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.”
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).
Frieze Art Fair New York, Andrew Edlin Gallery
Dan Miller, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Dan Miller: Recent Paintings, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
Dan Miller, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
Dan Miller: Graphein, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris
Dan Miller: Large Drawings, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
White Columns, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Summer Exhibition: Recent Works, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale
World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Art Brut: collection abcd, la maison rouge, Paris
Purple States, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Creative Growth: Judith Scott & Dan Miller, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Exhibition #1.1, Museum of Everything, Chalet Society, Paris
Create, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin
Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
American Folk Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Collection de L’Art Brut, Lausanne
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Dan Miller at Andrew Edlin Gallery," Art Critical, January 19, 2018.
"Dan Miller und Donald Mitchell," Kunst, die verbindet, Vienna, 2014.
Dan Miller: Graphein, exhibition catalogue, essays by Tom di Maria, Richard Leeman & Christian Berst, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris, 2012.
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, 2011.
The Museum of Everything, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli & Electa, Turin/Milan, 2010.