Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller

National Academy of Sciences

August 5th, 2013- January 13, 2013


For the past decade, Steve Miller has made provocative artworks based on his collaboration with Rod MacKinnon, a Nobel Prize winner for his breakthrough work on the movement of ions across cell membranes. In paintings that juxtapose photographic, drawn, and silk-screened images with excerpts from MacKinnon’s notebooks, Miller’s work dissolves conventional distinctions between text and image to explore what distinguishes art from science.

PRESS:, “DC Highlights the Art of the Ion Movement”, August 25 2013, “Steve Miller: Crossing the Line”, August 2013, Interview by Marvin Heiferman
Washington Post, “Art Exhibits Inspired by Science Fiction and Medicine”, July 29th, 2013, by Maggie Fazeli Fard
Smithsonian Magazine, “Crossing the Line Between Science and Art”, September 9, 2013
Long Island Pulse, “Watching the Wheels”, August 2013, By Drew Moss


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