BIO

Reuben Lorch-Miller is a Brooklyn, NY based artist. His studio practice encompasses sculpture, collage, photography, artist books, music and performance. He approaches his work from a perspective of curiosity and experimentation, understanding that meaning can be found within the process of doing. 

Lorch-Miller was raised in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, later earning an MFA in New Genres from San Francisco State University. He has often exhibited at DIY art spaces, participated in artist-run residencies and produced multiple self-published zines and artist books under the imprint Ancient Remains.

Lorch-Miller has also exhibited at Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA) and MoMA/PS1 (New York, NY). He has been an artist-in-residence at Land and Sea (Oakland, CA), Rocksbox (Portland, OR), SIM (Reykjavik, Iceland), The Shandaken Project (Shandken, NY), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA) and Bauernmark 9 (Vienna, Austria). His work is held in the collections of MOMA, The Tacoma Art Museum, SFMOMA, Berkeley Art Museum, and Brooklyn Museum of Art.

He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute. His recordings and books have been published by Radical Documents (Los Angeles, CA), Good Press (Glasgow, UK), Land and Sea (Oakland, CA) and Heinzfeller Nielistist (New York, NY).

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Tunapu, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA (two person show)
We May Be Ghosts, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
Outdoor Sculpture, The Jazz Shack, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Odd Time, Dose Projects Space, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Living is The Best Thing, Dose Projects Space, Brooklyn, NY
Aramchek Agartha Again, (collaboration with Fritz Welch), Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2010  
In Cryptic Rays, Rocksbox, Portland, OR
2009  
Ancient Remains, Bauernmarkt 9, Vienna, Austria
Anamnesis of the Interstellar Father, AVA Gallery, New York, NY
2008  
Memory Eternal, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007  
Move In Special, Medicine Factory, Memphis, TN
Just the Other Side of Nowhere, Schroeder-Romero Gallery, New York, NY
2006  
The Power of Darkness and Light, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
2005  
(Helicopters), Schroeder-Romero Gallery, New York, NY
New Demands, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
New Demands, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004  
Forget It, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002
This Time It's Personal, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rana Memoria, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Weird World (in collaboration with Frank Haines), Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Avian, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2001  
Introductions 01, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998  
Self Preservation Devices, Milky World Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997  
Repetition, Variation, and Other Forms of Life, Arrowspace Gallery, Olympia, WA
1993  
Self Portraits, Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
This Dog Needs a Name, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Performative Process, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
Scenery is Dim, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014  
Sisrahtac, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY        
An Inventory of Lucifer’s Grotto, Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Shandaken Project: Retrospective Exhibition, New York, NY
The International Invitational Triennial of Contemporary Wind Chimes, Rocksbox, Portland, OR
2013  
As A Shadow Smiles, Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Customs, RATS, Berlin, Germany
The Medium's Session, Zeitgeist Fine Art, Nashville, TN
Flat Field, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY
Object Oriented, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012  
Across the Board, Cress Gallery, University of Tennesee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
2011
Perfectly Damaged, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Run Off, MacArthur B Arthur Gallery, Oakland, CA
2010
Mouthful of Poison, Mouthful of Poison, New York, NY
BLACK LAB, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Eternal Return, Nutureart, Brooklyn, NY
2009
HOT & COLD: The End is Here, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Clamoring to Become Visible, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008
Video Kitchen, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Beast in Me, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Brief Encounters, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
2006
In the Country of Last Things, Gallery Aferro Newark, NJ
Searchers, White Box, New York, NY
Photography at Evergreen, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Naturalmente, Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, Italy
Hybridity, 21c Museum Hotel, Lexington, KY
A la carta: Héroes, Machos and Seres Afines, El Pobre Diablo y Experimentos Culturales, Quito, Ecuador
Swallow Harder, Frye Museum, Seattle, WA
Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY
2005
Intelligent Distribution, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Unfurled, Galerii Y, University of Tartu, Estonia
Social Insecurity, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Almost Something, Flux Factory, New York, NY
ECO, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2004
New Fangle, Herbst Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA
Terrorvision, Exit Art, New York, NY
The Great Indoors, San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003
Pop Rocks, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Dinosaurs, Los Medanos Community College, Pittsburg, CA
Road Trip, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA
Afterlife/Life After, Delta Axis, Memphis, TN
2002
Perez Prado: Unauthorized Collaborations, AOV Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Remember When, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Axis of Good, ZDB Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
wysiwyg?, Oakland Art Gallery/SFCamerawork, Oakland, CA
Heat, SFMOMA at the Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Monotype Marathon, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Etni Fedni, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2:12 Two Minutes, Twelve Videos, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
High Tech/Low Tech Hybrids: Art in a Digital Age, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Portrait Obscured, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2001
FFWD, Hotel Nash, Miami, FL
Viva la Video, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Residual Images, Gallery Z, San Francisco, CA
EVAC, AJAX, San Francisco, CA
Introductions South, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Summer Open House, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Lifelike, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibit, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Backstage/Frontstage, Mission Badlands Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Audio Interventions, Mills College Music Building, Oakland, CA
2000
Aural Sex, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Chain Reaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Annual Stillwell Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1999
Benefit, Ground Zero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Our Special Weekend Together, Build, San Francisco, CA
Release, Bearded Lady Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Milky World’s Traveling Soft Show, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC
1998
Postcard Show, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Eye/Spy Invitational, Milky World Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997
Eye Contact: Juried Regional Photography Exhibit, Bumbershoot and Art Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Amnesia, Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA
1996
Center on Contemporary Art 1996 Northwest Annual, CoCA, Seattle, WA
1995
A Glimpse, Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA
We All Have to Work Tomorrow, Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA

PERFORMANCES

2015
Blanko & Noiry, Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Nocturnal Rites, Shandaken Project, Shandaken, NY
2013
Blanko & Noiry, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY
2012  
The Human Dam, PS1/MoMA, New York, NY
Blanko & Noiry, Under A Spell, The Basilica, Hudson, NY
2011
The Human Dam, MacArthur B. Arthur, Oakland, CA
Blanko & Noiry, Good Night My Love, Pyramid Club, New York, NY
2010
Blanko & Noiry, What Lonley Shadows Bring, The Kitchen, New York, NY
2009
Blanko & Noiry 8, Performa 09, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY
Blood Transfusion for a Ghost, PS1 Contemporary Arts Center/MOMA, New York, NY
These performances are with a collaborative trio known as Blanko & Noiry.

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2017
Visiting Artist in Residency, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (upcoming)
2016
Artist in Residence, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
Artist in Residence, The Jazz Shack, Los Angeles, CA
2015  
Artist in Residence, SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014
Artist in Residence, The Shandaken Project, Shandaken, NY
2013
Learning Through Art Teaching Residency, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2010
Rocksbox, Portland, OR
2009
Bauernmark 9, Vienna, Austria
2007
Artist in Residence, Medicine Factory, Memphis TN
2001
Goldie Award, San Francisco Bay Guardian
MFA Headlands Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2000
Leo Stillwell Award from San Francisco State University Art Department

VISITING ARTIST & LECTURER

2016
Timberland Public Library, Olympia, WA
Conceptual Oregon Performance School, Portland, OR
2015
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2014
Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
2012  
Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
2011
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2010  
Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Portland State University, Portland, OR
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2008  
The City College of New York, New York, NY
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2007  
Rhodes College, Memphis TN
The City College of New York, New York, NY
2005
Mills College, Oakland, CA
2001-2004
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
California College of Art, Oakland, CA
Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Lenikus Collection, Vienna, Austria
21c Museum, Lexington KY

REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

Kline, Tyler, "As We Learn to Speak as Prophets", grizzlygrizzly.wordpress.com, November 2016
Motley, John, “Reuben Lorch-Miller”, Oregonlive.com, October 28, 2010
Hudson, Meredith, “Reuben Lorch-Miller”, The Art Reserve, October 25, 2010
Detrow, Casey, “Loss of Amnesia in the East Village”, The Economist, moreintelligentife,com, June 18, 2009
“Interview with Reuben Lorch-Miller”, www.libbysniche.com. June 2008
Willms, Monique, “Difference of the Same”, artslant.com, May 2008
Koppel, Fredric, “Site specific and sensitive”, Memphis Commercial Appeal, March 2, 2007
Beal, Suzanne, “Reuben Lorch-Miller”, Art in America, February 2006
Orden, Abraham, “Aperto San Francisco”, Flash Art, July-September 2005
Bing, Alison, “Reuben Lorch-Miller”, artUS, no. 8, May-June 2005
Helfend, Glen, “Reuben Lorch-Miller”, Artforum, April 2005
Baker, Kenneth, “Galleries,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, 2005
Orden, Abraham, “San Francisco Days”, artnet.com, September 2004
Glueck, Grace, “Sampling Degrees of Terror”, New York Times, May 21, 2004
Davis, Chris, “Little Green Anthropologists”, Memphis Flyer, June 12-18, 2003
Westbrook, Lindsey, “Perez Prado: Unauthorized Collaborations”, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 7, 2003
Bing, Alison, “Perez Prado: Unauthorized Collaborations at AOV Gallery”, Artweek, Vol. 33, no. 11, February 2003
Janku, Laura, Artweek, Vol. 33, no. 10, December 2002/January 2003
Baker, Kenneth, “Flightless in the Mission,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2002
Garcia, Kira, “New Work by Reuben Lorch-Miller,” sfstation.com, January 31, 2002
Spalding, David, “Lifelike @ New Langton,” Flash Art, October 2001
Baker, Kenneth, "Toying with the Human Form," San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2001
Crump, Anne, "Building an Experience," San Francisco Examiner, July 20, 2001
Helfand, Glen, "Artificial Instigators," San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 11, 2001
Dayton, Todd, "A.I.: Artistic Intelligence," SF Weekly, June 27, 2001
Tanner, Marcia, Lifelike Exhibition Catalog, New Langton Arts, June 2001
Mill, Francis, "Aural Sex," NY Arts, Vol.5, no. 11, January 2001
Horton, David and Miltner, Kristin, "Aural Sex" review, Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2001
Helfand, Glen, "Breaking the Sound Barrier," Art & Auction, December 2000
Tanner, Marcia, Aural Sex, Exhibition Essay for Catharine Clark Gallery, September 2000
"Aural Sex," review Artstar.com, September 16, 2000
Baker, Kenneth, "Stop, Look and Listen," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, September 9, 2000
Helfand, Glen, "Aural Sex," San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 6, 2000

PUBLISHED WORK

Sculpture, Ancient Remains, 2016
We May Be Ghosts, Land and Sea, 2016
Isolation Party, Heinzfeller Nielistist/Ancient Remains, 2015
Free Films, Ancient Remains, 2015
Yaggdrasil, artist book, Ancient Remains, 2014
Overview, risograph poster series, Land and Sea, 2014
45 Magical Keys, collaborative artist poster book, Good Press Gallery, 2014
The Human Dam, artist book, Land and Sea, 2012
The Book We’ve Been Waiting For, collaborative artist book, Container Corps, 2012
New Vision Alliance, collaborative artist book, Ancient Remains, 2012
Smallworld Headspins, collaborative audio and printed edition, Radical Documents, 2010
Ancient Remains and Propositional Sculptures, artist book, 2009
Hot and Cold, Issue #1, 2009
Anamnesis of the Interstellar Father, artist book, Ancient Remains, 2009
Satellite, Issue #3, 2008
Total Protection Equals Be Active, artist book, Ancient Remains, 2008
Art In Action, Natural World Museum, Earth Aware Editions, 2007
Just the other side of Nowhere, exhibition catalog, 2007
Rites, Audio CD, Queens Nails Records, 2006
Photographs appearing in print for Kill Rock Stars and K Records record labels, both Olympia, WA

EDUCATION

MFA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
BA, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA