b. 1982, Tucson, AZ
Lives and works in San Diego, CA
MFA, University of Southern California, Roski School of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Solo and two-person exhibitions
To the Stars, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, DE
Nicole Miller: A Sound, A Signal, The Circus, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Transmission, Commission by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
To the Stars, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN, off-site presentation
Nicole Miller, presentation by Kristina Kite Gallery at June, Basel
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
Death of a School, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Every Word Said: History Lessons from Athens and Tucson, MoCA Tucson, AZ
The Borrowers, Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY
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
Believing is Seeing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Daggering, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX
The Conductor, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
The Brownes: Five Brothers, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
Read No Read, organized by Lisa Williamson, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Signaling, curated by Alexander Provan, KinoSaito, Verplanck, NY
Chewing Fat, curated by Nancy Lupo, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Youngest Day, carlier gebaur, Berlin, DE
Density Betrays Us, The Hole, New York, NY
Threshold: Art in Times of Crisis, online exhibition, Performa-arts.org
Working from Home: New Commissions from Tucson, MoCA Tucson, AZ
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Wet Paint, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Psychosomatic Acid Test, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Malone, Meredith, “Nicole Miller: Brilliant in the Here and Now,” Art Journal, October 2023.
Holiday, Harmony. “Michael Backstage,” Black Music and Black Muses, October 2022.
Miller, Nicole, and Lauren Mackler, eds., PF11: Michael in Black by Nicole Miller, Public Fiction and CARA NYC.
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.
Riedl, Matt. “Ulrich video installation shows consequences of inadequate school funding.” The Wichita Eagle, February 7, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
“Top 10 L.A. Artists Coveted by Hollywood.” Hollywood Reporter, November 4, 2013.
Wise, Lloyd. “Fore.” Artforum, May 2013.
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.
Cotter, Holland. “A Griot for a Global Village.” The New York Times, December 8, 2011.
Firstenberg, Lauri. “Emerging Artists.” Frieze, January–February 2010.
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
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome
William H. Johnson Prize
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
California Community Foundation Fellowship
Core Program Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award
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