Nicole Miller

b. 1982, Tucson, AZ
Lives and works in San Diego, CA

Education

  • 2009

    MFA, University of Southern California, Roski School of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2005

    BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Solo and two-person exhibitions

  • 2022

    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO (upcoming) 

  • 2020

    Transmission, Commission by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    To the Stars, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN, off-site presentation

  • 2019

    Nicole Miller, presentation by Kristina Kite Gallery at June, Basel

  • 2018

    For Now, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    For Now, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY
    Nicole Miller: Athens California, curated by Naima J. Keith, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2017

    Death of a School, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

  • 2016

    Every Word Said: History Lessons from Athens and Tucson, MoCA Tucson, AZ

  • 2015

    The Borrowers, Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Artists’ Film International: Nicole Miller, Marfa Ballroom, TX
    3 Works, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, ES
    Formations of Bodies: Daggering, Kunst Werke, Berlin, DE
    Death of a School, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, CH 
    The Conductor, High Line, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Believing is Seeing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 
    Daggering, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX

  • 2009

    The Conductor, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
    The Brownes: Five Brothers, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    The Youngest Day, carlier gebaur, Berlin, DE
    Density Betrays Us, The Hole, New York, NY

  • 2020

    Threshold: Art in Times of Crisis, online exhibition, Performa-arts.org
    Working from Home: New Commissions from Tucson, MoCA Tucson, AZ

  • 2019

    In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Parts of Speech, organized by Public Fiction and Triple Canopy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • 2018

    tête-à-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Transitory Emplacements, organized by Sally Frater, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC
    If I Was Your Girlfriend: A Jam, curated by Julia Muggenburg, Belmacz, London, UK

  • 2017

    Lack of Location Is My Location, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY
    Los Angeles – A Fiction, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail, and Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, FR

  • 2016

    A Composition of Intimate and Public Truths, curated by Michele Fiedler, Disjecta, Portland, OR 
    Los Angeles – A Fiction, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail, and Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO
    Campaign for Art: Contemporary, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

  • 2015

    Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA 
    Round 42: The One and the Many: A Self-portrait in Seven Parts, curated by Sally Frater, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

  • 2014

    Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    Artadia’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
    Stranger than Fiction, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

  • 2012

    Fore, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
    Made in L.A.: Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
    Dallas Biennale, Dallas Contemporary, TX

  • 2011

    The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

  • 2010

    Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL 
    Wet Paint, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2009

    30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY 
    Psychosomatic Acid Test, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Selected Bibliography

  • 2019

    Haddah, Natalie. “Critics Picks: Nicole Miller.” Artforum.com, January 2019.
    Tarasoff, Sabrina and Adam Stamp. “The Rewards of Self-Exile.” Mousse, Mousse 66, Winter.
    Miller, Nicole. Athens: Every Word Said. East of Borneo Books, 2019.

  • 2017

    Riedl, Matt. “Ulrich video installation shows consequences of inadequate school funding.” The Wichita Eagle, February 7, 2017. 

  • 2016

    Cullivan, Rob. “Exhibition looks at information as art, more.” The Portland Tribune, November 16, 2016.
    Joyce, Erin. “Recording the Stories of Marginalized Students.” Hyperallergic, May 19, 2016.
    Curiel, Jonathan. “Snø Job: 15 Highlights of the Expanded SFMOMA.” SF Weekly, May 4, 2015. 
    Millner, Caille. “Amid a Challenging, Changing City, SFMOMA Reopens with Global Aspirations.” Hyperallergic, April 29, 2016.
    Russeth, Andrew. “With its New Building, SFMOMA Cements a Place on the World Stage.” ARTnews, April 28, 2016.
    Regan, Margaret. “Abstraction and Reality: Two Solo Shows at MOCA examine art styles that are polar opposites.” Tucson Weekly, March 24, 2016.

  • 2015

    Sukop, Sylvia. “Art Speaks and She Listens: An Interview with Curator Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins.” The Huffington Post, September 23, 2015.
    Roberts, Christie. “Art in the Bay Area.” Citizens Of Culture, July 3, 2015. Miller, Nicole. “Jump to the Crescendo.” The Enemy 1.3 (2015).
    Katz, Anita. “SFMOMA, MoAD showcase 20th century portraits.” The Examiner, May 21, 2015. 
    Glentzer, Molly. “Project Row Houses artists create a universal ‘Self-Portrait’.” The Houston Chronicle, May 14, 2015. 
    Baker, Kenneth. “MoAD’s new show expands what ‘Portraits’ mean.” SFGate, May 8, 2015. 
    “Nicole Miller.” The New Yorker, April 13, 2015.
    Willis Blair, Courtney. “The Month’s Best of New York Art & Culture.” Forbes Life, March 31, 2015.

  • 2014

    Jesse, Sarah. “LACMA9: Nicole Miller’s ‘Believing is Seeing’.” KCET.org, October 11, 2013. 
    “Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987, Nicole Miller: The death of a school.” e-flux, January 31, 2014.

  • 2013

    “Top 10 L.A. Artists Coveted by Hollywood.” Hollywood Reporter, November 4, 2013.
    Wise, Lloyd. “Fore.” Artforum, May 2013.

  • 2012

    Merjian, Ara H. “Fore.” Artforum.com, December 18, 2012.
    Cotter, Holland. “Racial Redefinition in Progress.” The New York Times, November 29, 2012.
    Holte, Michael Ned. “Made in L.A. 2012.” Artforum, October 2012.
    Boucher, Brian. “Made in LA: The Biennial.” Art in America, June–July 2012. 
    Fitzpatrick, Kyle. “Made in L.A.: Nicole Miller 33/60.” Los Angeles I’m Yours, May 4, 2012. 
    Daderko, Dean. “Roving Eye: Ready for the Readymade.” Art in America, April 2, 2012.
    “Goings on About Town, The Bearden Project.” The New Yorker, January 2, 2012.

  • 2011

    Cotter, Holland. “A Griot for a Global Village.” The New York Times, December 8, 2011.

  • 2010

    Firstenberg, Lauri. “Emerging Artists.” Frieze, January–February 2010.

  • 2009

    Smith, Roberta. “A Beating Heart of Social Import.” The New York Times, December 10, 2009. 
    Ollman, Leah. “Nicole Miller at LAXART.” Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2009.
    Denny, Drew. “The Conductor: A Trip That One Wills Upon Oneself.” L.A. Record, August 22, 2009.

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

  • 2018

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

  • 2016

    Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome

  • 2015

    William H. Johnson Prize

  • 2013

    Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant 
    California Community Foundation Fellowship 
    Artadia Award

  • 2012

    Core Program Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • 2011

    Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award

Public Collections

The Hall Art Foundation, Vermont / Schloss Derneburg
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Houston Museum of African American Culture, TX
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA