Allison Miller

Born in Evanston, Illinois

Lives and works in Los Angeles


2001    MFA, Painting, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1996    BFA, Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

2018   Feed Dogs, Susan Inglett, New York, NY

2016   Screen Jaw Door Arch Prism Corner Bed, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

2015   Speeds, Susan Inglett, New York, NY

       Shark Tank, The Finley, Los Angeles, CA

2013    Susan Inglett, New York, NY

2012    Susan Inglett, New York, NY

2011    ACME., Los Angeles, CA

2007    ACME., Los Angeles, CA

2006    ACME., Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017    The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) presents Mulheim/Ruhr and

    the 1970s, curated by Alice Konitz, Kunstmuseum Mulheim an der

    Ruhr, Germany

        The Brightsiders, curated by Adam D. Miller, Verge Center for

    the Arts, Sacremento, CA


        Small-Scale Painting, COUNTY, Palm Beach, FL

2016    We Like Explosions, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

    Alice Könitz’ Display System #4, Eastern Star Gallery, The Archer School, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Plainly to Propound, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

    Made by Hand, curated by Heather Brown, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

Pictures of Everything, curated by Dion Johnson, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA


Abstraction (Sound and Vision), curated by Joey Kötting, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

“six memos for the next…”, curated by Tilo Schulz and Jorge van den Berg, Magazin 4 – Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

Painting in Place, curated by Shamim M. Momin, organized by LAND, Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Allison Miller : Stacy Fisher, Weekend, Los Angeles, CA

Ma Prochaine Vie, Courtesy Gallery, curated by Isabelle Le Normand, Los Angeles, CA


Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)

This Was Funny Yesterday, CCS Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Stone Gravy, curated by David Pagel, Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, New York, NY (cat.)

Hot Paint, Weekend, Los Angeles, CA


California Abstract Painting – 1952-2011, curated by James Hayward, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Teasers: Selected Works from the Pizzuti Collection by Women Artists, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

To Live and Paint in LA, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Plain Brown Wrapper, curated by Molly Larkey, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

Works of Paper, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

softcore HARD EDGE, curated by David Pagel and Marianne Elder,  the Art Gallery of Calgary, traveling to the East and Peggy         Phelps

Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Immanent Domain – Part One and Two, curated by Allen Tombello, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000 – 2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Artificial Paradises, curated by Sarah Jane Bruce, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA


Joe Bradley, Mario Correa, Allison Miller and Alex Olson, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Tony Feher, Allison Miller and Mitzi Pederson, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

Tables and Chairs, curated by Jedediah Caesar and Shana Lutker, DʼAmelio Terras, New York, NY

 A Modernist Vernacular, Espasso, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA


LA Now, curated by David Pagel, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV (cat.)

Weekend Warrior, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA

Circle Jerks, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA, initiated by Brett Cody Rogers and Max Lesser

2007    Something About Mary, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2006    25 Bold Moves, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, House of Campari, Venice, CA

2002    With Pleasure, Wickedness and Finesse, The Basement, Los Angeles, CA

2001    Calʼs Art, Sampling California Painting, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX

2000    The Big One, Welsh-Beck Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2015    Works on Paper & Monoprint Series, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

2013    Lithograph Edition & Monoprint Series, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM



2017    Frederick Hammersley Foundation Residency & Grant, Albuquerque,     NM

2015    Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency, Snowmass, CO

2014    Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute 

    (Including residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts)

2010    Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency, Snowmass, CO



2009    Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract Painting, by Bob Nickas, Phaidon Press



2017    Poindexter, Kathryn, “Allison Miller”, Artillery Magazine, January/February, pp. 53-54

        Pagel, David, “Familiar Sensation”, Gallery Magazine, China, January 2017, pp.22-31

2016    Gerwin, Daniel, “Clunky Beauty – Allison Miller at The Pit”, Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, December 16
Pagel, David, “What to see in LA galleries”, Los Angeles Times, December 2

Wagley, Catherine, “The Cool School”, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla), pp.12-16

Yau, John, “The Center Does Not Have To Hold: Allison Miller’s Recent Paintings”, Hyperallergic, January 24

