Maggie Mills

Maggie Mills

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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 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 and the other members of Grizzly Grizzly are the recipients of a Velocity Fund Grant through the Andy Warhol foundation and of the Added Velocity Grant through the William Penn Foundation. Mills was awarded the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ Career Development Fellowship, is a Fleisher Wind Challenge winner, was an NPN/VAN finalist, and was and inaugural resident of the Landlab residency through the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions regionally. Her work addresses the effects that climate change and the exploitation of nature and animals 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 and animals are modern plagues that define our environment. Decisions made by adults affect the places where children play, learn, and develop into future architects of this environment. 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, children and animals are observers, victims, and masters of this world. This narrative is articulated through the use of modern iconography, flattened spaces, metallic line work, and decorative motifs.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo & Two-Person
    2020
    The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery, Allens Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

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

    Maggie Mills, 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
    2020
    Alluvium, Fairmount House, Philadelphia, PA

    Assemblage: 20 Years of Art at the Schuylkill Center, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

    2019
    New Now III, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Social Justice in Misinformation Age, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA

    CFEVA Art Party, Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA

    Your Plus-One, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

    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

    2019
    "Work Addressing Contemporary Spaces By Maggie Mills", Create! Magazine, Miami Addition, Issue XVIII

    2018
    "Leroy Johnson", Artforum, (Grizzly Grizzly)

    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

    2020
    Common Field Convening conversation co-host, A Certain Kind of Space

    Added Velocity Grant Recipient, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

    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