Steve Miller

Born 1951
Hometown Buffalo, NY
Lives and Works Brooklyn, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Me, 1973
BA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 1973

Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY

Living and working between the Hamptons and New York since the 1970s, Steve Miller is best known for his paintings, which combine aspects of art, science, and technology. From realist painter to installation artist, to "genetic portraitist," to abstract painter, Miller's impulse has been the same: to wrestle with the fundamentals of life through visual media. He says of his own work: "When art and science intersect, it changes the context, beefs up the scale, and alters responses to imagery in unexpected ways. Images of the smallest of things become images you can get lost in. Scientists may not need or necessarily want that kind of scale or distraction. They're making science; they're looking for specific solutions. I'm making art and trying to communicate with a different audience, and scale is just one of the ways I try to do that."

Miller is an artist whose knowledge of visual culture and technology allows him to create works that are both densely intellectual and aesthetically beautiful. Trained by silkscreen printers who worked with Andy Warhol, and inspired by artists like Robert Rauschenberg who boldly mixed imagery in his work, Miller's photographs and paintings are uniquely wrought examinations of the systems that constitute our world.

Works Available for Purchase

Interview with the Artist

1. What would your last meal on earth be?
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe.
2. What's your favorite quote?
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."—Groucho Marx
3. Who was your first love?
4. What's your preferred mode of transportation?
Wind surfing.



Straight from the Studio: Steve Miller X-Rays


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