Ryan Peter Miller's body of work objectifies paint, playing with ideas of representation in objection to conventional hegemony of the image.
The ideas that define the discipline of painting are as malleable as the material itself. Painting has always been in service of the evolving needs of its cultural context. Where once the medium was in service to the image, the image now serves the vehicle. When the image need not be applied, it is enough for paint to represent itself.
Among others, Miller's credits include residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Chicago Artists Coalition, a Scottsdale Public Art Grant, and the exhibition of his work internationally in Beijing, Berlin, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Ryan Peter Miller received his BFA in painting from the University of Georgia, and an MFA in painting from Arizona State University. He works as a painter in Chicago and as a visiting assistant professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.