John Miller

1954 · United States

Artist biography

John Miller is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. John Miller was born in 1954. Artists Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons are of the same generation and same country as John Miller.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John Miller is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Russian Federation, France, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting John Miller's work include Praz-Delavallade | Paris and mfc - michèle didier in France, as well as Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Russian Federation. John Miller most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Metro Pictures in New York (29 January 2020 until 13 March 2020) with the exhibition The Collapse of Neoliberalism.

John Miller in private collections

Romain Leclere and Charles Riva Collection Collection feature John Miller's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as DUSKMANN, Sarah Derat, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for John Miller

John Miller was born in 1954 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

John Miller

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 3

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