Mindi Yan Miller holds a BFA (1982) and an MFA (1990) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. A professor in textile arts at Montreal’s Concordia University, she has participated in exhibitions in France, the United States and across Canada. Her monumental, ephemeral works are made from piles of well-worn clothing and pinned-up locks of hair (e.g. Absence Escapes Us, 1992) that evoke “absent bodies,” some of the materials bearing the imprint of her own body. Her sculptures include musical and literary references to her Jewish origins and to the Holocaust as a tribute to her Polish grandparents.