Shala Miller (b. 1993), also known as Freddie June when she sings, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio by two southerners named Al and Ruby. At around the age of 10 or 11, Miller discovered quietude, the kind you’re sort of pushed into, and then was fooled into thinking that this is where they should stay put. Since then, Miller has been trying to find their way out, and find their way into an understanding of herself and her history. She holds a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a current MFA candidate at Bard College. She received a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2017 and was a participant in the New York Film Festival’s Artist Academy in 2019. She has been included in group shows/screenings at Helena Anrather (New York), Red Bull Arts (New York), AC Institute (New York), and Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago). Miller currently lives and works in Brooklyn.