Melissa Miller

Exhibitions

Melissa Miller: New Paintings, 2002

Biography

1951

Born in Houston, Texas

Currently lives and works in Austin, Texas

Artist's Website

Education

1974 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, New Haven, Connecticut
1974

B.F.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1971

Museum of Fine Arts School, Houston, Texas

1969-71

University of Texas, Austin, Austin, Texas

Grants And Awards

2011 Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist of the Year
2010 National Council of Arts Administrators, 2010 Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award
2008

Texas Artist of the Year, Art League Houston

2004

Anonymous Was A Woman Award

2002 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fellow Appointment, University of Texas
1999 Legend Award, Dallas Visual Arts Center
1987

Texas Art Award

1985

National Endowment for the Arts

1982

National Endowment for the Arts
Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund, Dallas Museum of Art

1979 National Endowment for the Arts
1974 Full Scholarship, Yale Summer School of Music and Art

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Melissa Miller, Lux art institute, Encinitas, California
2011

Melissa Miller: Habitat, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

2008

Melissa Miller: Texas Artist of the Year 2008, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas

2007

Melissa Miller: Works on Paper, Betty Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

2006

Melissa Miller: Works on Paper, Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas

2005 Melissa Miller: Recent Works on Paper, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, Texas
2004

A Beastiary: Works on Paper by Melissa Miller, Mary Baldwin College, Stanton, Virginia
A Beastiary: Works on Paper by Melissa Miller, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Melissa Miller: New Paintings, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

2003

Melissa Miller: New Paintings, Betty Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
Melissa Miller: New Paintings, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas

2002 Melissa Miller: New Paintings, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2001

Melissa W. Miller: Paintings, St Edwards University, Austin, Texas

1999

Melissa Miller, Dallas Visual Arts Center, Dallas, Texas

1995

Melissa Miller: Paintings 1986- 1995, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas

1991

Melissa Miller: The Artist’s Eye, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

1990

Paintings, Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1989

Melissa Miller, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana

1986

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

1985

Melissa Miller, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Melissa Miller, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York

1984

Melissa Miller, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York

1983

Melissa Miller, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas

1981

Projects Gallery, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Perspectives Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

1978

Young Artists Series, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas

Group Exhibitions

2013 Untamed, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
2012 The Medium is the Message, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

2011

New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010

35 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Betty Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
Flora & Fauna, Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephens Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
Advancing Tradition: 20 Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas

2009 animalkind, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2008 Atelier 2008: Selections from the Departmnt of Art An Art History Faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Lone Star Legacy II: The Barrett Collection of Contemporary Texas Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
The Texas Chair Project, Austin Mueum of Art, Austin, Texas
2007 Measured Strokes – Spontaneous Beasts, Paintings by Sarah Canright and Melissa Miller, Sarafim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Solos: 20th Anniversary Exhibitions, Selby  Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
California in Connecticut; The Joanne and William Rees Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
Everything, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2006 Beastiary: A Juried Group Exhibition, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Fresh Ink, Flatbed Editions, Nancy Scanlin Gallery, Austin, Texas
2005 Land, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2004 Flatbed Press: Texas Grit, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Mythmakers and Storytellers, Nancy Scanlin Gallery, Helms Fine Arts Center, Austin, Texas
Texas Paint, Part One: More True Stories, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Perspectives@ 25, Aquarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Texas Vision, The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas
21/30 Artistas Graficas de Texas, Galleria del Instituto de Artes Plasticas de la Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
b-side: Studio & Design Faculty Show, 2004, Creative Research Lab, Austin, Texas
2003 Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2002 Wild Life : The Other Tradition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Groundwork, Recent Work by Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, Texas
Re: Vision Five Women  Re- Vision, The University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 110, Modern At Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
2001 Beauty Without Regret, Belles Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Artists Collect Art, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, Helm Fine Arts Center, Austin, Texas
Private Collections: Artists, Curators, and Collectors, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
2000 Plano Walls: Texas Artists... A Glimpse at Local Private Art Collections, Art Centre of Plano, Plano, Texas
Crossing State Lines: Texas Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Opening Exhibition, Davis Gallery, Austin, Texas
Uniquely Texas Icons, New Braunsfels Museum of Art, New Braunsfels, Texas
25 Year Anniversary, Betty Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
62nd Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas
1999 Group Show, Gallery Artists, Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas                        
Group show, Gallery Artists, Betty Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
1998 Family Ties, Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
Flatbed Prints, Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas                  
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas                             
New Works by Contemporary Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contemporary Texas Artists:  Connie Arismendi, James Cobb, Melissa Miller, and Kathy Vargas, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
Exhibition Of Selected Works By Faculty, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
1997 Fresh Ink: Austin Print Workshops, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Real(ist) Women, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
New Works by Gallery Artists, Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
Finders/Keepers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Dogs Days Group Exhibit, Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas                  
Two Austin Connoisseurs Collect Texas Art, Scanlan Art Gallery, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
Animal Tales;  Contemporary Bestiary and Animal Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut
Holiday Exhibition, Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas
1996 Pinned to the Wall, Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas
Three Artist Exhibition: Melissa Miller, David Everett, and Sally Chandler, Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
Interplay: Celebrating the poems of Pablo Neruda, Slover McCutcheon Gallery, Houston, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Bucking the Texas Myth: Scouting the Third Frontier, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Myths & Magical Fantasies, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California
Establishment Exposed, Dallas Visual Arts Center, Dallas, Texas
1995 Images of Nature III, Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Flatbed Press Group Exhibition, Rachel Harris Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Myths and Realities, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1994 Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1993 Animal Attraction, The Haggar University Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
15th Anniversary Show, Austin Visual Artists Association, Gallery 201, Austin, Texas
Lawndale Retrospective Exhibition: A Housewarming Event, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, Texas
Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.           
1992 Mind and Beast: Contemporary Artists and the Animal Kingdom, traveled to Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee; Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, Arizona; Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
100th Anniversary Prints, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Master Prints from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking: The First Five Years, The Gallery at Bristol- Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey; traveled to the Du Bois Gallery, Lehigh University, Lehigh, New Jersey
44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
1991 Group Exhibition, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York
1990 Baltimore Collects: Painting and Sculpture Since 1960, Baltimore Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Black & White, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Feather, Fin & Fur, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
42nd Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Northwest x Southwest: Painted Fictions, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; traveled to Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1989 Land Scope, Vrej Baghoomian, Inc., New York, New York
Deep Woods: Concerning Nature in Recent Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
Making Their Mark: Women Artists Today, a Documentary Survey 1970-1985, Cinncinati Art Museum, Cinncinati, Ohio; traveled to New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Texas Women, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; traveled to Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Illustrious Alumni, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Guest Artists in Printmaking, Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1988 Life Stories, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Texas Art, The Menil Collection, Richmond Hall, Houston, Texas
Twentieth-Century Art in the Museum Collection: Direction and Diversity, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Group Exhibition, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York
Looking South: A Different Dixie, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
1988 Texas Exhibit, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Review Exhibition, Center for Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas
One + One: Collaborations by Artists and Writers, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; traveled to the Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas
Zoomorphism: Animals in Art, Trammell Crow Center, Dallas, Texas
Printmaking in Texas, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1987 Texas Group Exhibition, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Third Coast Review: A Look at Art in Texas, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Texas, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, California
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, Texas
Animals, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, California
Creatures Great and Small, Schmidt and Bingham Gallery, New York, New York
1986 Texas Group Show, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Directions, Hirschorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (catalog)MacIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Texas!, Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Western States Biennial, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York 
A Sense of Place: Contemporary Southern Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1985 Fresh Paint, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Women of the American West, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
Private Treasures - Public View, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
Jungle Fever, The Harcus Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Texas Currents, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
1984 New Directions for the Michener Collection, Archer Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Five Texans in Venice, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained, The Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
El Arte Narrativo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Biennial III, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
10 Years Later: An Exhibition of Yale-Norfolk Alumni and Faculty, Art Barn Gallery, Connecticut
Bunnies, White Columns, New York, New York
Four Texas Painters, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
1983 New Figurative Drawing in Texas, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Texas Images and Visions, Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; traveled to Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas
1983 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Certain Realities, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Invitational Group Exhibition: Painting, Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, The New Museum, New York, New York
Perspectives, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
1982 New Works, Summer ‘82, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas
1981 Longview Invitational 1981, Longview Museum and Arts Center, Longview, California
Wendy Edwards and Melissa Miller, Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1980 Texas Only, Texas Fine Arts Association Summer Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Introductions ‘80, Robinson Galleries, Houston, Texas
1980 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Texas Fine Arts Association 1980 Annual Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Visions and Figurations, California State University, Fullerton, California
1979 Vital Signs, Aperture Gallery, Austin, Texas
Austin Contemporary Art Exhibition, Trinity House Gallery, Austin, Texas
The Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Arts Center, Amarillo, Texas
Women in Sight: New Art in Texas, Dougherty Cultural Arts Center, Austin, Texas
New Works, Melissa Miller and Claudia Reese, Laguna Gloria at First Federal, Austin, Texas
1978 Austin Contemporary Visual Arts Association, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
Works on Paper: Southwest 1978, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
1977 Women and Their Work, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, One Seguin Art Center, Seguin, Texas
1974 Southwest Fine Arts Biennial, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Museum Collections

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Payne Webber, New York
Chase Manhattan Art Collection, New York
First National Bank, Chicago
Interfirst Bank, Houston
ARCO, Dallas
AMOCA, Houston
3 M Company, Austin
American Airlines , Dallas
El Paso Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art
Sweet Briar College, Anne Gary Pannell Art Gallery Collection, VA
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.