Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rest Area


Movement #2.
Mixed Media
Toilet Seat Scale
2008

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The Parking Lot.

These are a couple of my toy car paintings that are made with Die-cast toy cars. Each painting weighs about 60 to 70 pounds and uses about 2000 toy cars per canvas. (72" X 54").

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SigAlert



Car Spangled Banter



Painting showing scale



sCARab



Otto Domingo



All American





Saturday, January 19, 2008

Current Artist Statement:

My art work is a vehicle for exploring perception using stylized abstractions and base materialism to communicate with a global audience.


Artist Bio:

Derek Miller – Wichita, Kansas

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute - 2005


Exhibitions/Media:

2011 - Blacklight Show - Go Away Garage, Wichita, Kansas

2010 - Boob Show - Group, Go Away Garage, Wichita, Kansas

2010 - Lead Foot - Mallin Gallery - Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri

2010 – 143 I Love You – Group/Fundraiser, Tangent Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2009 – More Oil Spots – Solo, Melange Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2009 - Vanishing Point - Go Away Garage - Wichita, Kansas

2009 - Oil Spots - Solo exhibition - C.A.F.E. Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2008 - The Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition - City Arts, Wichita, Kansas

2008 - Re-imaging - group - Inter-Faith Ministries C.A.F.E. Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2008 - All's Fair in Art and Politics - group - Erma B White Gallery, El Dorado, Kansas

2008 - Outsider Artists - group exhibition - City Arts, Wichita, Kansas

2007 – 2008 Art Commute - (Youtube, Yahoo, World Wide Web, stop motion animation.)

2007 – Art Commute - KTLA Television, Los Angeles – National syndicated show, The Cyberguy.

2006 – 2008 - Drop Zones - Public Art installation in Kansas City & Wichita, Kansas.

2007 – 2008 - Drop Zones – World Wide Web – stop motion animation.

2006 – Art in Democracy - national group exhibition – Raise Your Voices, Warrensburg, Missouri.

2006 – Parking Out Back - solo exhibition, St Michaels Episcopal church, Mission, Kansas

2005 – 2006 Drive and Eat - solo exhibition – Dada’s Bistro, Crossroads Art district, Kansas City, Missouri.


Kudos & Affiliations:

VFW Member, 2003

National Dean’s List, 2001

Phi Theta Kappa, 2001

Gold Key/Mary Koch Center for the Arts Scholarship, 1986

Order of the Arrow, 1984

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Painting Creation/Destruction


Here is a short tube of my work in action. Sometimes I can tell when my paintings are not going to work, and this is a painting that I tore down. I ended up re-stretching the canvas and creating Extra Virgin Hot Wheels with the salvaged cars.



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