BIO

BIO

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Jason Miller is an artist and curator in Memphis, TN. He honors the concept that an artist should select suitable medium based on each idea, rather than committing solely to only one form of media or field. Experimentation is a constant throughout his work. Miller creates photographs, complex imagery, sculptures, paintings, songs, and poetry. Often Miller focuses on generating conceptually driven images in- studio, Memphis, TN, his native city wherein he obtained his Master of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Memphis.

As an artist, in the field of New Media Two-Dimensional Art, Miller’s work has been selected for exhibition by prestigious jurors including Alice Gray Stites, Carl Belz, Brian Rutenberg, Peter Frank, Meredith Ward, Peter Schjedahl, Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, Dr. Ellen “Nan” Plummer, Charles Reeve, Beauvais Lyons, Gail Roberts, and Photographer’s Forum Magazine. Miller has received awards from internationally renowned jurors including Chakaia Booker, Don Gregorio, Robert J. Sanchez and Emiko René Lewis-Sanchez, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Other awards include Visual Overture Magazine’s Artist of the Week Award and Oxford American 100 most important artists in the South for the Visual South Issue, 76. Miller’s Dairy Diary series was featured in Vol. 35 of Seoul Korea’s Photo+ Magazine, and additionally included in Photo Eye Gallery’s Art Photo Index.

Miller has been the recipient of an image driven art commission for the City of Memphis through Urban Art Commission’s District Mural Project and has completed commissions for organizations including Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and The Memphis Flyer. Sculpture works by Miller have been selected by preeminent jurors for inclusion both in the Arkansas Art Center’s 56th Annual Delta Exhibition and Number Presents: Artists of the South, and Miller was selected for inclusion in the Winter Edition of Studio Visit Magazine by juror Carl Belz. Miller's film work was included in Stigmart Magazine's Film Biennial Edition, VIDEOFOCUS.

Twenty-one large format photographic portrait prints by Jason Miller were featured at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis in the What I Kept exhibition. Miller completed a public art commission at Overton Square, curated a number of exhibitions at two satellite galleries in his curatorial project the Circuitous Succession Series and at his headquarters Masonic Contemporary. Most recently Jason Miller mounted a solo exhibition objets de mémoire  (Objects of Memory) featuring portraits of objects in the Mallory / Wurtzburger Galleries at Dixon Gallery and Gardens and his Dairy Diary photography series at the Memphis Jewish Home.

In addition, to his role as an artist, Jason Miller has curated over fifty exhibitions, has phantom curated many additional shows, and orchestrated projects ranging from the Circuitous Succession Series, Masonic Contemporary, and The Richard Knowles Legacy Project. Jason Miller represents the Richard Knowles Estate of paintings, works on paper, and numerous sketch books. In addition, to his independent art projects, Miller has worked on a wide range of projects as a team with Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Miller has taught art courses at the university level and worked with many students and professionals in the arts.

From 1998 through the present Miller has amassed an immense amount of experience that extends far beyond a single ideology, discipline, or medium. He has an extensive background in photography and computers.  Miller has worked on a sound oriented project that has not been released, but that is among the most personal projects on which he has spent the vastest amount of his time and energy. The sound project may be released at a time when the timing feels right, and will be released in volumes in the digital format and on vinyl. Miller has researched over the last decade to a level where he nearly blew his mind and that research will find its way into future projects as well. Previous projects include Dairy Diary, Objects of Memories, Sacred Vessels, Energy Fortress, Energy String, and the Circuitous Succession Curatorial Series. One of Jason’s strongest instincts is his ability to curate and his imagination that leads him to unique ideas that allows him to invent original art. 

The intuitive process and experimentation in respect to the thought patterns of childhood remain constants through the vast and diverse range of all J N Miller’s projects. Learn more about Miller’s art projects at circuitoussuccession.comsoulrecorder.org, and masoniccontemporary.org.