David M.C. Miller - biography

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Born in Montréal, Québec. 

Worked across Canada, throughout Europe, the United States, in Israel, China and Mexico.

David Miller's works have been presented across Canada, in the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Mexico and in the United States.

Teaching art, photography, open and extended media, drawing, foundation studies and the history of photography for institutions in Canada and abroad include: Faculty of Fine Art, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge; FAMU, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague; Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Prague; FaVU, Faculty of Fine Arts, Technical University, Brno; The Centrum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam; The Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; The School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph, Guelph; The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff; Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax.

Formal training in photography, filmmaking and media arts began at Sheridan College of the Arts and Technology in Oakville, Ontario. A principal mentor then was Jeffrey Paull. Studies in photography, interdisciplinary studio and art history took place at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. Distinguished artist teachers included David Askevold, Bruce Barber, James Coleman, Dorit Cypis, Stephen Horne, Gerald Ferguson, Michael Fernandes, Robert Frank, Dan Graham, John Greer, Garry Neill Kennedy, Jan Peacock, Allison Rossiter, Gary Wilson and Krzysztof Wodiczko. In Cape Breton, he studied with Brazilian dramaturge, Augusto Boal. In Vancouver at Simon Fraser University's Institute for Contemporary Art Miller studied art and the public sphere with Rosalind Deutsche, Allan Sekula and Krzysztof Wodiczko. He pursued these interests at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Graduate research was carried out at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver. Principal advisors were Arni Haraldsson and Dr. Chris Jones. Critiques and studios were led by Stan Douglas, Bruce Grenville, Kristina Lee Podesva, Ken Lum, Hadley Howes + Maxwell Stephens and Ian Wallace.

David Miller is the 2014 recipient of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography.