John Miller (born 1954) is an artist, writer, and musician based in New York and Berlin. He received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1977. He attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 1978 and received an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in 1979. Miller worked as a gallery attendant at Dia:Chelsea. He is currently Professor of Professional Practice in Art History at Barnard College
Miller has had several solo museum exhibitions, most recently in 2016 a mid career survey “I Stand, I Fall” at the Institute of Contemporary Art / ICA, Miami curated by Alex Gartenfeld. The exhibition “brings together some 75 works that trace Miller’s use of the figure throughout his career in order to incisively comment on the status of art and life in American culture.” Other solo museum exhibitions include one at the Museum Ludwig Cologne (2011) in conjunction with his being awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, a mid career retrospective at the Kunsthalle Zürich (2009), the Kunstverein in Hamburg (1999), Le Magasin in Grenoble (1999), and MoMA PS1 in New York (1998). His work was included in the Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon in 2005 and in the 2010 Gwangju Bienniale, 10,000 Lives.
In 2014, his artwork was included in the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition, “The Human Factor: the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture.”