BIOGRAPHY – STEPHEN MILLNER
Born in Ventura, California, Stephen Millner grew up in New York City and Trenton, New Jersey. He received BA in Fine Arts from Yale University, and earned graduate degrees from the University of Maine and Wayne State University. At Yale, he studied photography with Walker Evans and John T. Hill, printmaking with Gabor Peterdi, and graphic design with Herbert Matter. Other influences at Yale were artist Jack Tworkov, art historian Vincent Scully, and cultural icon Buckminster Fuller. He began his art career as a photographer, printmaker, and metal sculptor. Millner studied sculpture with New Hope, PA artist, Harry Balmer. His works have been shown in galleries in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Millner’s photography is characterized by bold graphic elements and ambiguous imagery. His mixed media work makes use of original photographs, childhood memorabilia, maps, postal ephemera, and magazine and newspaper images, often with witty and humorous juxtapositions. Some of his work concerns political issues. For five years, Millner was the first president of Artists of Yardley (artistsofyardley.org), bringing the group from twenty founding members to over one hundred, and organizing its various community and art show events that continue today. He is married to poet, Marie Kane, (Bucks County Poet Laureate, 2006); they reside in Yardley, Pennsylvania.