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BIO

Ryan Peter Miller is bipedal hominid from the late 20th century. He is also a conceptual painter based out of Chicago, IL, and Assistant Professor of Art and the H.F. Johnson Gallery Director at Carthage College. He earned a BFA thingy from that one place and an MFA doohickey from another (University of Georgia and Arizona State University, respectively). His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Purdue University, Phoenix, AZ’s Eye Lounge, and the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac. In addition to his own painting practice, he has an ongoing collaborative partnership with colleague Marco Rosichelli, under the name Llaboratory Co, through which their expanded practice includes sculpture, photography, video, web, and curatorial projects. Miller has exhibited internationally in cities including Los Angeles, Berlin, and Beijing, and has shown regionally at Chicago Artist’s Coalition, MDW Fair, Art Expo, and a collaborative performance at the MCA. He has completed residencies at Free Arts Center, Wassaic Artists’ Residency, and Vermont Studio Center, and was selected as a sponsored artist for Chicago’s High Concept Labs. Most recently, he completed an artist biography, written in the third person.

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Employment & Education

Assistant Professor of Art & Director of H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art Carthage College, Kenosha WI
Editing Producer and Broadcaster of Bad@Sports Podcast 

• Arizona State University MFA          
• University of Georgia BFA           

Selected Exhibitions

2019
Between Blind Ambition and Appropriately Sized, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Kenosha, WI
High Concept Labs Hideout Residency, The Hideout, Chicago, IL
2018
Lumpen Drawing Rally, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
HPAC Gala, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
CROAK, Free Range Gallery, Chicago, IL
Western Pole, curated by Jesse Malmed, Chicago, IL
2017
• PyramidsTheme, Performance at OperaCabal, Chicago, IL
2016
• Fall Open House: PyramidsTheme, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
• Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition, Gatlinburg, TN
• Halloween Superstore, Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City, MO
• Spring Open House, High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
• Halloween Superstore, The WASSAIC Project Summer Festival, Wassaic, NY
• Annual Faculty Exhibition, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2015
Material Sustenance, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Abstract Preferences, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA
Halloween Superstore, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Self-Made, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
Kid Stuff, Halt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2014
Painthings, University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac, WI (SOLO)
The Here There, Winona State, Winona, MN
Release Show, Hatch Projects, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL
2013        
Shame of the City, Future Tenant, Pittsburg, PA
Expo Chicago International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art Chicago, IL
Inverse Conversations, Renmin University, Bridge Gallery, 798 District, Beijing, China
Stand so Close to Me, Hatch Projects, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL 
DAD, Bloomsburg University, Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg, PA
From the Sidelines, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ
ASKII 4, Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL
Venn Diagram, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Of the Surface of Things, H.F.Johnson Art Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Fight Night, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2012          
The Problem with Pigment, Purdue University, Reuff Gallery, West Lafayette, IN (SOLO)
Freedom of Expression, The Greenwich, Cincinnati, OH
MDW Fair, Co-Prosperity Sphere Booth, Chicago, IL
Triangulation, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
1000 Journals Project w/ 100+ Journals, Gallery@theLibrary, Scottsdale, AZ
Venn Diagram, Southern Oregon University, SU Gallery, Ashland, OR
2011
Mark Making, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ (SOLO)
Magnitude 7, MANIFEST, Cincinnati, OH
Horsing Around, Transitory Spaces, Helena, MT
Schrödinger's Menagerie, Artlink A. E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
New Faculty Exhibit, Hedberg Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Brutal Pyramid, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Four Square, Squeeze Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010
Why Can’t it be What it Wants to be?, CPA PVCC Gallery, Paradise Valley, AZ (SOLO)
Optimistic American Discords, Werkstattgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Open for Business, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Cacophonic, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Action (un)Packed: Abstraction After Action, Commonspace. Los Angeles, CA
New Paintings, Intel Corporate Offices, Chandler, AZ     
2009          
Do I have to paint you a picture?, Six Squared, Mesa, AZ (SOLO)
AIN’TING, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
Bookish, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Juror Gary Martelli
North American Graduate Art Survey, U of M, Minneapolis, MN, Juror Christopher Atkins
Night Gallery Group Exhibition, Tempe, AZ 
Art Detour, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
Offhand, Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Love Letters, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2008          
AIN’TING: Master’s Thesis Exhibition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Juried All Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center. Palos Verdes, CA
MFA Juried Summer Exhibition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Juror Dennita Sewell
Mass Consumption, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, Juror Greg Escalante
Mosaic, Museum of Anthropology, ASU, Jurors Claire Schneider and John Spiak
Big Ideas Small Frames, Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ
6X6, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
ABBA (A Buncha Book Artists): TXT MSGS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Night Gallery Group Exhibition, Tempe, AZ
Number Ones, LAS Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Residencies & Affiliations

