Daniel Miller


  • University of Iowa

Job Title:

  • Assistant Professor



  • ISEA2016 Creates generative forms that use an array of technologies, integrating code and mechanical form to investigate space, ecology and the contemporary landscape. His projects have been investigating various ecologies and our relationship to the environment and landscape. This artwork creates points of access where the viewer can contemplate on their surroundings. Through the use of electronic media Miller is able to explore the multi dimensional landscape. With the use of motion, light and sound he is able to activate space and engage the viewer’s senses in a dynamic way.
    Incorporating contemporary mechanical & digital technologies allows Daniel Miller’s ideas to interface the physical world in real time. Time is an essential component in his work. Through the use of code he is able to sequence and control timing of events in his artwork. Miller’s artwork reflects the fact that we live in a transitional environment. The machines used in his artwork act as surrogate performers allowing him to investigate durational compositions.
    Experimentation is integral to Daniel Miller’s process. He will spend a significant amount of time testing, developing and understanding his subject matter before engaging in the physical creation of artwork. Miller has an ongoing investigation of complex relationships that exists in our world. Through his artwork he is able question conventional use of materials and processes. Miller is interested in the parallels that can be drawn between mechanical systems and the natural world.

    Daniel Miller integrates robotics, media and electronics, exploring systems and ecologies. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Dimensional Practice/Sculpture at The School of Art & Art History and he is also a member of the Public Digital Arts faculty cluster at University of Iowa. He teaches sculpture courses that integrate robotics, mechanical fabrication and electronics. Previously, he was Adjunct Associate Professor, Art & Technology Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997-2014. Miller received his MFA in 1997 from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in Time Arts, he received a in BA Sculpture in 1994 from Hope College, Holland, MI.



Current Location:

  • Iowa City, Iowa, US

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