2010 Gwangju Biennial, 10,000 Lives, PortugalArte 10 in Lisbon. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Zürich (2009), the Kunstverein Hamburg (1999), and the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York (1998).
John Miller artworks
Born 1954, Cleveland, Ohio, lives and works in New York City and Berlin. Attended Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, 1977, BFA; Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, 1978; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 1979, MFA
The American artist John Miller is often mentioned in the same breath as his contemporaries – such as Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Stephen Prina and Jim Shaw – though his place within this generation is, on the whole, much less acknowledged than that of his peers. The exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich, the first comprehensive overview in Switzerland of Miller’s work from the 1980s to the present, hinted at possible reasons for this oversight. The pieces on display demonstrate his work’s eclecticism and its refusal to fit into neat aesthetic categories; over the years, the compelling awkwardness of Miller’s practice has made it difficult for critics and curators to categorize or pin down…