John Miller  (American, 1954) 

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John Miller Biography
1954   Born in Cleveland, Ohio
1977   Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, BFA
1978   Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York
1979   California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, MFA
  Lives in New York City and Berlin
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2009   Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2009   Cave Painting, PSM Gallery, Berlin
2009   Sonic Youth etc. Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
2008   Sutton Lane, London (solo)
2008   Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe (solo)
2008   11 Sessions (zusammen mit Karin Schneider und Matt Keegan), Orchard 47, New York
2007   Back to the Garden, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris (solo)
2007   The New Honeymooners, Metro Pictures, New York und Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (solo)
2007   The Middle of The Day, (online), Jeffrey Charles/Henry Peacock (solo)
2007   The Office Party and the Communist Party, Schürmann Berlin (solo)
2007   Michael Hall Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2006   Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin
2006   Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art
2006   John Miller: Total Transperancy, Metro Pictures, New York (solo)
2005   The Middle of the Day, Galerie Barbara Weiss (solo)
2005   Kunst in Schokolade/Chocolate Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2005   When Humor Becomes Painful, Migrosmuseumfür Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
2004   Body display. Performative Installation #4, Secession, Vienna, Austria
2004   Le milieu du jour, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (solo)
2004   The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (cat.)
2003   “Drawings,” Metro Pictures, New York “Thirty Three Women – Three Poems by Pablo Picasso,” Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich (cat.)
2003   “Everything is You,” Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris (solo)
2002   “From the Observatory,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York “A Country Lane,” Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2001   “Deliveries in Rear”, Kunst, Tiroler Sparkasse, Innsbruck, Austria “Double Date”, Galerie Barbara Weiss (solo)
2001   “Televisions,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (cat.)
2000   “Consolation Prize- Mike Kelley & John Miller,” Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (cat.) "American Art Today: Fantasies & Curiosities," Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami (cat.) Kunstraum Hans Widauer, Innsbruck, Austria
2000   “Pilot”, Richard Telles Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California “The Middle of the Day”, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1999   "Parallel Economies," Magasin-Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble (cat.) "John Miller: A Retrospective," Kunstverien, Hamburg (solo)
1999   "Pl@ytimes," Magasin-L'Ecole, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble "Wir leben zwichen Wänden," Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin "Bad Bad: That's a Good Excuse," Staatliche Kunsthalle Beden-Baden, Germany (cat.) "Transmute," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago "Art in the Age of the Consumer: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art," Feldman Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles "Stadtluft: der Urbane Raum als Medium von Macht," Kunstverein, Hamburg "Get Together: Art as Teamwork," Kunsthalle, Vienna "Malerie," INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin "Hard Hat," (with Richard Hoeck) Kunst-Werke, Berlin "No Place to Hang Your Hat," (with Richard Hoeck) Kunstaum Hans Widauer, Innsbruck "Das Versprechen der Fotografie", Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover "Le Capital," Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Séte, France (cat.)
1998   "100 Years Secession," Secession Museum, Vienna "White Studies," Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (with Richard Hoeck) (cat.) Raum Aktueller Kunst Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria "Tell me a Story," Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble "Fast Forward," Kunstverein in Hamburg "Entropie zu Hause," Suermont Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
1998   "Alive with Pleasure," Candy Factory, Yokohama, Japan P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York "Songs From a Room," Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (and 1999, 2000) (solo)
1997   "A Trail of Ambiguous Picture Postcards," Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (cat.) "Revisions of Abstract Expressionism. Painting between Vulgarity and the Sublime," Kunstverein Kreis Gutersloh, Gutersloh, Germany (solo)
1997   "Someone else with my Fingerprints," David Zwirner, New York; Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich; August sander Archiv/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne; Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany; Kunsthaus Hamburg "Laying Low: Postminimalism/Scatter Art," Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien, Oslo (cat.) "Artists and Photography,"Museum Fur Literatur am Oberrheim in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Cabinet des estampes, Geneva "79/97 An Exhibition of works by Curators of the Visual Arts Gallery, 1979-1997," Visual Arts Gallery, New York "The Cold War is Over (or is it?)," COCA Museum, Macao, Korea "Display," The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (cat.) "At the Threshold of the Visible: Miniscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Virginia Beach center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virgina; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (cat.) "Heaven: Private View," P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York "Revisions of Abstract Espressionism. Painting Between Vulgarity and the Sublime," Kunstverein Gutersloh, Germany
1996   "Do It (Home Version)," Museum in Progress, Vienna "Comic Depictions of Sex in American Art," Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich "Radical Images," 2nd Austrian Triennial on Photography 1996, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; Grosser Saal der Kunsthalle Szombathely (cat.) "Intervention: Tendenzen im Schatten der Stadtplanung," Stiftung Starke, Berlin "Artistes & Photographies," Cabinet des estampes du Musee d'art et d'Histoire, Geneva "A/drift," Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York "L'art du Plstique," Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts,Paris "Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art," Alexander Soutzos Museum; Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; Kunstmuseum Bonn
1996   Oberrheinesches Dichtermuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany Kunstburo, Museum fur Literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe "The Middle of the Day," Kunstburo, Museum fur Literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe (cat.) "Field Manual for a Tautology," Galerie Thomas Riegger, Karlsruhe (solo)
1995   Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (and 1996, 1999, 2001) Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris (solo)
1995   "Altered States: American Art in the 90s," St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri (cat.) "Pittura-Immedia," Neue Galerie, Landesmuseum Joanneum and Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria "Land Schaf(f)t," Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, Weimar, Germany "Art in Suburbia," Jeffrey Deitch Art Advisory Services, New York "Malerei in den 90er Jahren," Neue Galerie, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
1994   Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (and 1996, 1998, 2000) (solo)
2006   Marius Babias, Angelika Nollert (ed.): Periferic 7, Focussing Iasi / Social Processes, exhibition.
2005   When Humor Becomes Painful, exhibition catalogue, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
2004   The Middle of the Day. 1994-2004, Volumes 1,2,3, Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva.
2001   Wiebke Hüster: Mann sucht Frau sucht Mann. Sesselsoziologie: John Miller in der Berliner Galerie.
2001   John Miller, When Down is Up. Ausgewählte Schriften 1987-1999, published in: Revolver Blanco, Schriftenreihe zur Aktuellen Kunst, Frankfurt/Stuttgart.
2000   John MIller: The Price Club. Selected Writings (1977-1998), Genf/Dijon, JRP Editions.
1999   Economies Paralleles/Parallel Economies, exhibition catalogue, Grenoble.
1999   Renate Puvogel: John Miller >>Pillars of Salt<<, in: Kunstforum International, no. 147, p. 359-360.
1995   Altered States: American Art in the 90s, exhibition catalogue, St. Louis, Forum for Contemporary Art.
1992   Rock Sucks, Disco Sucks, exhibition catalogue, DAAD Berlin.