Visual Artist & Performer

Colette Miller

Colette Miller is an American born artist that works in painting, music, poetry and film. She received her degree in Fine Art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and continued her film studies at UCLA. She is a well-regarded artist with authentic depth and diversity in her work, which reflects the many places she has lived and traveled around the world. She has exhibited and sold her paintings internationally and is the creator of The Global Angel Wings Project. Colette draws inspiration from her heart, dreams, philosophies, memories, psychic or intuitive forces, color and movement. Born in the Streets of Downtown Los Angeles, the city of Angels in 2012, Colette’s Global Angel Wings Project has exploded around the globe and can be seen on the streets of every major city in the U.S. including major Airports such as LAX, Chicago O’hare, and Newark Liberty International. The interactive art project allows individuals to become part of the artwork by photographing themselves wearing the wings and then sharing the pictures of themselves on social media. Colette’s wings are one of, if not the most, recognizable images on social media.

Colette created The Global Angel Wings Project in 2012 in the streets of Los Angeles, the city of Angels. They were painted to remind humanity that we are the angels of this earth. They are human size interactive public art, wings that people take photos with and thus become part of the artwork. The first pair was just street art but the response was natural, immediate and spontaneous – from people of all sorts and backgrounds. Colette has painted wings globally – Kenya, Australia, England, China, Japan, France, Cuba, Mexico, Dubai, Taiwan, and more, and many in the USA. Though some are commissioned and others gifted, the wings themselves are free to the world. Never owned by anyone, not even Colette, though they are of her provenance and her work.