artists

Dan Miller

Born 1961, Castro Valley, CA.

Dan Miller spends the majority of each day drawing, painting, typing, or otherwise rendering a dizzying array of letters and numbers into layered abstractions. Names of objects, food items, cities, friends, family members, and other details of life inhabit his works, but their legibility is almost always completely obliterated by the artist’s obsessive overlapping of words. In 2010, Time Out New York’s Ann Doran wrote, “Miller’s astonishing works fuse compulsive documentation with gestural abstraction, their autobiographical content dispersed, like sand in water, in a nonobjective field.”

Miller, who is autistic, is a twenty-five-year veteran of Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center, the country’s most renowned non-profit serving artists with disabilities. He is the most renowned living artist at Creative Growth, whose roster includes internationally known figures like William Scott (b.1964), Judith Scott (1943-2005) and Dwight MacKintosh (1906-1999).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Dan Miller: Recent Paintings, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles

2014
Dan Miller: Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

2012
Dan Miller: Graphein, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris

2010
Dan Miller: Large Drawings, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

2007
White Columns, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale

2016
World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2014-15
Art Brut: collection abcd, la maison rouge, Paris

2014
Purple States, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2013
Creative Growth: Judith Scott & Dan Miller, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2013
Exhibition #1.1, Museum of Everything, Chalet Society, Paris

2011
Create, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2010
Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin

2008
Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2007
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
American Folk Art Museum, New York
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Collection de L’Art Brut, Lausanne
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 "Dan Miller und Donald Mitchell," Kunst, die verbindet, Vienna.

2012 Dan Miller: Graphein, exhibition catalogue, essays by Tom di Maria, Richard Leeman & Christian Berst, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris.

2011 Everything #4, exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Everything, London.
Rinder, Lawrence, Matthew Higgs & Kevin Killiam, Create, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California & Pacific Film Archive.

2010 The Museum of Everything, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli & Electa, Turin/Milan.