Daniel Miller

Associate Professor
Area Head, Sculpture and Intermedia

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) ISEA 2017 Manizales Colombia; ISEA 2016 Hong Kong; iDEAS exhibition at International Digital Media Arts Association 2017 Conference, Washington DC; iDEAS exhibition at International Digital Media Arts Association 2016 Conference, Winona, MN; ISEA 2012, Albuquerque, NM; ISEA 1997, Chicago; International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Basel, Switzerland and Trieste, Italy; Tweak, Interactive Art & Live Electronic Music Festival, Limerick, Ireland.  Other National and regional exhibitions include: Simulating Nature, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, RI; Place, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY; Body and Machine 2016, Minneapolis, MN; 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: “Anthropocene”, Issues in Science and Technology Spring 2018, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,  Vol. XXXIV, Number 3, pages 64-72; ASEF Culture 360, “ISEA Cultural R>evolution”, review by Hugh Davies, https://culture360.asef.org/magazine/iseas-cultural-revolution-hong-kong/; 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.


  • Exhibition - "Ouroboros" project is on display at the Internationa Digital Media Arts iDEAS Exhibition 2016.
  • Exhibition - Exhibited "Ouroboros" project as part of the main juried exhibition at ISEA 2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>evolution May 2016
  • Exhibition - Exhibited "Bat-Bots" at Body Machine 2016, Kinetic & Interactive Art, March 2016
  • Exhibition - exhibited Bat-Bots, juried exhibition, Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY


  • Art and Humanities Initiative Grant 2017, University of Iowa
  • Old Gold Fellowship 2015, University of Iowa
  • Faculty Enrichment Grant 2012 & 2008, SAIC
  • CAAP Grant
  • Herman Miller Art Award
  • Holland Area Arts Council Award


Research areas
  • Sculpture and intermedia
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University of Iowa
E216 Visual Arts Building (VAB)
Iowa City , IA 52242
United States