Born in 1062, Miller did a BA in Fine Arts in the 1980s, during which time she was immersed in the philosophy of the Neo-Romantics. After a few years of teaching on secondary level, she was appointed as lecturer at Potchefstroom at 27. Her Masters research at UP during the 1990s focussed on sublime aesthetics and the resurgence of ecological ethics. Miller was appointed as art lecturer at Unisa in 1997 and initiated several local and African collaborative projects. Working primarily in inks or oil paint Miller also experimented with digital processes and has since completed her Doctorate at Unisa (2015) in practice-led research on intermediality. Her art often explores the reciprocity between people, and objects of mediation. She has been the recipient of various awards: Gregoire Boonzaaier Prize for Painting as student (1983 & 1984), FNB Gold Award: the collaborative project the Journey to Freedom narratives (2004), UNISA Woman of the Year Nominee: for leadership and mentorship roles in relation to Women-in-the-Workplace (2007) and a UNISA Women-in-research Award (2012). Unisa also awarded her the meritorious Robin Aldwinckle bursary.