Ambrice Miller's work examines reality verses the projection of reality onto the subjects by the viewer. That is, Miller's paintings explore concepts behind identity and whether it is a product of self definition or societal imposition. She depict her subjects either in a subversive context or obscure portions of the portrait allowing for the viewer to project their own narrative. The viewer will consciously or sub consciously apply a biased view on the portrait which Miller believe is reflective of preconceived views on certain ethnic groups and within social contexts.
For example, Statutes of Religious Limitation is a notion defined by Miller which explores the idea of humanity's inability to employ the teachings of religious texts without social and racial caveats. Much of my artwork analyzes biblical texts in the context of social happenings.
For example, the painting Separation of Light and Dark depicts the Biblical creation story in which God separates the light and dark of the sky to make day and night. In a social and historical context this "separation" refers to the segregation of Blacks and Whites in the antebellum South.