Department of Art & Art History
United States of America
Jill Miller is an art practitioner who works collaboratively with communities and individuals. Her recent work explores motherhood through a lens of feminism and performance, and her work takes shape across many disciplines, including public interventions and socially-engaged art. In past work she searched for Bigfoot in the Sierra Nevada, inserted herself into the art historical work of John Baldessari, and became a private investigator who performed surveillance on art collectors. Born in Illinois, she received her MFA in from University of California, Los Angeles and her BA from University of California, Berkeley, in English. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and collected in public institutions worldwide including CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She also teaches at UC Berkeley and San Francisco Art Institute.