Colin Reed Miller, known by his corporate pseudonym KALI, brings his popular “Mummies” exhibit to Cogswell Polytechnical College. The artist reception takes place on February 27, 2010 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
His current fine art explores consumerism inspired somewhat by his extensive experience with commercial art. In addition to mummified objects in his Kali Artifacts, the work includes their accompanying canopic jars, x-rays, how-to’s and supporting theoretical materials.
Mr. Miller has enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist – specializing in animation and special effects – in feature films, television and advertising campaigns. As a special effects and composite artist his credits include: Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, Idylwild, Across the Universe and Cats and Dogs.
He was Key Designer for countless commercial spots for A-list clients including: Coca-cola, Ford, Turner Networks and Apple. He has also directed commercials for Nissan, PBS, Apollo Ale and Turner Networks as well as music videos for Kali, Digital Underground, Philbryte and Scott Hardkiss.
MTV’s Liquid Television has benefitted from his skills as director, designer, animator and voice talent for numerous animated shorts in this ground-breaking series. Miller also worked as the Editorial Supervisor for the Aeon Flux series.
He has lectured about his innovative techniques at numerous industry events including: SIGGRAPH, Mac World, The San Francisco Multimedia Expo and with Dr. Timothy Leary at Digital Hollywood.
The multi-talented Miller is the recording artist, KALI, with Geomagnetic Records where his podcast receives more than 3000 downloads a month. He has recorded original music in many styles from dub to hip hop to electronic to progressive blues rock as well as his own unique creation, Swamp Sound System – a blend of blues dub and electronics with a cinematic Americana flavor.
Currently he is the Visual Effects Supervisor for O Apostolo, a stereoscopic 3D stop motion film being shot now in Santiago De Compostella, Spain.
The exhibit runs from February 1 to March 31, 2010 in The Gallery at Cogswell College. Gallery hours are 9:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. Monday thru Friday. Closed on school holidays.
Special Artist’s Reception: February 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement