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Michael B. Miller

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Buffalo New York

Birth year

Lives in
Los Osos

Works in
Mixed Media Installation

University of Southern California, 1988, MFA
UC Irvine, 1986, BA

Representing galleries

conceptual, figurative, installation, mixed-media


Michael Barton Miller's diverse investigations in the arts can best be described as a cross-disciplinary.  He approaches art like a cultural anthropologist who transforms his field observations into densely detailed layered drawings and paintings.  The work draws its poetic sensibility from his use of a variety of art making skills.  His imagery combines the fragmented logic of collage and cinema often creating non-linear narratives that leave hints at shadowy meanings.  In a significant way, Miller’s esoteric investigations open the viewer to subjective strata where they can wander among traces of their own thoughts.

After completing undergraduate studies at UC Irvine in 1986 and an MFA from USC in 1988, Miller set up his studio practice in a downtown loft in LA  and taught art at several prominent educational institutions in the Southland including: Pomona College, CSULB, and Cal Arts.  In 1997 he relocated to the Central Coast where he teaches drawing, intermedia, and critical theory as a Professor at Cal Poly, SLO.  Solo installation works by Miller include site specific works at the Sweeney Gallery at UC Riverside, the California Museum of Photography, The Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, POST Gallery in Los Angeles, Silpkakorn Universities Art Centre, Hanoi Fine Arts University, Torrance Museum, Patricia Sweetow Gallery in SF, SF Cameraworks, and the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies.  His artworks have been enjoyed by a variety of international viewers over the last 20 years including: Thailand, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Costa Rica.

Recent Exhibits

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Exhibited with these artists
Michael B. Miller has Exhibited with these artists:

John Brockley Tera Galanti
Siobhan McClure Tom Miller
Greg Rose Kate Savage
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Michael B. Miller has Exhibited at these venues:

Haus Gallery
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