Billy Joe Miller

Billy Joe Miller is a interdisciplinary artist. He creates architectural interventions, performance and immersive environments in response to the natural world. Considering the present state of trauma to the natural environment and the global political landscape, Miller is particularly inspired to collaborate with vulnerable communities and natural environments to make installations, interventions and inclusive art spaces. He worked as a hospice nursing assistant for many years and has helped people through the process of dying. In 2010, he was diagnosed with MS, an experience that has motivated a concentrated and more radical approach to his work. From San Diego California, Billy Joe now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his own artwork, Miller creates community-based projects, curates exhibitions and produces public art. His work has been supported by New Mexico Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Meow Wolf and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Selected Works
 
Shasta Wreath, 2020
organic materials obtained in collaboration with Nathan Weick and a Bureau of Land Management Forester, 100 inches diameter, wreath 100 inches diameter, ash circle
 
Paradise Aluminum, 2020
melted aluminum from Paradise, CA, in collaboration with Nathan Weick, 1 ½ x 41 x 39 inches
Exhibitions & Programs