John Miller Installation View; 1990

John Miller Installation View; 1990

Left: My Body Stunk But I Kept My Funk, 1989 Acrylic-paint, modelling clay on canvas, mirror, ø 127 cm x 2 cm; Right: My Friend; 1989, dummy, coloured clothes, acrylic-paint, 183 x 51 x 20 cm

John Miller, My Body Stunk But I Kept My Funk, 1989

Acrylic-paint, modelling clay on canvas, mirror, ø 127 cm x 2 cm

John Miller Installation View; 1990

Left: World Without End; 1989 Papier-mâché, plaster, plastic figures, acrylic-paint, ø 91 cm; Right: Untitled (in 7 parts); 1988, wood, papier-mâché, modelling clay, plaster, acrylic-paint, 9 x 61 x 122 cm (each)

John Miller Untitled; 1989

Modelling-paste, plastic-figures, acrylic paint on canvas, 162 x 122 cm (each)

John Miller Untitled; 1989

Mirror, acrylic-paint, 160 x 122 cm (each)

John Miller Property Values II (8 pieces); 1989

Papier-mâché, plaster, foam-material, plastic-modells, acrylic-paint, 122 x 15 x 15 cm each

John Miller, Property Values, 1989


John Miller, Property Values II, 1989


John Miller; 1990

John Miller Untitled (5 drawings); 1988/89

Graphite on paper, framed, small sizes

Coming soon


born in Cleveland, Ohio

lives and works in New York and Berlin

solo exhibitions (selected)


Subjective Monuments, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Genf

John Miller, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe


New Realities, Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles

The Petrified Forest, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

Suburban Past Time, Metro Pictures, New York


Wolfgang Hahn Preis KÖLN, Museum Ludwig, Köln


A Holiday in Other People’s Misery, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

The Totality of Everything That Actually Exists, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Dan Graham, John Miller, Christine Mayer, Munich

The Grotesque (with Richard Hoeck), Galerie Johann Widauer, Innsbruck


Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

The Natural Order, Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles


Is that all there is?, Sutton Lane, Paris

Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

John Miller/Jutta Koether: Music Performance, NBK, Berlin


The Office Party and the Communist Party, Schürmann, Berlin

Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris


Something for Everyone (with Richard Hoeck), Jeffrey Charles / Henry Peacock, London

Metro Pictures Gallery, New York


Something for Everyone (with Richard Hoeck), Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna; Galerie Hans Widauer, Innsbruck; cable tv broadcast (CAC TV), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Plakat (poster project with Richard Hoeck), Kunstraum Innsbruck

The Middle of the Day, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Praz-Delavallade, Paris


Total Transparency, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Everything Is Painted Brown, Metro Pictures Galelry, New York

Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London


Ich (36/175/74), Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

A Mutually Beneficial Encounter, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Everything Is You, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris


Screen Memories, Einstein Forum, Potsdam


Deliveries in Rear, Kunst., Tiroler Sparkasse, Innsbruck

Double Date, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin


Consolation Prize (mit Mike Kelley), The Belkin Gallery; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Parallel Economies, Le Magasin, Centre National d´Art Contemporain de Grenoble

Pillars of Salt, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

The Lugubrious Game, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

Opposite Day, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Parallel Economies, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany


For the Good Times, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Low Noon (mit Richard Hoeck), Galerie & Edition Artelier, Graz

White Studies (mit Richard Hoeck) Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Alive with Pleasure (digital projections), Candy Factory, Yokohama, Japan

John Miller: Paintings and Sculptures, P.S. I, Long Island City, New York


Hommage an Karl May, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

A Trail of Ambigious Picture Postcards, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery


The Middle of the Day, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

The Middle of the Day, Kunstbüro im Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe

Field Manual for a Tautologie, Galerie Thomas Riegger, Karlsruhe


The Middle of the Day, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Galerie Rizzo, Paris


Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles


The Long March, the Narrow Road, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Art & Public, Genf


Rock Sucks/Disko Sucks, daadgalerie, Berlin, CFA, Berlin


Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne

…but the flesh is weak, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York


Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne


American Fine Arts, New York


White Columns, New York

Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

group exhibitions (selected)


