KATHRYN A. MILLER

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 


KATHRYN MILLER

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2005

 

Desert Photography: The Other Side of Paradise, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.  Photography and tumbleweeds.

 

2004

 

Arroyo Pescadero Interpretive Arena, a rammed earth amphitheater that seats 50 people with an exterior berm landscaped with plants native to the Whittier Hills.  The designed outdoor classroom and surrounding plantings establish a port of entry to the wilderness area. The Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority oversees wilderness park.  The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service and done in collaboration with artist Andreas Hessing.

 

2003

 

Mostra Asfalto, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy.  Photography, artists' books and mixed media.

 

Ecoart=radical approaches to restoring the earth, Ecoartspace, Beacon, N.Y.  Photographs and artists' books.

 

Creative Interventions, Ecological Design Center, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Photography, artists' books and mixed media.

 

Art and Community Landscapes/Area 52, water clean-up project for the Arroyo Seco, Sycamore Grove Park, Los Angeles.  Constructed wetlands to remove pollutants and clean up water quality.  Steel dams, limestone and plants.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and in partnership with the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Association.

 

2002

 

Ecovention, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Mixed media and photography.

 

The Function of Art / The Art of Function, Kellogg Gallery, California State Polytechnic, Pomona, California.  Mixed media.

 

Snapshots, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Richfield, Conn. Photography.

 

2001

 

Water Works, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.  Mixed media and       photography.

 

Post-Landscape: Between Nature and Culture, Pomona College Museum of Art,

Claremont, California.  Mixed media and artist book.

 

Cross Pollination, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles Arboretum, California.  Travelling exhibition. Mixed media.

 

 

2001 (cont.)

Filtration/Separation Anxiety, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California.  Installation and

photography.

 

2000

Snapshots, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. Photography.

1998

 

BROADCAST, curated by Kim Abeles, Fresno City College, California.  Mixed media and photography.

 

1997

 

The Grasslands: An Urban Wasteland Transformed, official launch and public reception for the Melbourne International Festival of Art.  A site specific native grass revegetation project which I began working on in May - June of 1995 under the Westgate Freeway, Melbourne, Australia.

 

The Russian Thistle Crisis, Claremont Graduate School of Art, Claremont, California. 

Installation and photography.  Photography and mixed media.

 

25 Pieces of Art, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Sculpture and photography.

 

1st Annual Plastic Fantastic Exhibition (Diana & Holga cameras only), E3 Gallery,

New York, NY.  Photography.

 

The Garden Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon.  Installation.

 

Blow Up, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, California.  Photography.

 

BROADCAST, curated by Kim Abeles, Clarion College, Pennsylvania.  Mixed media and photography.

 

 

1996

Gallery 1825  Open, group exhibition, Gallery 1825, Los Angeles, California.

 

House of Art, A Group Exhibition, Southwest corner of 11th and Dartmouth Streets, Claremont, California.  Architectural alterations and installations.

 

1996 (cont.)

 

The Cup and the Teapot: The Extraordinary Diversity of a Simple Form, Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, California. Photography.

 

8th Annual Fringe of the Fringe Art Auction Fundraiser Benefit 1996, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California. Photography.

1995

 

Grasslands: A site-specific art installation and native grass re-vegetation project under the Westgate Freeway, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Under the Freeway: An Exhibition, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.  Installation.

 

Secrets of the Garden, Gildea Resource Center, Community Environmental Council     (CEC),

Santa Barbara, California.  Mixed media.

 

Lawns in the Desert , "Social Engagements: Observations and Personal Narratives",

Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California. mixed media and photography.

 

Los Angeles Artists, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Mixed media and photography.

 

BROADCAST, curated by Kim Abeles, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.  Mixed media and photography.

 

1994

 

Quirks of Nature, San Bernardino Valley College Gallery, San Bernardino, California.

Mixed media.

 

Faculty Art Exhibition, Salathé Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

Mixed media and photography.

 

1993

Les Environs, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, N.Y.  Mixed media installation.

 

Pomona College Invitational Exhibition, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, California.  Mixed media.

 

How Long Can A Good Thing Last?  Santa Monica Museum of Art, Community Focus

Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Sculpture/ mixed media.

 

The Coastal Project 1988-1993 A Retrospective, College of Creative Studies Gallery,

University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

Dennison Library Artists' Book Show, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

 

Fringe of the Fringe "Faculty of the Claremont Colleges", DA Gallery, Pomona, California.

