Maggie Mills: HiveMind

Maggie Mills


Contact Information

Maggie@maggiemills.art

http://www.maggiemills.art

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Artist's Biography

Maggie Mills received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has been adjunct faculty at Temple University and University of the Arts and is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Cedar Crest College. She is a current member of Grizzly Grizzly Gallery. Mills is president of the board of Brush With the Law, a program that uses public art projects as an aid for re-entry after incarceration.

Mills was awarded the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ Career Development Fellowship, is a Fleisher Wind Challenge winner, was an NPN/VAN finalist, and completed the Landlab residency through the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions locally and regionally. Her work addresses the effects that environmental, technological, and social dynamics have on our contemporary spaces and the legacy that we leave to subsequent generations through these spaces.

Artist's Statement

Climate change, sprawl, and the exploitation of natural resources are modern plagues that define our environment. Marks made by adults affect the placeswhere children play, learn,and develop into future architects of thisenvironment. Technology fragments and flattens time and space in both our digital and physical worlds.Young people navigate these inherited, hybrid spaces with little guidance. In my work, this narrative is articulated through the use of modern iconography, flattened spaces, metallic line work, and decorative motifs.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Plagues, Center for Visual Research, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

Plagues, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2014
Fleisher Wind Challenge, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Maggie Mills, Sunshine Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2013
Rites of Passage, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Second Home, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Altered Spaces: Mami Kato and Maggie Mills, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2018
CFEVA at The Philadelphia Furniture Show, 23rd St. Armory, Philadelphia, PA

2017
University of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

High Art, Annodyne, Blue Bell, PA

The Future is Female,Westtown School, West Chester, PA

2016
A City of Artists, The Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

The Galleries at the Chamber, Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2015
The Galleries at the Chamber, Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Drawing Conclusions, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Process and Progress, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

The Galleries at the Chamber, Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Pilgrimages, Hancock Garage, Philadelphia, PA

The Galleries at the Chamber, Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid Annual Benefit, Icebox at the Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Stories: Forgotten Philadelphia, Arcadia University, Glenside,PA

2012
The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women’s Art, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

Philadelphia Stories: Forgotten Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Welcome House, Philadelphia, PA

Visions and Vignettes, Artworks, Trenton, NJ

Fragile Boundaries, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

CFEVA Annual Benefit, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Have a Nice Day, Pittsburgh Filmmaker’s, Pittsburgh, PA

Construct, Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

CFEVA Annual Benefit, the Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

Introductions 2011, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2010
The Philadelphia Salon: Art on the Main Line, Philadelphia, PA

Fresh! 2010, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Bi-Mensional D’Motion Shunt, Shadow’s Space, Philadelphia, PA

Long Beach Island Association Juried Exhibition, Long Beach Island, NJ

Philagrafika 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, American Color Print Society, the Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Philagrafika Juried Graphics Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2015
“Seeing the Forest for the Art: Landlab Residency”, Knight Foundation, April 22, 2015

2014
Schwartz, Chip, “Three Interpret Place and Location for Fleisher Wind Challenge”, Knight Foundation, April 22, 2014

2013
“Sunshine//Maggie Mills”, Beyond Art as Surface Evaluation, B.A.S.E.Lancaster.tumblr.com, March 14, 2013

“An Oasis for the Challenged” Philly.com, November 3, 2013

“Philadelphia Abstract Art” Don Brewer Multimedia, July 22, 2013

“Three Exhibits on Display at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, June 27, 2013

“Maggie Mills” Les Femmes Folles, May 7, 2013

“Playground Art by Maggie Mills” Play Scapes, April 23, 2013

“The Return of PIFA” Newsworks.org, March 22, 2013

"Practice Profile: Jessica Ivins" thecreativepractice.wordpress.com, February 13, 2013

2012
34th Street Magazine, October 4, 2012

“The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women’s Art” Koehnline Museum of Art (catalog)

Philadelphia Stories: Forgotten Philadelphia (book)

"Shows Are a Good Reason for a Short Trip to Delaware" Philadelphia Inquirer, July 29, 2012

2011
“CFEVA Fellows at the Icebox” InLiquid.org, June 27, 2011

“CFEVA Construct at the Icebox” DonArtNews.com, June 21, 2011

PAFA After Dark: Wanderlust, June 2, 2011

“CFEVA Introductions 2011” Brewer Multimedia online, February 12, 2011

2010
“Process Makes It- Bambi, Projects, and Vincent Michael” The Art Blog Philadelphia, September 2010

“A Show Vivid in Images, Vitality” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 1, 2010

Professional Experience

Present
Assistant Professor of Art, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

Member, Grizzly Grizzly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

President of the Board, Brush with the Law

2014-2018
Lecturer, Image/ Time, Color, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014-2017
Adjunct Faculty, Drawing and Rendering I, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2014
Landlab Residency, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Fleisher Wind Challenge Winner, Philadelphia, PA

2012
National Performance Network/ Visual Artist Network Residency Finalist

2011
Career Development Fellowship, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2010
First Prize, Philagrafika: American Color Print Society, the Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Jim Bachman Memorial Award, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Education

2010
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA

2000
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA