A. Bill Miller


Work by A. Bill Miller

April 13

through May 4, 2013

We exist within a built environment that is constantly mediated by the grid. Grids organize space through coordinate mapping and patterns of development. Grids compress, redisplay, and reorder information. Grids are an enforcement system imposed upon both nature and culture.

Grids can also be populated with marks that are fundamentally human — the characters of our shared alphabets. These marks — once scratched by hand, now recorded by a keypress — are not simply carriers of meaning but iconic forms in their own right. The codes of information interchange can potentially become an artist’s palette, a medium for drawing. The coldness and rationality of the grid confronts the warmth and playfulness of the human touch.

A. Bill Miller is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona. He earned his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His nationally and internationally exhibited works include his acclaimed Gridworks Project, which comprises abstract ASCII drawings, ink drawings, animated GIFs, and video elements.

More information at master-list2000.com/abillmiller


Transfer is pleased to present a unique series of work from our flat files produced by A. Bill Miller. Available in limited edition, this series supports the installation of Gridworks and the exposure of Miller’s work to a wider collecting public.

Transfer’s limited edition pieces are offered in tandem with each exhibition, and can be acquired online or in the gallery.

sentences on conceptual art in gridfont7 by A. Bill Miller

sentences on conceptual art in gridfont7

Digital pigment print on semi-gloss photo paper. 18" × 24"

$150 USD

This archival-quality poster depicts Sol LeWitt's Sentences On Conceptual Art in Miller's own gridfont7, a custom True Type font generated using simple instructions. The font is available for free download. The digital edition of this work is part of the Rhizome Artbase archive.

Limited to an edition of 5.

Gridworks 2000 Collage 38 by A. Bill Miller

Gridworks2000 Collage 38

Inkjet print on archival paper. Edition of 5. 11" × 17"

$40 USD

Gridworks 2000 Collage 17 by A. Bill Miller

Gridworks2000 Collage 17

Inkjet print on archival paper. Edition of 5. 11" × 17"

$40 USD

These editioned inkjet prints from Miller’s ongoing Gridworks series reward the viewer with an exuberance that belies their systematic foundation. Each work is printed on archival 11" × 17" paper, and comes signed and numbered by the artist.

Limited to an edition of 5.