Ruth Miller works primarily in hand-stitched embroidery which she learned as a child at home and was inspired to use as a substitute for paint by the tapestries of Papa Ibra Tall. She attended Cooper Union, receiving drawing instruction from Stefano Cusumano and learning the psychological effects of color from Bauhaus-trained Hannes Beckman. Part of the artHARLEM coalition of artists, she received one of the first New York City Urban Artist Initiative grants, was a grant panelist for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and a participant in the State Department’s Art-in-Embassies Program. She currently resides on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she was granted a Mississippi Arts Commission fine art fellowship for 2012. She continues to use her art to explore issues arising from the intersection of intimacy and philosophy.