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.”
2018 Dan Miller, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
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
Exhibition #1.1, Museum of Everything, Chalet Society, Paris
2011 Create, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2010 The 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
Berkeley Art Museum
Collection de L’Art Brut, Lausanne
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York
2018 "Dan Miller at Andrew Edlin Gallery," Art Critical, January 19.
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.
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).