Considering that it is “the passage of time that allows for a new edit or understanding of the potential of an image,” the artist Nicole Miller values the importance of appropriation and storytelling in her art.
Known for her work in video and installation, Nicole Miller was born in 1982 in Tucson, Arizona, and relocated to Los Angeles in 2001 to attend Calarts, continuing her education with a graduate degree from USC Roski School of the Arts.
Further central to Miller’s approach are themes of subjectivity and self-representation, and it is through acts of re-editing or mapping that Miller locates in her subjects “a potential solace, perhaps to reach an understanding, hence, agency.” Thus, in Miller’s hands, film transforms into a powerful storytelling tool wielded for the possible reconstitution of lost histories and identities.
Solo Exhibitions: Ballroom Marfa, Centre D’art Contemporain Geneva, The Highline NYC, and Kunst Werke in Berlin.
Additional Exhibitions: LAXART, The Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA,” “Fore” at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the “Dallas Biennale” at The Dallas Contemporary, and the reopening exhibition of SFMOMA.
Miller’s recent work includes the 2019 SFMOMA commission “To the Stars.”
Nicole Miller was awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018 and currently holds the position of assistant professor in the department of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego. The artist lives and works in Southern California.
Image: Installation view, Nicole Miller: Athens, California. Californian African American Museum, 2018. Credit: Brian Forrest.
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