Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

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Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Established 2000
Location Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°26′37″N 79°56′37″W / 40.4436°N 79.9435°W / 40.4436; -79.9435Coordinates: 40°26′37″N 79°56′37″W / 40.4436°N 79.9435°W / 40.4436; -79.9435
Type Art

The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University is the art gallery of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located on the university campus on 5000 Forbes Avenue, at the border between the Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods.


The Miller Gallery supports art experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture. This provides a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation. The gallery produces exhibitions, projects, events and publications with a focus on social issues. It is free and open to the public. It is one unit of the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, and is housed in a three-story, 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) space.[1]


The Miller Gallery was founded in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, who is an artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna of Carnegie Mellon School of Art. Petra Fallaux, director of the existing Hewlett Gallery, opened the space. In 2002, Jenny Strayer was hired as director and served until 2007. Astria Suparak served as director and curator of the gallery from 2008 until 2014. In 2014, the College terminated the position of director/curator and changed the mission of the gallery.[2]

The Miller Gallery has exhibited work by Francis Alÿs, Laylah Ali, Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Michael Bevilacqua, Tammy Rae Carland, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Center for PostNatural History, Catherine Chalmers, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, Julia Christensen, Minerva Cuevas, Nicole Eisenman, Inka Essenhigh, Karen Finley, Rachel Harrison, Todd Haynes, Arturo Herrera, Miranda July, Justseeds, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Glenn Ligon, Machine Project, Kerry James Marshall, Gordon Matta-Clark, Larry Miller, Allyson Mitchell, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Shirin Neshat, OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Open_Sailing, Raqs Media Collective, Philip Ross, Christy Rupp, Trevor Paglen, Ester Partegas, SANAA, David Shrigley, Al Souza, Michelle Stitzlein, subRosa, Stephanie Syjuco, Sarah Sze, Terreform ONE, TermiteTV, Fred Tomaselli, Kara Walker, Olav Westphalen, Gail Wight, Sue Williams, The Yes Men, and many others.

Notable Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts alumni that have exhibited at the Miller Gallery include Dara Birnbaum, Mel Bochner, Jacob Ciocci (Paper Rad), Peter Coffin (artist), John Currin, Cassandra C. Jones, Joyce Kozloff, Eileen Maxson, Shana Moulton, Rich Pell (Institute for Applied Autonomy, Center for PostNatural History), Blithe Riley, Fereshteh Toosi, Paul Vanouse, and Andy Warhol.



  • AFTERSOUND: FREQUENCY, ATTACK, RETURN: Curated by Melissa Ragona and Margaret Cox
  • Mind the Matter: Carnegie Mellon School of Design Senior Thesis Exhibition
  • MAXIMUM MINIMUM IN UNUM: Curated by Joshua Reiman and Susanne Slavick
  • Self Driving Car Carnegie Mellon MFA 2016 Thesis Exhibition
  • FREE GERMS: Carnegie Mellon 2016 Senior Art Exhibition
  • Willfull Wondering Patricia Bellan-Gillen


  • Changing Channels Co-organized by the Center for the Arts in Society
  • Neurons and Other Memories Curated by Patricia Maurides in collaboration with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial Co-organized by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Mattress Factory, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Carnegie Mellon 2014 School of Design Senior Exhibition
  • Armin Hoffman: Farbe/Color Curated by April Greiman. Organized by the LA Architecture and Design Museum. Co-presented by the CMU School of Design
  • From the Edge Co-presented by the CMU Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Susan Tsu- Artistic Director and lead curator
  • Carnegie Mellon 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Carnegie Mellon 2015 School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition
  • Some Preservatives Carnegie Mellon 2015 Senior Art Exhibition


  • Alien She, Curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss
  • Lossless Carnegie Mellon 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Actual Size Carnegie Mellon 2014 Senior Art Exhibition


  • I'm Feeling Lucky: Carnegie Mellon 2013 Senior Art Exhibition
  • Basement Miracle: Carnegie Mellon 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture, Curated by Giovanna Borasi + Mirko Zardini. Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal


  • Terms & Conditions: Carnegie Mellon 2012 Senior Art Exhibition
  • The You Inside of Me: Carnegie Mellon 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Intimate Science, Guest curated by Andrea Grover. Exhibit publication: New Art/Science Affinities
  • 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Co-organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA), and The Andy Warhol Museum


  • MEGA: Carnegie Mellon 2011 Senior Art Exhibition
  • Up Down Up Down: Carnegie Mellon 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions, Curated by Jon Rubin + Astria Suparak


  • 29 CHAINS TO THE MOON: Artists' Schemes for a Fantastic Future: Guest curated by Andrea Grover
  • Experimental Geography: Guest curated by Nato Thompson, Organized by iCI (Independent Curators International]
  • Escape Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon MFA 2010 Thesis Exhibition
  • If Found, Return To: _______, Carnegie Mellon 2010 Senior Exhibition


  • From The Vault: Carnegie Mellon 2009 BFA Senior Exhibition
  • Upper Management: Carnegie Mellon 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now Guest curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee
  • It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men:
  • Town, Inc.: Big Box Reuse with Julia Christensen, curated by Astria Suparak


