EXHIBITION: CREATIVE GROWTH@836M
DATES: 09/12/2016 - 05/08/2017
CURRENTLY BASED: OAKLAND, CA
ARTIST WEBSITE: CREATIVEGROWTH.ORG
Founded in 1974 as the first such program of its kind globally, Creative Growth Art Center has achieved international recognition in art and disabilities for its innovative programs and the quality of art produced by the 150 artists working at the Center. In Oakland, California, Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and social interaction among peers. Artwork fostered in this unique environment is included in prominent collections and museums worldwide.
Dan Miller’s artwork reflects his perceptions. Letters and words are repeatedly overdrawn, often creating ink layered masses, hovering on the page and built up to the point of obliteration or destruction of the ground. Each work contains the written recording of the artist’s obsession with objects like light bulbs, electrical sockets, food, and the names of cities and people. Dan continues to work in various media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, wood sculpture, printmaking, and other mixed media projects.
Miller has had solo exhibitions at White Columns, Andrew Edlin Gallery and Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York, and Diane Rosenstein Gallery in LA. His work was included in the 2017 Venice Biennale and has been included in exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum; The Museum of Everything, London; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Rachel Uffner Gallery and Partners & Spade, New York; Gallery Paule Anglim, Jules Maeght and 836M in San Francisco; Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin; Galerie Christian Berst and ABCD, Paris. Miller’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Pompidou Centre, the Folk Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Mad Musée, and the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne. Miller’s work is also included in the private collections of David Byrne, Cindy Sherman, Maurizio Cattelan, Martin, and Rebecca Eisenberg, Thea Westreich & Ethan Wagner, Nicolas Rohatyn, and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Andy and Kate Spade, among many others.