Mikhail’s work often explores the narratives created within a local community though street-level interventions. His interest in strengthening daily interactions through a shared experience stems from a sense of creative optimism for the future. An aspect of his practice involves painting wood panels, installing them around cities, and taking photos of the installations. During his residency at the 809 gallery, Mikhail will return to this process on a mass scale, experimenting with different techniques of production as well as re-visiting the power of myths and local legends.
Mikhail Miller is a visual artist, community organizer and social activist born in Calgary, AB, Canada. Mikhail graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006, with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Print Media faculty. From 2008/09 Mikhail served as a work/study intern at the Banff Centre for the Arts. In 2010/11 he was curator of the Ministry of Casual Living artist-run project space. Mikhail’s prints, paintings, sculptures and community murals have been enjoyed throughout much of western Canada and internationally. Recently Mikhail spent a four-month period making new work in Oaxaca, Mexico, which resulted in two solo exhibitions at Espacio Zapata in Oaxaca and Galeria Anomalia in Mexico City. Mikhail Miller currently lives and works in Victoria, BC.