Drawing from the diverse cultural and geographic makeup of my Californian roots, I explore my relationship with the space that I inhabit to communicate a particular urban experience. Working with both paint and collage, I construct and deconstruct exploring the contradiction, ambiguity, and truth between urban streetscape and history.
I abstract backgrounds of drips, patterns, and phrases with the peeling back of layers to provide a study in the impermanence of the things that surround us. My large-scale paintings and installations aim to make the most fleeting parts of American culture tangible. They grab us nostalgically, rousing us to enjoy the momentary beauty found in the impermanent parts of our lives. There is a fragile heroicness conveyed within the temporary nature of it all, especially within the construction of paper, wood, and natural materials, that gives my work liveliness and depth.
Greg Miller's work is featured in numerous museum and private collections that have traveled internationally including those organized by the Charles Saatchi Collection and the Frederick R. Weisman Collection. The Get Go, a volume of his writings, photography and paintings, was published in 2010, and the first comprehensive monograph on the artist, Signs of the Nearly Actual, was published in 2008. Miller spends his time between New York, NY, Fredericksburg, TX, and Los Angeles, CA.