dan miller

Born 1961, Castro Valley, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 1992

Dan Miller’s artwork reflects his perceptions. Letters and words are repeatedly overdrawn, often creating ink layered masses, hovering on the page and built up to the point of obliteration or destruction of the ground. Each work contains the written recording of the artist’s obsession with objects like light bulbs, electrical sockets, food and the names of cities and people. Dan works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, wood sculpture, printmaking, and other mixed media projects. 

Dan has had solo exhibitions in New York at Ricco| Maresca Gallery and White Columns and in Los Angeles at Diane Rosenstein Gallery. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum; The Museum of Everything, London; Partners and Spade, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; and ABCD, Paris. Miller’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Mad Musée, and the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne. Dan’s repertoire is housed within the private collections of David Byrne, Cindy Sherman, Maurizio Cattelan, Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Thea Westreich & Ethan Wagner, Nicolas Rohatyn and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Andy and Kate Spade among many others.

Dan is the subject of the artist catalog Graphein.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2019
The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Outsider Art Fair, Paris

2018
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Art Gives Back, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
NADA Art Fair, New York
NADA Art Fair, Miami
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Outsider Art Fair, New York
D’Dessin Art Fair, Paris
Dan Miller, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2017
Viva Arte Viva, 57 th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel
Vive l’Art: Dan Miller and Judith Scott, 836M, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Dan Miller: Recent Paintings, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
Everyday Visionaries, Target, New York
The Museum of Everything Presents, MONA, Australia
NADA Art Fair, Miami

2016
Duvel Moortgat Fund, Madmusée, Liège, Belgium
American Dream, Direct Art Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Large Drawing, 836M, San Francisco
NADA Art Fair, Miami
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Escape Routes, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, curated by Amy Chaloupka
Click, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo
Art Osaka, Osaka
Signed & Numbered, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco
The 2016 Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition, The Palitz Gallery at Syracuse
University Lubin House, New York
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability, SFO Museum, San Francisco
International Airport, San Francisco
World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2015
dRAW, Intuit Museum, Chicago, curated by Jan Petry
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Extra Celestial, Crosstown Arts, Memphis
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Groupings, ParkLife Gallery, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo
The Apartment, Vancouver

2014
Purple States, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, curated by Sam Gordon
Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris
Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Graphein 2, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris
Mental Contours III. – Lines of Force, Artinbox Gallery, Prague
Creative Growth: Dan Miller, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Mental Contours III.- Lines of Force, Artinbox Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland Museum of California at the Oakland International Airport, curated by Philip Linhares
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Cutlog Art Fair, Paris
Cutlog Art Fair, New York
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Undercover Genius, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma
Ten Years, Wallspace Gallery, New York
Dan Miller and Judith Scott: Creative Growth, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, curated by Matthew Higgs
Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabilities, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris
Creative Growth, Galerie Art Cru, Berlin
Creative Growth, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2012
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Cutlog Art Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Independent Art Fair, New York
Frieze Art Fair, New York
Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris
Graphein, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris
Creative Growth, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, curated by Amie Scally
Inside Out, Galleri NordNorge, Harstad, Norway
Different and Special, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
John Hiltunen +1, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, curated by Matthew Higgs

2011
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Create, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
Exhibition #4, Museum of Everything, London
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Revealed, Galerie Drylewicz, Paris

2010
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Georg Jensen, New York
Large Drawings, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
Dan Miller Types and Draws, Yukiko Koide Presents, Tokyo
In the House, Madmusée, Liège, Belgium

2009
Creative Growth, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, curated by Matthew Higgs
Entre les Lignes: Paintings & Drawings by Naomie Kremer and Dan Miller, Galerie Impaire, Paris Partners & Spade, New York
Chromatic: 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

2008
Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Communication Breakdown, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Communication Breakdown, Galerie Impaire, Paris
Intuit Fair of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago

2007
Dan Miller, White Columns, New York
Creative Growth, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Creative Growth Art Center, abcd la galerie, Montreuil, France
Intuit Fair of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago
Armory International Fair of New Art, New York
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2006
Collection L’Art Brut, Lausanne
Visionary Output: Work by Creative Growth Artists, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2005
Autism/Asperger’s/Art, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
Leon Borensztein and His Friends: A Look at Creative Growth Artists and Their Work, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Intuit Fair of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago
Headfooters Gallery, Cleveland