photographic collages, digital textile printing and embroidery. Based upon earlier research into geometric forms, her new work uses many layers of geometric patterns. . . in combination . . .with a recognizable object which forms another pattern. All of the images used are based upon my work as a photographer or my work using mathematical and scientific-based software applications in order to generate patterns.
She has been awarded the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) 2006-2007 from the United Arts council in order to complete her new series. The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) Program receives major funding from United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, Dr. Miller Anderson was recently awarded the 2007 Linda A. Ironside Fund for the Arts Award from the Triangle Community Foundation. Dr. Karen Miller Anderson currently resides with her husband and son in Smithfield, NC. Her work is signed as K.M. Anderson.