Biography  Deep_Inside

Arlene Gale Milgram is a painter and mixed-media artist from Trenton, NJ. She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. She is employed as an art teacher at the Montgomery Lower Middle School in Skillman, NJ. Her work is in the collections of the Newark Museum and the Mercer County Cultural Heritage Commission and the Alergan Corporation. She is a fellow in the G.R. Dodge Artist/Teacher Initiative and is a recipient of grants from the Dodge Foundation. Solo exhibits include: “Marks and Meditation” at the Silva Gallery, “Breathing Stones” at The Gallery of Mercer County Community College, “Altered Surfaces” at the Nassau Club in Princeton, NJ and two one person exhibits at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. Juried shows include: the National Drawing Show, the National Print Show and “Dangerous Women II. Her artwork is online at, and the gallery of the Discover Jersey Arts web site.

Artist Statement

I make art to process my life experiences. Each mark or stroke reflects a different energycreating a map of thoughts memories and emotions. My work records systems and relationships that that mirror changes, rifts and connections. It can be planned, reflective and obsessive or random and spontaneous. Varied media allows for varied responses. Mixed-media allows me the freedom to experiment and discover. By re-purposing my own work, process becomes metaphor. My practice of ripping apart, stitching together, incising scars, blurring and uncovering layers, finding connections and reclaiming work is my way of finding and reclaiming myself.


Address: 16 Farrell Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618




  • BFA Tyler School of Art of Temple University
  • Graduate work at Penn State University


  • Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA), NAEA, NJEA, AENJ, Printmaking Center of NJ