Art Science, Steve Miller
March 20th, 2013
Steve Miller has been making work at the intersection of art and science for the past 35 years, exhibiting nationally and Internationally. Miller was one of the first artists in the 80s to experiment with computer generated images, and he has made his mark in contemporary art ever since. The artist has presented 40 solo exhibitions at major institutions in the United States, Brazil, China, France, and Germany. his exhibitions have been reviewed in Le monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Artforum, Artnews, and Art in America.
He is well known for several art-science projects, including his long-term collaboration with nobel prize winner, Dr. Rod Mackinnon, who studies the way ions move across cell membranes. for this work, miller combined molecular imagery with notations and diagrams from Mackinnon’s experimental notebook. this work was featured in two solo exhibitions “Spiraling Inwards” at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in 2007 and in “Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller” at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. from August 5, 2013 – January 13, 2014.
Miller is also known for his work in Brazil where by taking x-rays of the Amazon he is giving Brazil a medical checkup for his project “Health of the Planet.” Science has thoroughly documented the current environmental peril to our planet. Through foreign travel, working with hospitals, zoos and research institutes, he shares this awareness on a global basis to create a series of X-ray images of Amazon animals revealing the extraordinary beauty of Brazil’s biodiversity.