Who are we?
BFA (N.S.C.A.D. University),
MA in the Social History of Art (Leeds University)
Marcus Miller has worked across Canada as a curator, writer, artist and a teacher. Until August 2011 he served as Director of Galleries for the City of North Battleford where he curated Portraits: Painting, Face-Pulling and Storytelling featuring paintings by Allen Sapp and historical portraits of Aboriginals from the Drumming Hill Collection. His tenure in North Battleford culminated with the 4th North Battleford Biennial Sculpture Symposium entitled BIG THINGS. At the Art Gallery of Alberta (2006-09) he curated a number of thought provoking exhibitions including The New Flâneurs: Contemporary Urban Practice and the Picturesque and a major survey of Edmonton artist: Sylvain Voyer (founder of Latitude 53). The New Flâneurs combined historical artwork and a new video installation by walking artist: Don Gill, with popular urban phenomena like Parkour, Geocaching and Urban Exploration. He designed a modular presentation system of platforms, walls, ramps, desks and seats that mimicked Parkour “obstacles” and invited spectators to engage their bodies as they experienced pictures and texts. Miller has lectured at Carleton University (Ottawa) in the Department of Architecture and Concordia University (Montréal) with graduate and undergraduate courses in the contemporary art. He continues to write art criticism for a wide range of readers: until 2005 as the Montréal Correspondent for Contemporary Magazine(London), as well as Canadian Art, BorderCrossings, Blackflash and the Canadian Medical Association Journal, among many others.