Woman with blond hair standing in an art gallery next to books, a video monitor, and wall text.

Research Expertise and Interest

visual arts

Research Description

Jill Miller is a visual artist who works across a wide range of media, from experimental digital art to public practices, and many hybrids in between. She often collaborates with individuals and local communities in the form of public interventions, workshops, and participatory community projects. Her work is playful, and she uses humor as a strategy for opening up meaningful conversations about difficult subjects. In past work, she: lived in the remote wilderness in search of the mythical creature Bigfoot, assisted mothers who were harassed for breastfeeding in public, and organized teenage girls who were closing the gender gap by learning to edit Wikipedia. 

Miller has exhibited her work internationally. Selected exhibitions include: the Palo Alto Art Center, California; AMP Art Fair, San Francisco; Woods Art Museum, Hamburg, Germany; FAB Art Gallery, University of Alberta, Canada; Kibbutzim College of Education Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Korea; California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside; CMU Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA; National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile; Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz; Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel; Erman B. White Gallery, Bethel University, Kansas; United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India; Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada; Pittsburgh Biennial, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris; Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), France; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; de Siasset Museum, Santa Clara, California; Musee Ingres, Montauban, France; Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine; Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute; The Menil Collection, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Centre National d'Art Contemporain, France; British Film Institute, London, England; National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia.

She is the recipient of many grants including: C/Change grant by the Goethe Institute and Gray Area Art Center, Arts Council England Award, California Arts Council ‘Artists in Communities’ Grant; Wikimedia Individual Engagement Grant; STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Grant; Berkeley Center for New Media Seed Award; Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship, and Creative Discovery Grant.

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