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Various Small Fires Seoul presents John Miller: Imaginary Interventions from January 7 to February 26, 2023.
Imaginary Interventions by American artist John Miller is on display at Various Small Fires (b. 1954, Cleveland, Ohio). The artist’s first solo exhibition in Seoul will feature nine new pieces on canvas as well as a vinyl wall graphic. Miller uses a multidisciplinary approach as an artist, writer, curator, and musician to challenge, subvert, and disclose the nature of everyday existence.
John Miller (b.1954, Cleveland, Ohio) is an artist, writer, curator, and musician based in New York and Berlin. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, and received an MFA. from California Institute of the Arts in 1979. Miller has had solo institutional exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bielefeld; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Museum im Bellpark, Kriens; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunsthalle Zürich; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva; Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble; and the Kunstverein Hamburg. He participated in the 1985 and 1991 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial and the 2010 Gwangju Biennale. His work has been part of major group exhibitions at the New Museum, New York; CAPC Musée D’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; and MoMA PS1, New York. His works are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Rubell Family Collection; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Ludwig and more. Miller’s criticism has appeared in Artforum, October, JRP and Les Presses du Réel published compilations of his writing as The Price Club: Selected Writings, 1977-1996 and The Ruin of Exchange. Miller is currently Professor of Professional Practice in Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University.
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