ALLISON MILLER 2013 Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
At one point I may have thought that there was only one optimal solution to each painting; one final, correct stopping point for every painting, not just my own. I don't think that anymore. I am becoming more and more comfortable with the idea that, at least for my paintings, there are any number of directions that each one could go, at any point in the process of being made, and that each of these directions would lead to a different painting. There is no telling whether or not these other possibilities would be more or less successful than the painting that is actually made. I find that exciting. I'm constantly reminding myself that I can't fight every battle in every painting and that each one can, and hopefully will, function or perform in a different and specific way. There are countless paintings to be made in the future, and that takes some of the heat off the idea of making a "perfect" painting in the present - or even that there is such a thing. Having said that, I do think there is such a thing as a perfect painting for a specific moment, almost like a craving that you may not know you have until it is satisfied by a certain image you are lucky enough to remember or see at the right time.
ALLISON MILLER, Installation View, 2013. Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
ALLISON MILLER, Wave, 2013. Oil and acrylic/canvas, 36 x 36 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Repeater, 2013. Oil and acrylic/canvas, 66 x 60 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Untitled, 2013. Oil, acrylic, dirt and pencil/canvas, 66 x 60 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Mine, 2013. Oil, acrylic and dirt/canvas, 28 x 30 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Lock, 2013. Oil/canvas, 30 x 30 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Air, 2013. Oil, acrylic, modeling paste and pencil/ canvas, 48 x 48 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Lean, 2013. Oil, acrylic and dirt/canvas, 60 x 48 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Magnet, 2013. Oil, acrylic and dirt/canvas, 30 x 26 in.
ALLISON MILLER, Tropic, 2013. Oil, acrylic and pencil/canvas, 60 x 48 in.
ALLISON MILLER Born 1974 in Evanston, IL. Educated Rhode Island School of Design, BFA 1996 University of California, Los Angeles, MFA 2001 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 2012 2011 2007 2006
Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. ACME., Los Angeles. ACME., Los Angeles. "Paintings", ACME., Los Angeles.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013
"six memos for the next...", curated by Tilo Schulz and Jorge van den Berg, Magazin 4 - BregenzerKunstverein, Bregenz, Austria. "Painting in Place", curated by Shamim M. Momin, organized by LAND, Farmer's and Merchant's Bank, Los Angeles,CA. "Ma Prochaine Vie", Courtesy Gallery, curated by Isabelle Le Normand, Los Angeles, CA. "Made in L.A. 2012", Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. "This Was Funny Yesterday", CCS Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. "Stone Gravy", curated by David Pagel, Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, NYC. "Hot Paint", Weekend, Los Angeles, CA. "California Abstract Painting- 1952-2011", curated by James Hayward, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA. "Plain Brown Wrapper", curated by Molly Larkey, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA. "Works of Paper", ACME., Los Angeles, CA. "softcore HARD EDGE", curated by David Pagel and Marianne Elder, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, C Canada, traveling to the East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. "Immanent Domain - Part One", curated by Allen Tombello, West Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles, CA. "Immanent Domain - Part Two", curated by Allen Tombello, Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. "Allison Wonderland", Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA. "New Art For A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. "Artificial Paradises", curated by Sarah Jane Bruce, ACME., Los Angeles, CA. "Meet Me Inside", Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. "Joe Bradley, Mario Correa, Allison Miller and Alex Olson", Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. "Tables and Chairs", curated by Jedediah Caesar and Shana Lutker, D'Amelio Terras, NYC. "Joe Bradley, Mario Correa, Allison Miller and Alex Olson", Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. "Tony Feher, Allison Miller, and Mitzi Pederson", ACME., Los Angeles, CA. "Espasso", Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 2006 2002 2001
"LA Now", curated by David Pagel, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV. "Weekend Warrior", Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA. "Circle Jerks", initiated by Brett Cody Rogers and Max Lesser, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA. "Something About Mary", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. "25 Bold Moves", curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, House of Campari, Venice, CA. "With Pleasure, Wickedness and Finesse", The Basement, Los Angeles, CA. "Cal's Art, Sampling California Painting", University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX. "MFA Thesis Exhibition", New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. "The Big One", Welsh-Beck Gallery,Los Angeles, CA. "Two", Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, RI.
BIBLIOGRAPHY French, Christopher, "Stone Gravy", ARTNEWS, October 2012, p. 102. Mueller, Kurt, "Made in L.A. 2012", exhibition catalog published by HAMMER MUSEUM, LA><ART, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Summer 2012. p. 265, illus. pp. 279-282. Knight, Christopher, "Art Review: The Hammer biennial 'Made in L.A. 2012' succeeds", LOS ANGELES TIMES, 8 June 2012. Editors, "50 Next Most Collectible Artists", ART+AUCTION, June 2012. p. 107. Pagel, David, "Allison Miller", Stone Gravy Catalog, p. 28-31. Harnish, Tracey, "10 Questions for Allison Miller", HUFFINGTON POST, sec. Huffpost Arts, 2 April 2012. Yau, John, "Ways to Proceed", HYPERALLERGIC, 3 March 2012. Allen, Emma, "Uncanny Abstraction: Allison Miller's many layers", MODERN PAINTERS, February 2012, p. 17. Wood, Eve, "Allison Miller", FLASH ART, July-September 2011, p. 108. Wood, Eve, "Critics Picks," ARTILLERY, July/August, 2011. Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, "Allison Miller's Visceral Idiosyncrasy", ARTSLANT, 9 May 2011. Lupo, Nancy, "Allison Miller", ARTSLANT, October 20, 2007. Khastoo, Leila, "Allison Miller", ARTKRUSH, October 3, 2007. Balaschak, Chris, "Allison Miller", FRIEZE, September 8, 2007. Pagel, David, "Keeping Her New Works in Line", LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 28, 2007, p. E19. Roth, Charlene, "Allison Miller at ACME." ARTWEEK, October 2006, pp. 16-17. Holte, Michael Ned, "Allison Miller", ARTFORUM, October 2006, pp. 272-273. Pagel, David, "Painting a la sculpting, drafting", LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 4, 2006, pp. E28- E29. PUBLICATIONS Nickas, Bob, "Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting", New York: Phaidon Press, 2009. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, OH The West Collection, Oaks, PA
All Images Courtesy: The Artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. Photo Credits: Robert Wedemeyer Installation View: Jason Mandella