portrait of me by Lauren Miller, Spring 2014
In my recent body of work, I construct prosthetic memories as a means to explore the notion of self. For the past two years I’ve incorporated 3D printed figurines (aka, “3D selfies”) and used redacted fragments of religious texts to investigate this idea. These new works integrate traditional art making processes along with an interest in exploring new fabrication methods and materials. I work assiduously to bring together many facets of visual art into my projects, which often incorporate sculpture, photography, and installation. My practice is a blend of Minimalism and Conceptualism laced with a droll sense of humor and a tendency towards tongue-in-cheek visual puns that still manage to service a desire to investigate existential and ontological concerns.
Kirk's education and experience cover a wide spectrum of art and art activity. He has a background in art history, commercial illustration and design, and several years working as a conceptual artist. Mr. Miller received a BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley before going on to earn a BFA in Illustration and a MFA in Painting, both from Art Center College of Design. His own work has been exhibited at many national and international locations, including Arena 1 Gallery, "Mary Boone Gallery", Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Chapman University, and the Galleria Notturna d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. Mr. Miller has taught at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, and Pasadena City College, but for the past twenty-nine years he has been on faculty at Cerritos College, instructing survey courses, as well as classes specifically devoted to electronic imaging and installation/experimental art. During his time at Cerritos he has served as art department chair, gallery director, and been awarded the Outstanding Faculty of the Year. If you have any questions or comments, please contact him at email@example.com.