In a hybrid of performative, participatory, and experiential formats, Naomi Miller makes work to address her mental fixations by using personas, video, photography, relationships, office paraphernalia, and administrative tactics. Her projects often assume the form of established infrastructures that she shifts to meet her purposes: The Work Office (TWO), in collaboration with Katarina Jerinic, is a WPA-inspired employment agency for artists, Iron Maiden Artists Tours leads artistic adventures in a 1978 Volvo station wagon, and Museum Everywhere Everyone Everything is a roaming temporary museum that spans the every.
Naomi was a resident at The MacDowell Colony, The Wassaic Project, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’s SHIFT Residency; a participant in LMCC’s Swing Space and a local inbound resident at apexart; and received a Brooklyn Arts Council grant. The Work Office (TWO) was produced five times in New York, 2009–11, including in Times Square with the Times Square Alliance. Iron Maiden Artist Tours ran 2011–13 with seven tours and artists. She often creates her own events for performances and projects, and her work has been included in exhibits at the Arts Incubator and Crossfit Commitment in Chicago, IL; The Wassaic Festival, NY; CONFLUX 2012, New York, NY; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY; Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; and Printed Matter, New York, NY.
Naomi received her BA in English and studio art at Clark University in 1996 and a MFA in photography at San Francisco Art Institute. She lives and works in Chicago, IL.