Pagel, David, “Apartment stairwell turned into public art gallery..”, Los Angeles Times, January 2, pp. E1, E5

Wagley, Catherine, “Bernhardt Over Los Angeles”, Art Los Angeles Reader No. 2, pp. 6-7

Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, “Regarding Allison Miller’s new paintings and drawings..”, Speeds catalog, pp. 2-5

2015    Stevenson, Jonathan, “Miracle on 24th Street”, Two Coats of Paint, December 23

2013    Butler, Sharon, “Allison Miller’s Dirty Paintings and Clumsy Relationships”, Two Coats of Paint, September 22

Hoelscher, Jason, “Pattern and Deregulation: Beauty and Non-Order in Contemporary Painting”, ArtPulse, No. 17, Vol. 5, pp. 22-25

Yau, John, “What Doesn’t Add Up Adds Up to Allison Miller’s New Paintings”, Hyperallergic, September 29

2012    Mueller, Kurt, “Allison Miller”, Made in L.A. 2012 exhibition catalogue, p. 265, illus. pp. 279-282

Kalina, Richard, “The Four Corners of Painting”, The Brooklyn Rail, December 10

French, Christopher, “Stone Gravy”, ARTnews, October, p. 102

“50 Next Most Collectable Artists”, Art + Auction, June, pp. 98-113, illus. p.107

 Yau, John, “Ways to Proceed”, Hyperallergic, March 3

Pagel, David, “Allison Miller”, Stone Gravy exhibition catalogue, pp. 28-31

Harnish, Tracey, “10 Questions for Allison Miller”, The Huffington Post, April 2

Allen, Emma, “Uncanny Abstraction”, Modern Painters, February, p. 17

2011    Wood, Eve, “Allison Miller”, Flash Art, July – September, p. 108

      Wood, Eve, “Criticsʼ Picks”, Artillery, July/August, p. 26

      Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. “Allison Millerʼs Visceral Idiosyncrasy”, ArtSlant, May 9

      Pagel, David & Elder, Marianne, softcore HARD EDGE exhibition catalogue, illus. pp. 51-54

2009    Nickas, Bob, “Allison Miller”, Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, pp. 138-141

2008    Pagel, David, “Holding it Together, or Putting the Pieces Back into Place”, L.A. Now exhibition catalogue, pp. 48-50, illus. pp.     56-57

2007    Lupo, Nancy, “Allison Miller”, ArtSlant, October 20

    Khastoo, Leila, “Allison Miller”, artkrush, October 3

    Balaschak, Chris, “Allison Miller”, frieze, September 8

    Pagel, David, “Keeping her new works in line”, Los Angeles Times, September 28, p. E19

2006    Holte, Michael Ned, “Allison Miller”, Artforum, October, pp. 272-273

    Roth, Charlene, “Allison Miller at ACME.”, Artweek, October, pp. 16-17

    Pagel, David, “Painting a la sculpting, drafting”, Los Angeles Times, August 4, pp. E28-E29




2016    Visiting Artist, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

    Visiting Lecturer, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA

2015    Visiting Artist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

    Guest Lecturer, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

    Visiting Artist, University of California, Riverside, CA

    Visiting Artist, Miami University, Oxford, OH

    Visiting Artist, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA

2014    Guest Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

    Guest Lecturer, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

2013    Guest Lecturer, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

    Visiting Artist, University of California, Irvine, CA

    Guest Lecturer, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

    Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2012    Guest Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton, CA

    Visiting Artist, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

    Guest Lecturer, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

    Visiting Artist, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA

2011    Guest Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

    Guest Lecturer, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

    Panel/Guest Lecturer, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    Visiting Artist, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA

2010    Guest Lecturer, Pomona College, Pomona, CA

    Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco,         CA

    Guest Lecturer, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

    Visiting Artist, University of California, San Diego, CA

    Visiting Artist, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

    Visiting Artist, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA


    Guest Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA



    JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

    Vassar College

    Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
    The West Collection, Oaks, PA
    The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
    UBS Art Collection