Michael James Miller
Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing
Office: VPA 64
Phone: (217) 206-7469
M.F.A. in Painting, University of Michigan
B.F.A. in Painting, Texas Christian University
Mike Miller’s paintings, installations, and prints investigate the continuing relationship between art and technology. Miller uses 21st century technologies including 3-D printing, CNC modeling, and genetic sequencing to question notions of utopia, progress, and the infallibility of science in contemporary culture. Miller filters new media objects and experiences through traditional art processes like etching, oil painting, and drawing, in an attempt to produce distance and the opportunity for personal reflection on the operations and products of the digital revolution.
Mike Miller was born in Indiana and lived his young adult life in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his M.F.A from The University of Michigan, and B.F.A. from Texas Christian University. Recent exhibitions include the Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL, Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland, and The White Stag Block Building, Portland, OR. He is a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of numerous residencies and grants. Miller is currently an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at The University of Illinois, Springfield. He teaches courses in Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and aspects of Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping technologies.