Daniel Miller

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Professor in Sculpture, Daniel Miller
Assistant Professor
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Daniel Miller is an artist who creates generative works that investigate systems and ecologies in the contemporary landscape.  His artwork may employ the use of robotics, electronics, sound, video and light to investigate subject.  Miller’s work embraces the experiment and his art studio is also his laboratory to investigate: concept, materials and processes. 

Miller was an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Art & Technology Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997-2014. He received his MFA in 1997 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Time Arts and a BA in Sculpture in 1994 from Hope College, Holland, MI.

His work has been exhibited at both national and international venues including: International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2012, Albuquerque and ISEA 1997, Chicago; International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Basel, Switzerland and Trieste, Italy; Tweak, Interactive Art & Live Electronic Music Festival, Limerick, Ireland.  Other local and regional exhibitions include: SpotLight, Elmhurst Art Museum, IL; Objective/Subjective: Mapping, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL; Conflux, Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University at Mansfield, OH; KY.7 Biennial, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY; Altered Landscapes, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL; Fassbender Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago; The Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL; Soap Factory N.N.E., Minneapolis; Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago.

Daniel Miller has been mentioned in: Leonardo, "in::formation, The Aesthetic use of Machine Beings, Vol. 33.;  The Chicago Reader "Technically Brilliant" by Fred Camper; Information Arts, Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology, by Wilson, Stephen. Awards include; Faculty Enrichment Grant 2012 & 2008, SAIC; CAAP Grant; Herman Miller Art Award; Holland Area Arts Council Award.

Daniel Miller is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Technologies and Sculpture in The School of Art & Art History and he is also a member of the Public Digital Arts faculty cluster at University of Iowa.  He teaches sculpture courses that integrate robotics, mechanical fabrication and electronics.

Selected Works

D. Miller - Chiroptera Domus Bat House
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D. Miller - Cell
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