Assistant Professor
nlm007@ucsd.edu

Biography

Nicole Miller was born in 1982 in Tucson Arizona, moving to Los Angeles in 2001 to attend Calarts and then continuing with a graduate degree from USC Roski School of the Arts. Central to Miller’s approach are notions of subjectivity and self-representation, especially in relation to the African American male body. Through acts of re-editing or mapping Miller locates in her subjects “a potential solace, perhaps to reach an understanding, hence, agency.” The artist considers that it is “the passage of time that allows for a new edit or understanding of the potential of an image”; thus the importance of appropriation and storytelling in her work. In Miller’s hands, film transforms into a powerful storytelling tool wielded for the possible reconstitution of lost histories and identities. Nicole has had solo exhibitions at Ballroom Marfa, Centre D’art Contemporain Geneva, The Highline NYC and Kunst Werke in Berlin. She has also shown at LAXART in Los Angeles and featured in major museum exhibitions such as The Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA”, “Fore” at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the “Dallas Biennale” at The Dallas Contemporary and the recent reopening exhibition of SFMOMA. Her work is included in many museum collections including those of LACMA, The Hammer Museum and SFMOMA.

Artwork Images

Nicole Miller