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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


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



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).

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