Mixed media and photography.

 

How Long Can A Good Thing Last?  Santa Barbara Arts Commission, Channing Peak Gallery,  Santa Barbara, California.  Mixed media and photography. 

 

1992

 

Faculty Exhibition: College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  Living sculptures.

 

Women's Center Exhibition, Women's Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  Photography.

 

The Subdivision, Isla Vista, California.  Site specific public installation and park revegetation project.

 

Master of Fine Arts Exhibition,  University Art Museum, University of California,

Santa Barbara, California.  Mixed media installation.

 

6th Annual Coastal Project,  Santa Barbara, California. Performance.

 

Oak Ridge Valley Homes - Deconstructing a Development Site. University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  Installation with public participation, public space.

 

1991

 

Landscape Replaced,  Gallery 1434, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  Mixed Media Installation.

 

First Year Master of Fine Arts Show, University Center Gallery,  University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  Mixed Media.

 

Prism of the Spirit, Gallery 1434.  University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  Ceramics and mixed media.

 

1990

New Leaf Gallery, Richmond, California.  Outdoor ceramic and cast fiberglass resin chairs. 

 

1989

Anticipating Civilization,  Mud Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

Mixed media installation.

 

1988

Pacific Prints, 1988.  4th Biennial Print Competition.  Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, California.  Monoprint.

 

Fate of Animals, Worth Rider Gallery, University of California, Berkeley.  Mixed Media.

 

Traveling Exhibition, Oregon State University and Southern Oregon State University.  Serigraph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

2005

 

Intersections of Art and Science, lecture series, Pomona College, Claremont, California. 9/13/05.

 

2004

 

Nature vs. Pavement  for the gardenLAb experiment,  Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.  Lecture and performance. 9/18/04

 

Ecoartspace panel discussion, gardenLAb, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.  10/16/04.

 

2003

 

Art, Ecology and Restoration presented at the Annual National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program Annual Training, Santa Catalina Island, California.

 

Viewing Nature: Art, Ecology and Restoration- Lecture

Viewing Nature: Framing the Landscape - Workshop

Your Town/ Designing Its Future

The Kings River Region: Navigating the Currents of Change Symposium

Reedley, California

 

Making the Invisible Visible: The Art of Environmental Restoration

Association of Environmental Professionals conference, Land, Laws and Spirit: Practical Tools for Environmental Planning, Monterey, California, March 30-April 1, 2003.

 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Introduced Rivers and Tides, a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer about artist Andy Goldsworthy.

 

2002

 

Creative Arts and the Environment

Symposium on Environmental Affairs

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

 

2001

 

Ecology and Art: Ways of Seeing

A panel in conjunction with the exhibition: “Post Landscape: Between Nature and Culture”

Pomona College, Claremont, California

 

1999

Respecting Ecology: Field Notes on Integrating Art and Science

Panelist for Off the Mainstream, Into the Mainstream, CAA- College Art Association National Conference, Los Angeles.

 

The ART of Restoration, panelist, Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, California.

 

 

1997

Grasslands :  An Urban Wasteland Transformed, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  Forum chaired by Jane Shepherd, Professor of Landscape Architecture, RMIT.  October 22, 1997, Melbourne, Australia.

 

The Russian Thistle Crisis and Other Works, Claremont Graduate School of Art, Claremont, California.

 

Art and Science Symposium, College of Creative Studies, University of California,

Santa Barbara, California.

 

1996

 

Working Down Under (the freeway) in Melbourne, Australia.  Marching and Chowder Society, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

1995

Grasslands: An Environmental Art Project, Urban Art Forum, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Social Engagements:  Observations and Personal Narratives:Conversations with the Artists, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

 

1994

 

Crossing Over: How Can Art Interface with Environmental Studies?  Lecture presented to the Environmental Studies Department, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

Where Does The Artist Fit In? Lecture for the Sociology of Art class, Sociology Department, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

Art and Environment.  Lecture for the Visual Ecology class, Environmental Studies Department, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

1993

 

Non-sanctioned Acts and Guerrilla Art, Artists' Lecture Series, College of Creative Studies,  University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

 

The Evolution of A Seed Bomb, Artists' Lecture Series, Pomona College, Claremont, California.

