Kira Milligan

Elementaia copy
“Houses along Elementaia”, 2016, acrylic and charcoal on paper, 20″ x 26″

Kira Milligan (b. 1994, Naperville, IL) is receiving a B.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2016. She has exhibited and sold her work in numerous group exhibitions. In 2014, she was awarded a monetary sum for being a Prismyan Challenge Finalist, and in 2016, Milligan was the undergraduate recipient of the SCAD  School of Fine Arts’ Outstanding Achievement Award.

As an American citizen who was raised in Tanzania and Kenya, Milligan pairs a western education with a visual vocabulary of the vivid East African landscape to investigate the modern environment. Her work brings to light the meeting point of the natural realm and built structures, as well as the nostalgia that exists for her there. Exploring misconceptions and idealizations surrounding the African landscape, Milligan references ongoing development and its repercussions.

Milligan was featured in a recent exhibition INHABIT at the Oglethorpe Gallery (Savannah, GA) and will be traveling to study abroad in Lacoste, France later this year.

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