2016
• High Concept Laboratories, Sponsored Artist, Chicago, IL
2015
• Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY
• Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
• Free Ceramics & The Studio Art Center, Helena, MT
2013
• Hatch Projects Resident, Chicago, IL
2009
• Vermont Studio Center Resident, Johnson, VT
2008
• MFA Now Juried International Painting Competition Award Winner

Awards & Grants

2011
• 100+ Journals Project, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ
• Maricopa Community College Professional Development Grant
2010
IN FLUX, Scottsdale Public Art Grant, Scottsdale, AZ
2009
• Vermont Studio Center Artist’s Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2008
• MFA Now Juried International Painting Competition Award Winner

Press

2015
• Kenosha News, Shutter Art, Jon Brines, 04.29.15
2014
New City, Visiting Artist: Ryan Peter Miller, Kelly Reaves
Chicago Art World: 2014: Ryan Peter Miller @ Chicago Artists Coalition
Superstition Review, Interior Exterior by Ryan Peter Miller
2013
• Beautiful Decay, Lynda Benglis and 6 contemporary Artists Sculpt with Paint, Kristin Bauer
Chicago Gallery News, Artist insights: CAC’s HATCH Projects, Laura Miller
• Kenosha News, Carthage Faculty’s Turn to Shine, Bill Robbins, 04.04.13
2012
• Journal & Courier, Reuff Galleries Full of Thought-Provoking Images, Lauren Sedam, 10.12.12
• Site95.org, Featured Artist, 07.30.12
Culture Seen, Gallery Visit – Ryan Peter Miller, Christopher Jagmin
Phoenix New Times, Modified Arts’ Transition Leaves Future Uncertain for Roosevelt Row, Robrt L Pel
Phoenix New Times, Ryan Peter Miller’s Studio of Paint, Jessica VanZalen
Go See Art, Digging Paint, Stephen Cummings
Phoenix New Times, PechaKucha Night 3 Blends Passion, Art, and Booze, Wynter Holden
Phoenix New Times, Ryan Peter Miller on Geometry and Physics in Squeeze Gallery’s 4Square, Jessica VanZalen
Phoenix New Times, Dangerous and Hard to See at Bragg’s Pie Factory, Jessica VanZalen
2010
• State Press Magazine, Full Walls, Empty Galleries, Tye Rabens
2008
• SPARK, Pop Culture, Maria V. Pina, Volume 3 Issue 1 
Phoenix New Times, Arty Girl: "Ain'ting" by Ryan Peter Miller at Eye Lounge
AZCentral.com, 1/2: First Fridays: Q&A with artist Ryan Peter Miller
• New Times, Modern art takes on mass culture in 2 new exhibits, Albert Ching, 06.12.08
• Craftzine.com, 04.07.2008

Publications

2019
• Bad@Sports Podcast Episodes 677, 682, 683, 691, 692, 694, 695, 696, 701
2018
• Bad@Sports Podcast Episodes 612-615, 619-621, 624, 625, , 627, 628, 631, 633, 637, 638,
• Bad@Sports Podcast Episodes 640-645, 647-651, 654, 655, 657, 662, 667, 668
Two Virtuous Sisters, Dana Bassett, Independent Publication
2017
• Bad@Sports Podcast Episodes 576, 578-582, 584-593. 595-598, 601, 603, 604, 606, 607, 609, 610
2016
Appetite For Destruction, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2008
• New American Paintings, Issue 40
• The International Economy, Fall Issue

Lectures, Panels & Conferences

2019     
• Presenter FATE Conference: Pyramids Theme, Columbus, OH
2018
• RAM Professional Development Series for Artists, The Branch, Racine, WI
• Chicago Art Book Fair 2018, Chicago, IL
2017
• Moderator FATE Conference: Should Paneling, Kansas City, MO
2016
• Visiting Artist, University of Central Missouri, MO
2015
• Panelist FATE Conference: Tectonic Shifts, Indianapolis, IN
2013
• Panelist FATE Conference: Injecting Momentum: Curricular Model Revision, Savannah, GA
2012
• Visiting Artist, Purdue University, IN
• Visiting Artist, Southern Oregon University, OR
• Visiting Artist, Emporia State University, KS
2011
• Think Tank 6, Athens, GA
• Pecha Kucha Night, Bragg’s Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ
• Open for Business Panel, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2008
• Cultural Identity in America Panel, ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe, AZ