Jason Miller received his MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Shortly thereafter, while painting still lifes of personal household effects, he realized his deeper interest lay in the objects themselves-tables, dishes, appliances-rather than in their pictorial representations. Permanently shelving his paints, he began working in the studios of Jeff Koons and Karim Rashid before founding his own studio in 2001. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, where he is part of a burgeoning design community inspired by the area's industrial history. Miller designs imperfect home furnishings. Drawing inspiration from the basements, attics, and family rooms of suburban america, he plays with form, function, tradition, and modernism to create fresh and surprising objects. Hos fabricated illusions of wear-and-tear evoke fictional biographies, while unconventional materials suggest the labors of an economic hobbyist. Challenging objects that are as much conceptual art as they are contemporary design. Jason Miller's work has been on view at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and is in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.