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Highlights from the Miller Gallery's exhibitions, projects, and events. All events listed are open to the public.

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Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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HOURS: Tues.-Sun., 12-6pm
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ADMISSION: Free + open to the public


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A Seriously Serious Painting Show by CMU MFA Students, including
Daniel Allende, Carl Bajandas, Zhiwan Cheung, Nima Dehghani, Isla Hansen, Yun Mi Her, Scarlow Lincoln Jesse Kauppila, Dakotah Konicek, Jaewook Lee, Tucker Marder, Daniel Pillis, and Robert Raczka.
May 2, Fri. 7-10pm: Reception
@5139 Penn Ave., Bloomfield

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New book "Craftivism: Art of Craft & Activism" includes Alien She artists LJ Roberts and FaytheLevine.

Congrats to Alien She's Stephanie Syjuco for winning a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship!

Check out MycoWorks, Intimate Science artist Philip Ross's creative research and advanced biomaterials applied to sustainable design solutions.

Congrats to Steve Gurysh, John Pena and Jon Rubin, winners of the 2014 Investing in Professional Artists Grants (Heinz Endowments & The Pittsburgh Foundation).


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Carnegie Mellon 2014 Senior Art Exhibition

Organized by the School of Art
May 3 - 17, 2014

"The 2014 Senior Art Exhibition includes work that is weird, glamorous, poetic, delicate, provocative, cryptic, outrageous, beautiful, ingenious, contemplative and more. Always searching and exploring, this final exhibition of work by the senior students is the culminating expression of their time at Carnegie Mellon. As well as developing their own work, they have built a set of artistic relationships, which will sustain them well into the future." - John Carson, Head of the School of Art + Regina and Marlin Miller Professor Carnegie Mellon University


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May 2, Fri. 6-8pm

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May 6, Tues. 1-4pm
Tour with Artists + Faculty

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Sept. 19, 6-8pm
2014 Pittsburgh Biennial
@Miller Gallery

Sept. 20 - Dec. 7, 2014 (tbc)
Curated by Casey Droege
Organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

This fall we will participate for the second time in the Pittsburgh Biennial. This collaborative city-wide exhibition project is presented by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Mattress Factory, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Glass Center. The Biennial celebrates the region's most compelling artists as well as our unique visual arts landscape. Through partnership with seven of the city's leading visual arts presenting organizations, the Pittsburgh Biennial offers a more complete cross section of the region's artists across our great city!


2014 Pittsburgh Biennial
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Alien She
Curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss
Organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

Visitors poured into Vox Populi in Philadelphia the last few weeks to view Alien She, traveling from New York City, Baltimore, D.C., Chicago, Montreal, Connecticut, Delaware, and Pittsburgh. Events at Vox Populi included local performances, a discussion on feminism and race, a self-defense workshop, Women who ROCK karaoke, a zine workshop, and more.

If you are on the west coast and have missed the exhibition and events, you're in luck! The Alien She exhibition opens it's third iteration Oct. 24 at Yerba Buena Center for Arts.

Alien She is "the first exhibition to explore the legacy of the Riot Grrrl punk feminist movement... [It] dynamically aggregates art and craft, video documentary, print ephemera, and music, concentrating on Riot Grrrl’s sphere of influence in North America from the early 1990s to the present." (Artforum). The show features new work by a half-dozen contemporary artists, alongside a host of rare archival materials.

Recent responses from visitors:
"Just saw 'Alien She' at Vox Populi and my life is changed."

"I loved seeing the show...the strength of these creative unabashed women reminds me why I do what I do."

Recent Press:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage:
Exclusive interview with Miranda July on Riot Grrrl and Joanie 4 Jackie: "Creating a loose underground network of women filmmakers actually did sustain me and teach me what I needed to know"

The Philadelphia Inquirer:
"One of the most interesting things is that we've seen how Riot Grrrl has influenced our friends, peers, artists, and colleagues today," Moss said. "Riot Grrrl has had an impact not just in the communities we're involved in, but also internationally."


Alien She exhibition
Alien She
opening at Vox Populi

Tour Schedule
Philadelphia, PA:
March 7
- April 27, 2014
@ Vox Populi

San Francisco, CA:
Oct. 24, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015

@ Yerba Buena Center for the Art

Newport Beach, CA:
Feb. 13 - May 17, 2015
@ Orange County Museum of Art

Portland, OR:
Sept. 3 - Nov. 27, 2015
@ Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery & Project Space

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Riot Grrrl Census: If Riot Grrrl has had an influence on your life, please respond to this short survey:

Riot Grrrl Chapters Map: If you see a chapter missing on the map or know more specific information (dates, exact locations), email details to: riotgrrrlcensus (at)
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Store Sale
@ Miller Gallery's 1st floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Open during gallery hours

Check out best selling books from recent exhibitions including Sign Painters + Handmade Nation from the Alien She exhibition and the New Art/Science Affinities book from the Intimate Science exhibition.

Last chance for low stock T-shirts, videos, stuffed toys, booklets and more by The Yes Men, Justseeds, subRosa and others.

50% off games, stationery and select publications and posters from previous exhibitions featuring Dee Briggs, Nancy Crow, Joyce Kozloff, Patricia Maurides, George Nakashima and more. In store and online stock vary slightly. Browse online.

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