 

Art in Alternative Spaces, Santa Monica Museum of Art lecture series, Santa Monica,

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS BOOKS

 

Seduction and Discord in the Frozen Dinner by Kathryn Miller 2005

Edition of 7

 

Nature Vs Pavement by Kathryn Miller 2003

Edition of 3

 

Seed Bombs: A Short History by Kathryn Miller 2002

(Collection of Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio)

 

Lawns in the Desert by Kathryn Miller and Michael Honer, 2001.

(Collection of the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Edition of 10

 

FOR SALE: Along Route 66   by Kathryn Miller, 2001

Edition of 10

 

The Russian Thistle Crisis by Michael Honer and Kathryn Miller, 1997

Edition of 500

 

Under the Freeway/Grasslands: An Environmental Art Project by Michael Cathcart and Kathryn Miller, 1995. 

Edition of 250

 

A Short History of Turkey Dogs by Kathryn Miller, 1993

Edition of 5

 

Articulating the Void / Los Angeles: The Urban Tank by Kathryn Miller, 1992

Edition of 1

 

Seed Bombs and Subdivisions by Kathryn Miller, 1992

Edition of 9

 

Field Notes from "The Subdivision Project" by Kathryn Miller, 1992

Edition of 8

 

A Hard Book by Maria Mandamour Asfaltada (artist's alias) 1991

(Collection of Museum of Modern Art, NY)

Edition of 26

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2005

Marilyn Cooper and Katherine Plake Hough, Contemporary Desert Photography: The Other Side of Paradise.  Palm Springs Art Museum exhibition catalog.

 

Steven Biller, Eyes on the Desert, Palm Springs Life, December 2005 pp.24-28

 

Helen Lessick, Public Art in California, Public Art Review, Winter 2005.

 

2004

Kathryn Miller, The Seed Bomb Project, Ecological Restoration, University of Wisconsin Press, Issue 22, Number 1, 2004.

 

2003

Asfalto: Il Carattere Della Citta:  A cura di Mirko Zardini, Exhibition Catalog for La Triennale di Milano by Mondadori Electra S.P.A, Milano, Italy

 

Becky Ohlsen, Dirt-Birds and the Russian Thistle Crisis, Art and The Environment, The Bear Deluxe Art Issue # 20, p. 44-46, Fall 2003, Orlo Publisher, Portland, Oregon.

 

2002

Ecovention,: Current Art to Transform Ecology, exhibition catalog, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, RAM publications.

 

Sarah Boxer, Photography Review | 'Snapshots' , The New York Times, Arts Section, 

March 8, 2002.

 

Steve Payne, From Little Things…Seed Balls - Seeds Encased in A soil-Clay-Water Mixture May Prove Valuable in Bush Regeneration Work, The Organic Gardener: Gardening Australia, Australian Broadcasting Company, Winter 2002, pp.65-67.

 

Devorah Knaff, Notaby Different Shows Convey Spirit of Freedom, The Press-Enterprise,

March 14, 2002, p. D 14.

 

Jay Leno Show, March 7, 2002.  Actress Rene Russo takes one of my seed bombs on the show and talks about the need to restore native plants back to the California landscape.

 

Rick Polito, A Museum for All the Earth/Exhibitions of Ecological Art from Around the World appear on Web Site www.greenmuseum.org, Marin Independent Journal, February 11, 2002, p. E1.

 

2001

Rebecca McGrew and Colette Dartnall, POST-LANDSCAPE: between NATURE and CULTURE, exhibition catalog, Pomona College Museum of Art. 

 

Alicia Miller, The Growing Impact of Ecological Art, ARTWEEK, April 2001, Vol. 34 #4.

 

 

 

 

K. Miller

p.10 Bibliography

 

2001 cont.

 

W•E•A•D Women Environmental Artists Directory, ed. by Jo Hanson & Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Spring 2001, San Francisco, California.

 

Kathryn Miller, Shifting Neighbourhoods, The Organic Gardener: Gardening Australia, Australian Broadcasting Company, Spring 2001, p.41.

 

Kathryn Miller, A Short History of Seed Bombs, The Organic Gardener : Gardening Australia, Australian Broadcasting Company, Spring 2001, p. 64-65.

 

Thomas McGovern, 'Post-Landscape: Between Nature and Culture' at Pomona College, ARTWEEK, November 2001, Vol.32 #11, p.22.

