Artist Jill Miller will speak 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 as part of the “Art Without Borders V: Seriously, Funny” exhibition at 100 Lord Hall.
Miller is based in San Francisco and graduated from UCLA in 2004, where she worked with the artist John Baldessari, whose work Miller “re-mixed” for her piece at Lord Hall.
In her most recent work, Miller shadowed a private investigator on real cases, learning techniques of surveillance. After this phase of the project, she used what she had learned to track and observe San Francisco’s art collectors. The results were posted to her Web site, jillmiller.net.
Miller’s work deals with elements of performance and technology. In 2005, she exhibited a piece titled “Waiting for Bigfoot,” in which she camped in the woods of Northern California – “Big Foot Country,” while being viewed in an English gallery via Web cam.
Other works run to the risque – an infiltration of fetish sites, where Miller posed as “Cupcake,” an anonymous school girl, is capable of offending in theory only: nothing overtly sexual and no nudity was involved.
Miller is currently an instructor at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts.
The exhibition at Lord Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday.
On Sept. 5, artist Christopher Michael Sullivan performed at the gallery. His piece involved cold-calling art investors to talk them into purchasing another work:dollar bills with his name printed over them.
For more information about the show, visit withoutbordersfest.org.