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Michael Barton Miller

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Micromessy, November 2012 W/c, Pencil, on Denril W 86 X H 64 Inches © yes
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"Past Present + Future" Cultural Exchange, August 2012 Photograph © Michael Barton Miller
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film falsetto, August 2012 W/c, Drawing, on Denril, Artists Tape W 25' X H 13' © Michael Barton Miller
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film falsetto (detail), August 2012 W/c, Drawing, on Denril © Michael Barton Miller
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film falsetto (detail 02), August 2012 W/c, Drawing, on Denril, Artists Tape © Michael Barton Miller
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"Super 8mm" Exhibition View, March 2011 Mixed Media Installation View © Michael Barton Miller
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Super 8mm Installation (West Wall), 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 38' X 13' © Michael Barton Miller
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"Listeninglass" Installation View, 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 14' X H 13' © Michael Barton Miller
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Listeninglass (Brooke Hamilton), 2010 W/c, Pencil, on Denril 42 X 47 1/2 Inches © yes
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"Listeninglass (Brooke Hamilton)" Detail, 2010 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 47 1/2" X H 42" © Michael Barton Miller
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"Wat Suan Dok" Detail, 2011 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 96” X H 44” © Michael Barton Miller
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Synaesthesia (Wat Tham Krabok), 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril, Black Tape W 12' X H 9' © Michael Barton Miller
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Synaesthesia (Wat Tham Krabok) Detail, 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 62 1/2” X H 42” © Michael Barton Miller
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"Dream Letters (Kristina Huhn), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 101 ” X H 47” © Michael Barton Miller
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Super 8mm Installation (South Wall), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril, Black Tape W 38' X H 13' © Michael Barton Miller
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Bubble (Lauren Cook)" and "Swing, 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 48 ” X H 102” W 24 1/4 X H 88" © Michael Barton Miller
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Bubble (Detail 1), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 48 ” X H 102” © Michael Barton Miller
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Bubble (Detail 2), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 48 ” X H 102” © Michael Barton Miller
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"Room 148" , 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril, Black Tape W 96” X H 83” © Michael Barton Miller
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Super 8mm Installation South Wall, 2011 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril and Black Tape W 20' X H 13' © Michael Barton Miller
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Smash Cuts, 2011 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 148" X H 25" © Michael Barton Miller
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Lost Horizon, 2010 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 42 ” X H 78 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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"Field Recording" (Installation View), 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril, Black Tape W 12' X H 9' © Michael Barton Miller
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Field Recording, 2010 W/c, Pencil, on Denril 49 X 48 Inches © yes
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Field Recording (Detail, Nagra IIS), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril H 49" X W 48" © Michael Barton Miller
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“String Phone” (Garet Zook)" & "Wrapped Up in Books", 2009-2011 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 44” X H 58” & W 30” X H 42” © Michael Barton Miller
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"String Phone" (Garet Zook), 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 44” X H 58” © Michael Barton Miller
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"Screen Tests" (Installation View East Wall), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 18' X H 13' © Michael Barton Miller
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Screen #1 (Brooke), 2010 W/c, Pencil, on Denril 21 X 26 Inches © yes
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Screen #4 (Brooke), 2010 W/c, Pencil, on Denril 17 X 23 Inches © yes
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Screen Test #1 (Garet), 2010-11 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 17" X H 21 3/4 "
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Screen Test #1 (Garet) Detail, 2011 W/c and Pencil on Denril W 17" X H 21 3/4 " © Michael Barton Miller
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Screen #2 (Garet), 2010 W/c, Pencil, on Denril 18 X 23 Inches © Michael Barton Miller
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Screen #3 (Garet), 2010 W/c, Pencil, on Denril 18 X 24 1/2 Inches © yes
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7 Crows, November 2009 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril, Black Art Tape H 96” X W 96” © Michael Barton Miller
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Cross Cultural Exhibition "Water", August 2009 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril, Black Art Tape 14' X 76' © Michael Barton Miller
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Listeninglass Installation BKK, August 2009 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril, Black Art Tape 14' X 36' © Michael Barton Miller
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Some Floating Worlds, August 2009 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril, Black Art Tape 14' X 40' © Michael Barton Miller
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Anthology Exhbition CAF, November 2008 W/c, Pencil, on Denril © Michael Barton Miller
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“Drunk U. (Thursdays)”, 2008 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 42 ” X H 29 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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“Bender”, 2008 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 53 1/2 ” X H 48 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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“Flame”, 2008 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 54 ” X H 47 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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“Unter der Witterung”, 2008 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 48 ” X H 64 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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“Totem”, 2008 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 36 1/2 ” X H 48 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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Under the Influence, 2008 Watercolor and Pencil on Denril W 60 ” X H 44 1/4 ” © Michael Barton Miller
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“Tres Equis”, 2006-07 Graphite on Paper W 30” X H 22” © yes
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“Fall”, 2006-07 Graphite on Paper W 30” X H 22” © Michael Barton Miller
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“Mixed Monument”, 2006-07 Graphite on Paper W 30” X H 22” © Michael Barton Miller
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Table Top , 2006 Graphite on Paper W 14 ” X H 21” © Michael Barton Miller
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Quick Facts
Schools
University of Southern California, 1988, MFA
University of California Irvine
Tags
mixed-media, installation
Statement

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, the 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 15 years including: Thailand, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Costa Rica.

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