Flying, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

KEINE ZEIT, Erschöpftes Selbst/Entgrenztes Können , Österreichische Galerie Belverdere, 21er Haus, Vienna

Standard Operating Procedure, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Shake and Bake, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris


Case Histories, Alex Zachary, New York

After Images, The Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels

Über die Metapher des Wachstums, Kunstverein Frankfurt

Freundschaft, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, D

We Regret to Inform You There Is Currently No Space for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York

Kitakyushu Biennial, Kitakyushu, Japan

Carte Blanche – All of the Above, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

process time, Meyer Riegger, Berlin


Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain; LiFE, Saint-Nazaire, France; Museion, Bolzano, Italy; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Middle Man, Three’s Company, New York; Galerie Max Hans Daniels, Berlin

Nachleben, Goethe Institut, New York

Filmschönheit, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Larger Than Life, Stranger Than Fiction, 11th Triennale Kleinplastik Fellback, Stadt Fellback Kulturamt, Germany

Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon

Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, Bridgehampton, New York

Gwanju Bienniale, Gwanju, Korea

Manifest-O, Concrete Utopia, Brooklyn, New York

bigminis, Le CAPC musée d´art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Tutti Frutti Summer Love, Hard Hat, Geneva


Nimporte quoi, Musee d’art Contemporain, Lyon

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York

no comedy – no tragedy, no encore – no applause, Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York

Cave Painting, PSM Gallery, Berlin; Gresham’s Ghost, New York

Collection of…, White Columns, New York

The Audio Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Frankenstein, Forde Espace dart contemporain, Geneva

Top 10 Allegories, Fancesca Pia Gallery, Zurich

Infinitesimal Eternity: Images Made in the Face of Spectacle, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut

Amerikana, Realismus Studio der Neuen Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany

ZEIGEN. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

Interim in Three Rounds: Round Two, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


Bad Planet, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Sculpture Trail, Grieder Contemporary, Küsnacht, Switzerland

Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix, LiFE, Lieu international des Formes Emergentes International Space for Emerging Arts, Saint-Nazaire France

Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy

Tales of the Grotesque, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland

Aurum, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

Regroup Show, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Shot Spot, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Power Structure, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York

Too Hot Not to Be Naked, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin

The Skat Players, Vilma Gold, London

Paul Thek. Werkschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst, Sammlung Falckenberg, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa


Zwischen zwei toden / between two deaths, ZKM Karlsruhe (with Jan Mancuska)


THE BONG SHOW or This Is Not a Pipe, Leslie Tonkonow, New York

The Gold Standard, PS1 MoMA, New York


Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California

Periferic, Romania Biennial, Romania

Vincule a. Politicas de la Afectividad, Estiticas del Biopoder, Medialab Madrid

ALLE-GORY, Mandarin, Los Angeles


Das neue Europa. Kultur des Vermischens und Politik der Repräsentation, Generali Foundation, Vienna

L`oeuvre en programme, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux

AUTOmobilise, Musee d`art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

Screening – Something for Everyone, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Kunst in Schokolade, Museum Ludwig, Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum, Cologne

Living and Working in Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Roy Arden, Michael Krebber, John Miller, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Orchard Gallery New York

Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Private View, 1980-2000: Collection Pierre Huber, Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts des Lausanne, Laussanne

When Humour Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

After All That Can Be Said, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin

Experience de la duree, Biennale d`Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon

Alle-gory, Mandarin, Los Angeles, California

Talk to the Land, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Superstars, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration, Pace University Galleries, New York

Minimalist Kitsch & Visionäre Sammlung, Vol. 1, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich


Global Consulting, New York

The Middle of the Day, MAMCO, Geneva

Body Display: Performative Installation, Secession, Vienna

Before the End, Le Consortium, Dijon

Mike Kelley: the Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Scream, IASPIS, Stockholm

Made in Berlin, Art Forum, Berlin

Writing, Images, Ideas: Walter Benjamin and the Art of Present Day, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

Something for Everyone, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

Channel 0, CATV Project, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi

Untitled painting show, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Last One on is a Soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York


there is no land but the land(up there’s just a sea of possibilities), Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

