Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

Coordinates: 40°26′38″N 79°56′36″W / 40.4439°N 79.9432°W / 40.4439; -79.9432

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Established 2000
Location Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Type Art
Director Astria Suparak

The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University is the contemporary art gallery of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located on the university campus on Forbes Avenue at Morewood Avenue, in the Oakland and Shadyside neighborhoods.



The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University supports the creation, understanding and growth of contemporary art through exhibitions, projects, lectures, events and publications. The gallery aspires to engage diverse audiences and to create and strengthen communities through art and ideas. A unit of Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, the three-story, 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) space is free and open to the public and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


The Miller Gallery was founded in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna of Carnegie Mellon School of Art.

During the last ten years, the Miller Gallery has exhibited work by Michelle Stitzlein,Laylah Ali, Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, Michael Bevilacqua, Catherine Chalmers, Michael Ray Charles, Julia Christensen, Minerva Cuevas, Nicole Eisenman, Inka Essenhigh, Karen Finley, Rachel Harrison, Arturo Herrera, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Larry Miller, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Shirin Neshat, Christy Rupp, Ester Partegas, David Shrigley, Al Souza, subRosa, Sarah Sze, TermiteTV, Fred Tomaselli, Kara Walker, Olav Westphalen, Gail Wight, Sue Williams, The Yes Men, and many others.

Notable Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts alumni that have exhibited at the Miller Gallery include Dara Birnbaum, Mel Bochner, Jacob Ciocci (Paper Rad), Peter Coffin (artist), John Currin, Cassandra C. Jones, Joyce Kozloff, Eileen Maxson, Shana Moulton, Rich Pell (Institute for Applied Autonomy, Center for PostNatural History), Blithe Riley, Fereshteh Toosi, Paul Vanouse, and Andy Warhol.

Exhibition History


  • WHATEVER IT TAKES: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions, Curated by Jon Rubin + Astria Suparak


  • 29 CHAINS TO THE MOON: Artists' Schemes for a Fantastic Future, Guest curated by Andrea Grover
  • EXPERIMENTAL GEOGRAPHY, Guest curated by Nato Thompson, Organized by iCI (Independent Curators International)



  • From The Vault: Carnegie Mellon 2009 BFA Senior Exhibition
  • Upper Management: Carnegie Mellon 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now
  • Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men
  • Your Town, Inc.: Big Box Reuse with Julia Christensen


  • Nancy Crow: Works from 1988–2008
  • Preserving a Legacy: Elizabeth Catlett Mora
  • MAYDAY! BFA Senior Exhibition 2008
  • A Moratorium On Make-Believe: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2008
  • Transit 2008
  • Plastic Poetics - Ian Finch, Sarah E. Wood, Maya Schindler and Colin Zaug Curated by Cara Erskine


  • Patricia Maurides, Michelle Stitzlein and Julie Stunden
  • George Nakashima Revealed: The Carnegie Mellon Collection
  • Dee Briggs
  • Glassnost
  • To Get To The Other Side BFA Senior Show 2007
  • Findings MFA 2007 Thesis Exhibition
  • Tides An exhibition of new work from Northern Ireland


  • Dean Kessmann, Pamela Howard, Paul Dickinson Fall Exhibition
  • Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies
  • TRAPPINGS: Stories of Women , Power and Clothing
  • ARTSCOOL 2006 BFA Senior Exhibition
  • Pittsburgh Banal 2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • 100% Centennial


  • Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art
  • Animal Nature
  • Spectacular! Spectacular!: School of Art Class of 2005 Exhibition
  • Too Far Gone: 2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Michael Rovner: Recent Work
  • David Robbins (artist): Ice Cream Social


  • Dialogue in a Landscape: The Kraus Campo, A Garden for Carnegie Mellon University by Mel Bochner and Michael Van Valkenburgh
  • A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: 94th Annual Exhibition
  • Watfa Midani: Recent Paintings
  • 110 Percent: School of Art Class of 2004 Exhibition
  • Shock and Awesome: MFA thesis exhibition 2004
  • Adam Frelin: Recent Work
  • Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter


  • Supervalitragilisticexcelluminaceous: School of Art Faculty Exhibition
  • Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba/Matrix 203: Memorial Project Vietnam
  • Affirmative Actions: Rudy Shepherd
  • The Paper Sculpture Show
  •, intense: BFA Senior Exhibition 2003
  • Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2003
  • Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation


  • Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution
  • Passage: Shirin Neshat
  • Works: Dominique Blain
  • Nothing Isn't Nothing: Roger Sayre
  • 384 Units: BFA Senior Exhibition
  • Happenstance: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2002
  • Plenty: Nancy Davidson


  • Pittsburgh's Spirit: William D. Wade
  • Displacement: Simone Jones
  • Birdscape: Michael Pestel and Jeroen Van Westen
  • Vocabulary: Dale McNutt
  • Perspective: Paul Warne
  • Aether: Delanie Jenkins, Shari Mendelson, Linn Meyers, Paul Stremple, Paul Villinski
  • Just Another Market Mop Up: Andrew Johnson
  • con|cealing re-vealing, Creating and Bridging Gaps in Visual Communication: Kenneth Hiebert
  • The Mechanoid's Bloodline, a digital media installation: Keith Piper (artist)
  • Sextete-a-Tete: MFA thesis exhibition 2001
  • Reversions: Kimberly Burleigh
  • The George and Helen Spelvin Folk Art Collection: curated by Beauvais Lyons
  • Skating on the Eye (Patiner Sur L'oeil): Richard Purdy
  • Reflections on the Natural Way: Dan Namingha


  • Digital Explorations: works from the Schools of Architecture and Design at Carnegie Mellon
  • Nagoya Zokei Works on Paper (on Mino-Washi Japanese Handmade Paper)
  • Kindred Spirits: Marlene Aron, Peggy Lynn Cox, Marilee Keys, and Anne Wolf
  • New (re)Presentation of Latin America on Video: curated by Carolina Loyola Garcia
  • African Spirits in the New World, A Celebration of African Religious Art and its New World Descendants: from the collection of Dr. Frank McGlynn
  • Cortocircuito: Short Circuit: Patricia Villalobos Eccheverria
  • Fusion! Artists in a Research Setting: organized by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Robert Atkins
  • Auto/Visual/Indi/Visible: Carnegie Mellon School of Art Faculty Exhibit
  • Get Empty: MFA Thesis exhibition 2000
  • Living Documentaries, a video installation by Termite TV: Anula Shetty, Carl Lee, Michael Kuetemeyer, and Dorothea Braemer
  • Conservations in the Rustbelt, Brownfields into Greenways: Nine Mile Run Project Group
  • Swells and Extensions: Sharon Louden

Related links

Art Papers review of Keep It Slick- Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Signs of Change

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Keep It Slick- Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men

Pittsburgh City Paper: Signs of Change

Pittsburgh City Paper: Keep It Slick- Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men

Art Review: CMU'S 'Groundworks' is a complex show with local and international reach

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Director of CMU gallery charts challenging course

Pittsburgh City Paper:The Miller Gallery's internationally renowned new curator, Astria Suparak, debuts her first Pittsburgh show.

Rhizome: Interview with Astria Suparak

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