  • Dee Briggs
  • Nancy Crow: Works from 1988–2008
  • Preserving a Legacy: Elizabeth Catlett Mora
  • MAYDAY!: BFA Senior Exhibition 2008
  • A Moratorium On Make-Believe: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2008
  • Transit
  • Plastic Poetics Curated by Cara Erskine


  • George Nakashima Revealed: The Carnegie Mellon Collection
  • Glassnost
  • To Get To The Other Side: BFA Senior Show 2007
  • Findings: MFA 2007 Thesis Exhibition
  • Tides An exhibition of new work from Northern Ireland


  • 3 Exhibitions: Dean Kessmann, Pamela Howard, Paul Dickinson
  • Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies
  • TRAPPINGS: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing by Two Girls Working
  • ARTSCOOL: 2006 BFA Senior Exhibition
  • Pittsburgh Banal: 2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • 100% Centennial


  • Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art
  • Animal Nature
  • Spectacular! Spectacular!: School of Art Class of 2005 Exhibition
  • Too Far Gone: 2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Michael Rovner: Recent Work
  • Ice Cream Social: David Robbins (artist)


  • Dialogue in a Landscape: Kraus Campo, A Garden for Carnegie Mellon University by Mel Bochner and Michael Van Valkenburgh
  • A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad: Curated by Shannon Fitzgerald, Curator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and Tumelo Mosaka, Assistant Curator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: 94th Annual Exhibition
  • 110 Percent: School of Art Class of 2004 Exhibition
  • Shock and Awesome: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2004
  • Adam Frelin: Water Rerouting Initiatives
  • Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter Curated by Margaret Re, organized by the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery


  • Supervalitragilisticexcelluminaceous: School of Art Faculty Exhibition
  • Memorial Project Vietnam: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba Curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator at the University of California’s Berkeley Art Museum
  • Affirmative Actions: Rudy Shepherd
  • The Paper Sculpture Show: Organized by iCI (Independent Curators International)
  •, intense: BFA Senior Exhibition 2003
  • Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2003
  • Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation


  • Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution: Curated by Marvin Heiferman & Carole Kismaric
  • Passage: Shirin Neshat
  • Works: Dominique Blain
  • Nothing Isn't Nothing: Roger Sayre
  • 384 Units: BFA Senior Exhibition
  • Happenstance: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2002
  • Plenty: Nancy Davidson


  • Pittsburgh's Spirit: William D. Wade
  • Displacement: Simone Jones
  • Birdscape: Michael Pestel and Jeroen Van Westen

Vocabulary: Dale McNutt

  • Perspective: Paul Warne
  • Aether: Delanie Jenkins, Shari Mendelson, Linn Meyers, Paul Stremple, Paul Villinski
  • Just Another Market Mop Up: Andrew Johnson
  • con|cealing re-vealing, Creating and Bridging Gaps in Visual Communication: Kenneth Hiebert
  • The Mechanoid's Bloodline, a digital media installation : Keith Piper (artist)
  • Sextete-a-Tete : MFA thesis exhibition 2001=
  • Reversions : Kimberly Burleigh
  • The George and Helen Spelvin Folk Art Collection Curated by Beauvais Lyons
  • Skating on the Eye (Patiner Sur L'oeil) : Richard Purdy
  • Reflections on the Natural Way: Dan Namingha


  • Digital Explorations works from the Schools of Architecture and Design at Carnegie Mellon
  • Nagoya Zokei Works on Paper (on Mino-Washi Japanese Handmade Paper)
  • Kindred Spirits : Marlene Aron, Peggy Lynn Cox, Marilee Keys, and Anne Wolf
  • New (re)Presentation of Latin America on Video curated by Carolina Loyola Garcia
  • African Spirits in the New World, A Celebration of African Religious Art and its New World Descendants from the collection of Dr. Frank McGlynn
  • Cortocircuito: Short Circuit : Patricia Villalobos Eccheverria
  • Fusion! Artists in a Research Setting Organized by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Robert Atkins
  • Auto/Visual/Indi/Visible : Carnegie Mellon School of Art Faculty Exhibit
  • Get Empty : MFA Thesis exhibition 2000
  • Living Documentaries, a video installation by Termite TV : Anula Shetty, Carl Lee, Michael Kuetemeyer, and Dorothea Braemer
  • Conservations in the Rustbelt, Brownfields into Greenways : Nine Mile Run Project Group
  • Swells and Extensions : Sharon Louden

Related links

  • The Huffington Post: First Riot Grrrl Exhibition Explores The Lasting Impact Of The Punk Feminist Movement
  • Art Papers review of Keep It Slick- Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men[permanent dead link]
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Signs of Change
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Keep It Slick- Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men[permanent dead link]
  • Pittsburgh City Paper: Signs of Change
  • Pittsburgh City Paper: Keep It Slick- Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men
  • Art Review: CMU'S 'Groundworks' is a complex show with local and international reach
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Director of CMU gallery charts challenging course
  • Pittsburgh City Paper:The Miller Gallery's internationally renowned new curator, Astria Suparak, debuts her first Pittsburgh show.
  • Rhizome: Interview with Astria Suparak
  • "Art and Science Get Intimate", Art Review, Hyperallergic (April 16, 2012)


  1. ^ "Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University". Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ Daniels, Melissa. "CMU fires contemporary art gallery's director". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Archive >Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

External links

  • Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts
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