Gary Miller, A.O.C.A. - B.FA Print Biography
 
Born: Six Nations, Brantford, Ontario.1950
 
Formal Education
 
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, On
University of Toronto, Toronto, On
Trent University, Peterborough, On
Queen's University, Kingston, On
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
1981 The Northern Sun Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, On
1981 Anthony's Gallery, Toronto, On
LaGalleria, Sudbury, On
Anthony's Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, On
Brignall Gallery, Toronto, On
Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, On
Algonquin Art Gallery, Bancroft, On
1991 Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, On
1996 Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, On
Ecclectic Art and Antiques, Picton, On
Ingram Fine Art, Toronto, On
   
Selected Exhibitions
 
"Contemporary Art of the Iroquois" McDonald Gallery, Government of Ontario, Toronto, On
"Indian Art '80'" Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, On
Anthony's Gallery, Toronto, On
Galleria, Sudbury, On
1981 "Indian Art 81", Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, On
1981 Anthony's Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 The Northern Sun Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, On
1982 Den Art Gallery, Ottawa, On
1982 The Second Nation Art Auction, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, On
1984 "Indian Art 84", Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, On
1984 "The Native Loyalist", Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, On
1984 Whetung Art Gallery, Curve Lake, Ontario
1985 Brignall Gallery, Toronto, On
1985 "Challenges" Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
1985 "Indian Art '85", Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, On
1986 "Indian Art '86", Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, On
1986 "Art of the Seventh Generation: Iroquois Symbols on Canvas and Paper",
Roberson Centre for the Arts and Science, Binghamton, N.Y.
1986 "New Beginnings", Native Business Summit, Toronto, On
1986 "Ascending Culture", Terrasses de la Chaudiere, Hull, Quebec.
1987 "A Celebration of Contemporary Native Art", Southeast Museum, Los Angeles, California.
1987 "Native Life, Native Art", Bank of Hong Kong Bldg. Vancouver, B.C.
1990 Moondance Art Gallery, Madoc, On
1998 Ecclectic Art and Antiques, Picton, On
1998 Uptown Gallery, Toronto, On
Uptown Gallery, Toronto, On
1999 Sacbe Art Gallery, Peterborough, On
2000 Sacbe Art Gallery, Peterborough, On
2000 Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, On
   
Permanent Collections
 
Government of Ontario, Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Penatanguishene, On
Her Majesty's Royal Collection, London, England
Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art, Thunder Bay,On
Cnadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, On
Dept. of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, On
Dept. of Indian Affairs, Toronto, On
Dept. of Indian Affairs, Edmonton, Alta
National Indian Brotherhood, Ottawa, On
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alta
Texico Collection
Woodland Indian Cultural Education Centre, Brantford, On
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, On
Hon. Sheila Copps
- Hon. Flora MacDonald
- The Loyalist College Collection, Belleville, On
Chiefswood Museum, Six Nations, On
- Elder's Lodge, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, On
First Nations Technical Institution, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, On
Alexander Christ, Claremont, On
Robert F. Scott Collection, Belleville, On
David Milne Jr. Collection, Bancroft, On
Indian Hall of Fame, Brantford, On
Dr. F.S. and C.A. Wilson Collection, Toronto, On
Dr. Bernhard Cinader Collection, Toronto, On
Dr. Paul Chapnik, Toronto, On
Helen E. Band Collection, Toronto, On
B. Pierce Collection, Toronto, On
 
Professional Experience
 
Teaching Assistant, Life Drawing, under Eric Freifeld, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, On
Teaching Assistant, Iriquoian Art, under Selwin Dewdney, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, On
Consultant for Toronto Board of Education and Ontario Government Instructor of Art Curriculum, Boyd Conservation Area
Instructor, Artists in the Schools Program in cooperation with Ontario Arts Council
Panelist, Native Artists Conference, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, On
Teacher, Art History and Painting, Loyalist College, Belleville, On
Analyist, Department of Indian and Northern Affiars, "A Celebration of Contemporary Native Art", The Legacy Exhibition, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California
Author, "Cursory Overview, Indian Art Marketability", Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, On
Lecturer, Art, Spirituality and Gender Bias in Native North American Culture, Trent University, Peterborough, On
 
Commissions
 
National Indian Brotherhood, Portrait of the Late Omar Peters, Former Vice President of National Indian Brotherhood
Pauline Johnson Public School, Portrait of E. Pauline Johnson
Iriquois Junior Public School, Mural
Indian Hall of Fame, Drawing of Omar Peters
Loyalist College, six paintings depicting the arrival and early days of the United Empire Loyalists
Ducks Unlimited, painting for a magazine cover
Elder's Lodge Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Mohawk Landing, 1784
First Nations Technical Institute, painting of Mohawk encampment, painting of hunting scene
Village Aid, Villagers Magazine, painting of villagers of Kenya
Numerous private commissions
 
Publications
 
Green, Alma, Tales of the Mohawks, Dent, 1975
Cover for Totem, Tipi and Tumplina, Dent, 1975
Hughes, Art and C. Goller, Native Peoples of the Americas, Van Nostrand, Reinhold n.d.
Loyalist College, the Loyalist College Collection of Original Paintings, by R.G. Miller, 1988
 
Bibliography
 
Fourienzos, Carolyn, "An Erruption of Colour in Van Gogh Style", Northern Life, Sudbury, April 18, 1981
Kuzyk, Jane, "Gary Miller, Portrait of an Iconoclast", Ontario Indian, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1981
"Stirling's Artistic Community Grows", Stirling News-Argus, Oct.5, 1983
Gordon, Penny, "Native artist's work does the talking", The Intelligencer, Belleville, on, Sept.8, 1984
Bennett, John, "Explorations in Colour", The Community Press, Stirling, May 20, 1986
Ashberry, Julia, "Stirling Artist on Display", The Intelligencer, Belleville, May 20, 1986
"Mohawk Artist Commissioned by Loyalist to Create Works for Anniversary", The Intelligencer, Belleville, Jan.9,1987
"Loyalist Celebrates Anniversary with Art", The Trentonian, Jan. 21, 1987
Local Artist Appears in Series", Community Press, Stirling, Jan. 19, 1988
Jourard, Lee, "Featured Artist, T.V. Scene", The Intelligencer, Belleville, June 3, 1988
Drake, Julia, "Courage of Loyalists Captured - Commemorates College's 20th Anniversary", The Intelligencer, Belleville, March 14, 1988
"Local Artists Work Unveiled at College", Stirling News - Argus, March 16, 1988
Gleeson, Richard, "Stirling Artist Completes Prestigious Commission", Sterling News - Argus, Jan. 17, 1990