 

2000

Michael O'Sullivan, 1,300 Snapshots, One Surreal Show, The Washington Post, On Exhibit p. 66, November 17, 2000.

 

Steve Payne, Natural Lawn Care, The Organic Gardener: Gardening Australia and ABC TV, Summer 2000, pp.4 and 55.

 

Peter Warshall, ECO-ART, Whole Earth Access, Summer 2000, p.92-95.

 

Barry A. Berkus: Architecture, Art, Parallels, Connections, by Barry A. Berkus, Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd. 2000.

 

Interview for radio station KOOP, Austin, Texas.  Interviewer:  Chuck Freeman  

Topic: Profile of an Artist/Ecologist.  45 minutes, aired Thursday, September 29, 2000.

 

1999

Diana Scott, "Garden Varieties:  "Eco-activists plant new seeds of dissent within conceptual art", San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 27, 1999, p.68.

 

Sharon Abercrombie, "Art, Humor, and Restoring the Earth", Earth Light, Fall 1999, Issue 35, pp.23-24, 28.

 

Carl Hertel, "Sprawl and the Death of the Rio Grande", The Northside Signpost (New Mexico), August 1999, p. 15, 17.

 

1998

Alex Selenitsch, "Putting Art in the Landscape", Artlink, Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, Vol. 18 # 2 June-August 1998, p. 29-31.

 

1997

Interview for ABC National Public Radio, November 4, 1997, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Anna Clabburn, "Laugh, Scream, Groan and Giggle: the Critic's Verdicts",

The Age, Visual Arts, p. C4, Monday November 3, 1997, Melbourne, Australia.

 

1997 cont.

 

Anna Clabburn, "Replanting Our Natural Heritage", The Age,  p. C7, Wednesday, October 29, 1997, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Robyn McKenzie, "Art Goes to Ground", Herald Sun, p. 88, Friday, October 24, 1997, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Anna Clabburn, "Melbourne Festival 1997", The Age, p. 1, Friday October 17, 1997.

 

Amruta Slee, "UNDER THE FREEWAY an artist's impression", HQ Magazine,  p. 28, Nov/Dec 1997, Sydney, Australia.

 

Under the Freeway-Grasslands, 12th Melbourne International Festival of Art Program Magazine, 16 October to 1 November 1997 p. 42, Melbourne, Australia.

 

1996

Michael Lifton,  "A Picture Perfect House", Claremont Courier, May 8, 1996.

 

Phillip W. Browne, "Pair of Aging Houses Now Modern Art", Daily Bulletin, May 6, 1996.

 

1995

Josefin Israelachvili, "Earthly Delights", Santa Barbara Independent, September 14, 1995.

 

D.J. Palladino, Art Scope, "Mental Environment: Secrets of the Garden: An Environmental Art Exhibition", Santa Barbara Independent, September 7, 1995.

 

Marie Sierra-Hughes, "Grassroots of Days Old and New", Visual Arts Review, Herald Sun, Wednesday, July 5, 1995  (Melbourne, Australia).

 

Jo Chumas,  "Urban Dump is Set to Become a 'Green' Work of Art", Port Phillip/Caufield Leader, June 26, 1995  (Melbourne, Australia).

 

Ted Hopkins, "Grasslands and Trashlands", Herald Sun WEEKEND, June 24, 1995 (Melbourne, Australia).

 

Scott Canty, "Social Engagements: Observations and Personal Narratives ", Catalog, January 31 - April 2, 1995.  Municipal Art Gallery, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

 

Peter Frank, "Social Engagements, Generation of Mentors", L.A. Weekly, Thursday March 30, 1995.

 

1993

Joan Crowder, "Good to the Last Drop", Santa Barbara News Press, Scene, March 19, 1993.

 

Roberta Smith, "Group Shows in Soho for a Weekend of Gallery Hopping", The New York Times, Friday, January 15, 1993.

 

 

1993 cont.

Kerry Blakenship, "Art for Our Sake", Santa Barbara Independent, March 11, 1993.

 

 

1992

Mai Harmon, "Trash Display Canned by Fed-up Officials", Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 12, 1992.

 

Ivy Weston, "At CCS the World is Their Canvas", Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara, October 19, 1992.

 

Christian Lincoln, "Masters at Work", Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara, April 30, 1992.

 

Joan Crowder, " Final Projects by Masters", Santa Barbara News Press, May 1, 1992.

 

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