Reuben Lorch-Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator with an MFA in New Genres from San Francisco State University. For the past five years, he has been an active teaching artist with the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art program, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Eckford Street Studio and Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts and taught in the New York City Public Schools though Studio in a School. He has also taught as a visiting artist and lecturer at Illinois State University, Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute. As a teacher, he works to be a responsive guide, creating space for trying new things and loosening the obstacles to creativity. He emphasizes cultivating curiosity, finding joy in the unexpected and constructive reflection. His goal is to help his students develop acuity over mechanical mastery. Art making can be an experiential practice that can lead to deeper a understanding of the world around us, our selves, others. Lorch-Miller has participated in multiple artist residencies and exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. He approaches his own art work from a perspective of experimentation, understanding that meaning can be often found within the process of doing.





Education

2001  MFA in New Practices, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1993  BA, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Teaching Artist/Educator Experience

2017-Present Teaching Artist, Eckford Street Studio, Brooklyn

2018 Lead Teacher (sculpture), Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, Wheatley Heights, NY

2017 Visiting Artist/Instructor, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Taught a month long seminar for Graduate and Undergraduate students on Artist Run Spaces, provided studio visits and a public lecture

2017 Lead Teacher (sculpture), Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, Wheatley Heights, NY

2016-2014 Teaching Artist, Studio in a School, New York, NY
Experience working with grades 3-7, English Language Learners, students with special needs, Unit Planning, Family Workshops, Teacher PDs, and Exhibition Design and Installation in the New York City Public Schools.

2016  Visiting Faculty, Sculpture, Conceptual Oregon Performance School, Portland, OR

2014  Teaching Artist/Museum Educator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2013-2014  Assistant Teaching Artist, Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art program, PS9, Brooklyn, NY
Worked directly assisting Teaching Artists and School Teachers in providing Art curriculum and instruction in the New York City Public Schools.

2013  Instructor, The Artist in Film, Greenpoint Free School, Brooklyn, NY

2001  Graduate TA for Collections, Evidence and the Narrative, Honors Photography, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1998  Art Teacher, Youth Industries, San Francisco, CA
Taught at-risk teens once a week for one semester.

1996  Visiting Teaching Artist, Reeves Middle School, Olympia, WA
Taught students one day per week for one semester.

1993  Orientation Instructor in the black and white darkroom at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Visiting Artist and Lectures

2019  Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT (upcoming)

2017  Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2016  Olympia Timberland Library, Olympia, WA

2015  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

2013  New York University, New York, 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

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

Other Relevant Employment History

2012-2014  Chief Exhibition Preparitor, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

2005-2012  Freelance Art Handler, Guggenheim Museum, Rubin Museum and Grey Art Gallery, all New York, NY

1999-2005  Art Handler/Museum Carpenter, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

 Solo Exhibitions

2019  Samsara, Et Al., San Francisco, CA (upcoming)

2016  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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  What’s New?, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2015  Perfomative Process, Halsey McKay Gallery, 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  Fishing in the Dark, Violet’s Café, Brooklyn, NY

          As A Shadow Smiles, Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

          Customs, RATS, Berlin, Germany

          The Medium's Session, Zeitgeist Fine Art, Nashville, TN

          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

2010  Mouthful of Poison, Mouthful of Poison, New York, NY

          BLACK LAB, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

          Eternal Return, Nutureart, Brooklyn, NY

2009  Clamoring to Become Visible, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008  Video Kitchen, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Residencies and awards

2017   Visiting Artist Residency, Center for Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2016   Artist in Residence, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA

2015   Artist in Residence, SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014   Artist in Residence, The Shandaken Project, Phoenicia, NY

2013   Learning Through Art, Guggenheim Musuem/New York City Public Schools, PS9, Brooklyn, NY

2010   Artist in Residence, Rocksbox, Portland, OR

2009   Artist in Residence, 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 

Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Lenikus Collection, Vienna, Austria

21c Museum, Lexington KY