Faking Real, Leroy Nieman Gallery, Columbia University, New York

Drawings, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Perfect Models, Galerie Remont, Belgrade, Serbia

Artists’ Gifts, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Candy Factory Projects: Boogie-Woogie Wonderland, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi,Japan

They like them so long as they’re on a stage, (performance with Richard Hoeck), Transmitter Musikfestival,Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria

Sandwiched, Public Art Fund and the Wrong Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

3-2-1, Gallery M, New York

Jessica Stockholder: Table Top Sculpture, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York

Art Focus 4, Jerusalem Museum, Jerusalem, Israel


From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

The Empire Strikes Back, ATM Gallery, New York

Schuermann Sammlung, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany


Homes for the Soul: Micro-architecture in Medieval and Contemporary Art, The Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, England

Tele(visions): Kunst Sieht Fern, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Superman in Bed, Das Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; travelled to Nederlands Foto Institut, Rotterdam,Holland

Ziviler Ungehorsam: Sammlung Falckenberg, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

Drawings, Galerie Biedermann, Munich

John Miller, Fred Wilson, Pae White, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York


Playtimes, Magasin-L´ecole, Centre National d´Art Contemporain de Grenoble

Wir leben zwischen Wänden, Kunstamt Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin

Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Bad Bad: That´s a Good Excuse, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

Transmute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Art in the Age of the Consumer: Works from the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Le Capital, (Inscriptions, Tabeaux, Diagrammes & Bureau d´Etudes), Contemporary Art, CenterSète

Stadtluft. Der urbane Raum als Medium von Macht, Kunstverein, Hamburg

No Place To Hang Your Hat (mit Richard Hoeck), Kunstraum Johan Widauer, Innsbruck

Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle Berlin

The Promise of Photography: Selection from the DG Bank Collection, P.S 1, New York

Get Together: Art as Teamwork, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna


Das Jahrhundert der künstlerischen Freiheit. 100 Jahre Secession, Secession, Vienna

Tell me a Story: Narration in Contemporary Paintings and Photography, Le Magasin, Centre National d´Art Contemporain de Grenoble

Raum Aktueller Kunst Martin Janda, Vienna

Figurative Sculptures, Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles

Fast Forward: Trademarks, Kunstverein in Hamburg

Kunst ohne Unikat (mit Richard Hoeck), Steirischer Herbst, Neue Galerie Graz; Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon

Painting, Now and Forever, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

Entropie zu Hause, Suermont Ludwig Museum, Aachen

Songs from a Room, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe


Laying Low, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo

Artists and Photographs, (Bruce Naumann, Ed Ruscha, John Miller, Xavier Veilhan), Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe

Display, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Kopenhagen

Jeopardy, Richard Artschwager, John Miller, Forde, Genf


Radikale Bilder, 2. Österreichische Triennale zur Photographie, Neue Galerie Graz

Artists and Photographs, (Bruce Naumann, Ed Ruscha, John Miller, Xavier Veilhan),Cabinet des estampes, Genf

L´Art du Plastique, Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris

Art at the End of the 20th Century, Musée d´Art Conemporani, Barcelona


Altered States, American Art in the 90s, Forum for Contemporary Art, St.Louis

Malerei in den 90er Jahren, Neue Galerie, Graz


Mapping, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Suture, Phantasmen der Vollkommenheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria

Das Jahrhunder des Mulitple, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg


The Abject: Repulsion and Desire in American Art, Whitney Museum,New York

Nachtschattengewächs, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

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Balberro, Alexander (ed.), The Ruin of Exchange And Other Writings on Art, JRP-Ringier, Zurich and Les presses du réel, Dijon 2013.


XXX Macarena: Performance, Kunsthalle Zürich, 28. August 2009 (Jutta Koether, John Miller and Tony Conrad), 12″ vinyl record, 41:54 min., From the Nursery/Primary Information, New York 2010.


Selling Short: XXX Macarena (Jutta Koether and John Miller), Import series audio CD, MFC-Michèle Didier and Les Presses du Réel, Dijon 2009.

Shooting Log, MFC-Michèle Didier, Brussels 2009.


Between Artists: Maria Eichhorn/John Miller, New York: A.R.T. Press, New York 2008.


“493 KB,” Next Level: if…, No. 7 (Edition 1, Vol. 4), Bluesmodernist Ltd., London, 2005: pp. 112-115. (ill.)

Something for Everyone (DVD with Richard Hoeck), Hoeck-Miller-Riff Productions, Vienna 2005.


I’ve been listening to depressing music lately. Maybe because I’m depressed., Geneva: Cabinet des Estampes and Köln: Walther König Verlag, Cologne 2004.


Gibt´s mich wirklich, Vier Räume aus der Sammlung Schürmann, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen, nach der gleichnamigen Ausstellung, Düsseldorf 2003.

Performative installation, Köln 2003.

Fatalism and Fun, Support Agentur, Berlin 2003.

Traces of Corporeality in the Ramble, (with Robert Nickas), Into the Abyss (Spring 2003), Powerhouse Books, New York pp. 20-25; republished in Bob Nickas, Theft Is Vision, JRP-Ringier & Les Presses du Réel, Zurich and Dijon, 2008, pp. 42-52.


John Miller. Trisha Donnelly, in: Artforum 2002.


John Miller. When down is up, ausgewählte Schriften 1987-1999, Revolver-Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt am Main 2001.


Wake-Up Time (with Takuji Kogo), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen 2000.

…it looked comical: each house had a chimney rising into the sky, but nothing next to it, Cabinet des estampes, Geneva 2000.

The Price Club: Selected Writings, 1977-1996, JRP Editions, Geneva and Les presses du réel, Dijon 2000.

The Middle of the Day, Volume II, Köln 2000.

All you can eat, nach der gleichnamigen Ausstellung, Leipzig 2000.

Consolation Prize. Mike Kelly & John Miller, zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung, Columbia 2000.


John Miller. A trail of ambiguous picture postcards, Tokyo 1997.

Barbara Hess: Ein amerikanisches Trauerspiel, in Texte zur Kunst, Dez.99, S.224- 226.

John Miller. Economies/ Parallel Economies, nach der gleichnamigen Ausstellung, New York 1999.


A Trail of Ambiguous Picture Postcards, Korinsha Press, Kyoto and the Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu 1997.


John Miller: Das Rebellischste, was wir je gemacht haben, war abends rumzulaufen und die Kühlerverzierungen von Luxuslimousinen abzureisen, in : Kunst- Bulletin, Mai 1996.

It was a beautiful day, in the seventies. I watched people on pogo sticks in the park, Cabinet des estampes, Geneva and Kunstbüro, Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe 1996.


“Art as Discourse,” Sprechen ¸ber Kunst, Oktagon Verlag, Stuttgart, compiled by Bernd G. Milla.


John Miller, Christina Frey, Photographien aus der Sammlung Allan Porter, Kunsthalle Pallazo, Basel 1994.

John Miller: Die Ware als Thema in der Country Music, in: Schattenlinien, Nr.8+9, 1994.

Mike Kelley und John Miller: too young to be happy – too old to be a punk, in: Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Berlin 1994.


Rock sucks, disco sucks, nach der gleichnamigen Ausstellung, Berlin 1992.


Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1991, S.171-174.


The True Voice, Benjamin Weissman (ed.), Storytellers, vol. 1, Foundation for Art Resources (F.A.R.), Los Angeles 1986; excerpted in Ferro Botanica, no. 4, Steel Garden Press, Hoboken 1984, p. 59-70.


Cave Canem, Dan Walworth and John Miller (eds.), Cave Canem Books, New York 1982.

Contamination, Cave Canem Books, New York 1982; excerpted in Details, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble 1981, self-published novella.

Real Life Magazine, New York, Spring-Summer 1982, p. 22-24 and Barney, Fred & Barney Press, no. 3, Los Angeles 1983, pp. 28-30.


Mixup, 45 rpm vinyl disc (face 1: Mixup, face 2: Hi Sheriffs of Blue), Tweet Records, New York 1981; excerpt face 1: Mixup included in Tellus, no. 7., audiocassette.


Cinematic Moments, New York: self-published.