BUCKY MILLER // Playbill or Satellite
curated by Christian Michael Filardo
“I moved into a house in the Woodland Heights neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The multi-bedroom southern house was too big for one person. I thought perhaps we could make the house into an art space. I gave it a name, called it “Museum of”. Artist Bucky Miller had been in Philadelphia doing a residency at RAIR Philly, a residency located at a dump, he’d been making sculptures and photographs there. So, I invited him to come exhibit some of the work he had made during his time in Philadelphia. Thus, Museum of became a reality. Miller’s show “Playbill or Satellite” opened on the evening of September 6th, 2018. The show is still on display and can be seen by appointment.”
Christian Michael Filardo
Bucky Miller is an internationally-exhibited artist who was born in Phoenix, AZ and currently lives in Texas. His work has been shown in solo or two-person exhibitions at spaces such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Jonathan Hopson Gallery, as well as in numerous group exhibitions. Miller’s work has also been featured in publications like n+1, Der Greif, The Believer, and spot. His first self-published book, The Picture of the Afghan Hound, was selected as one of photo-eye’s best photobooks of 2016. Miller was the recipient of the 2017 Umlauf Sculpture Prize by the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas. He attended the Recycled Artist in Residency program in Philadelphia, PA and the Little Brown Mushroom Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers in St. Paul, MN. He earned a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Russell Lee Endowed Presidential Fellow in Photography for three years and temporarily resided in London as part of an exchange with the Royal College of Art program in sculpture. He also has a BFA in Art (Photography) from Arizona State University.
Artist: Bucky Miller
Curator: Christian Michael Filardo