Gabby Miller

b. 1985


2020 MFA, Studio Art, UC Irvine. Irvine, CA 

2008 BA, Anthropology, Reed College. Portland, OR

Solo Exhibitions

2017 “Second Sleep”. The Luggage Store Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2015 “Di Xuyen/Crossing”. Nha San Collective. Hanoi, Vietnam

2010 "Hue Blue" New Space Arts Foundation. Hue, Vietnam 

Selected Projects

2018 Thanh Party with Queer Forever! Hanoi, Vietnam

2018 Co-organizer of POC retreat at This Will Take Time. Point Arena, CA

2018 "Feral Atlas" Aarhus University Research of the Anthropocene. Aarhus, Denmark 

2017 earthseed. Co-organizer of POC retreat at Salmon Creek Farm. Albion, CA 

2015 "Crossing" 21 day trip on containership crossing The Pacific Ocean. Supported by The Asian Cultural Council. 

2015  “Tuyen Tu Queer” Editor of bilingual Vietnamese-English dictionary of queer terms. Hanoi, Vietnam

2015 “Queer Forever” Co-organizer of Queer Arts Festival. Hanoi, Vietnam

2015 “The Lesbian Lexicon” Co-curator of  forty artist exhibition celebrating the publication of a “Dictionary of Queer Terms”. The Tenderloin National Forest. San Francisco, CA

2012 “HINTERLANDS” Curator & Artist. Three Month Residency & Exhibition with artists from Hanoi, and Shanghai. Luggage Store Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2012  “STREETWISE: Eliava Bazaar” Curated by Lydia Matthews + Laurie Lazer as part of Artesterium. Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia

2011 “Skylines Without Flying People” Catalogue Essay. Rory Gill Fine Art. London, UK  

2010/2011“IN:ACT – Performance Art Symposium” Co-organizer. Nha San Studio. Hanoi, Vietnam

2010 “Nguyen Manh Hung” Curator. Marena Rooms Gallery. Torino, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 “Spa Day” UAG Galleries. Irvine, CA

2018 "Containment" Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Summit, NJ 

2018 "Present Tense" IFAC. Irvine, CA 

2017 "Museum of Capitalism" Opening Exhibition. Oakland, CA 

2017 "FREE TRADE" Chinese Culture Center. San Francsico, CA 

2017 "Coast Lines" University of Arizona Art Museum. Tucson, AZ 

2016 “Welcome to The Left Coast” Luggage Store Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2015 “Glammorgeddon: The Spectacle “ SOMarts. San Francisco, CA

2013 “A Rainbow in Curved Air: Binh Danh, Christine Nguyen & Gabby Miller“ San Jose City

Hall. San Jose, CA

2013 “Me Love You Long Time” Boston Center for the Arts. Boston, MA

2013 “Queer Forever: Lu Yang, Viet Le & Gabby Miller” Nha San Collective. Hanoi, Vietnam

2012 “Occupy Bay Area” YBCA. San Francisco, CA

2012  “Continuations: Processing War and Trauma” Kearny Street Workshop. Oakland, CA

2012 “Ở, Work by Artists of Vietnamese Heritage” Basespace at SAIC, Chicago, IL

2012  “Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center: 15 Year Anniversary” SOMarts. San Francisco, CA

2012  “Best Revenge: A Beautiful Fuck You” Group Exhibition as part of NQAF. San  Francisco, CA

2011  “Any’ting You Want: New Works on Sex and Gender Expression by contemporary  

artists from Hanoi, Los Angeles, and New York” Krause Gallery, NY, NY

2011  “Dirtstar: Take Root” Group Exhibition As part of NQAF. Tenderloin National Forest. San

Francisco, CA

2011 “Proud Out Loud” Group Exhibition for Cambodian Pride.  Meta House. Phnom Penh,


2016 “Turquoise Wake: Coal, Air, Chicken & Shit” Residency.  Random Parts Gallery. Oakland, CA

2010  Residency. Hooyang Performing Arts Center. Wonju, South Korea  

2010 “Hue Blue ” Residency + Solo Exhibition. New Space Arts Foundation. Hue, Vietnam

Grants + Awards

2018 Diversity Recruitment Fellowship, UC Irvine 

2018 Medici Scholarship Award, UC Irvine 

2015 Asian Cultural Council - Individual Grant 

2012 Furlotti Family Foundation 

2012 Asian Cultural Council - Project Grant 

Walter and Elise Haas Family Foundation: Cultural Commons (2012)


Madrigal, Alexis. “Containers” Podcast Series (Fusion Network 2017)

Hunt, Emily. “Artist Gabby Miller Journeyed from Oakland to China by Cargo Ship” (KQED Mar 2016)

Burke, Sarah. “Gabby Miller as Cultural Cargo” (East Bay Express Mar 2016)

“In Conversation: Queer Art & Activism” (  Dec 2015)

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “Questionnaire” (MIT Press 2012)

Alpert, Emily. "Making Art and Getting in Trouble in Vietnam" (LATimes Feb 2012)

Drake, Katherine. "Tri, Tri Again" (Art Forum Nov 2012)

Lectures + Panels

2019 Artist Talk. San Art. HCMC, Vietnam

2017 Visual and Public Art Lecture Series. California State University Monterey Bay

2017 Visiting Artist Talk. Coast Lines. Henson Gallery. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ

2016 Artist Talk. Random Parts Gallery. Oakland, CA

2015 Artist Talk. Nha San Collective. Hanoi, Vietnam

2015 Artist Talk. University of Fine Arts. Hue, Vietnam

2012 Artist Talk. The Future is Now. SomARTS. San Francisco, CA

2012 Panel. Hinterlands. The Tenderloin National Forest. San Francisco, CA

2012 Panel. Me Love You Long Time. Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Newark, NJ

2010 Artist Talk. New Space Arts Foundation. Hue, Vietnam

2010 Artist Talk. Metta House. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Related Experience

2018 Board Member. Dhamma Dena Meditation Center. Joshua Tree, CA

2016 Board Member. The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. Oakland, CA

2016 Lead Teacher. The Millennium School. San Francisco, CA  

2014-2016 Lead Teacher. The San Francisco Friends School. San Francisco, CA

2012-2014 Program and Outreach Coordinator. The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. Oakland, CA

2010-2012  Country Liaison. Global Exchange. Hanoi, Vietnam

2008-2010 Teaching Fellow. The Oxbow School. Napa, CA  

2005-2006 English Teacher for Artists. Campus. Hanoi, Vietnam

2005-2006 Gallery Assistant. Art Vietnam Gallery. Hanoi, Vietnam

2003 - 2005 Gallery Assistant. The Luggage Store Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2003 Assistant. Mr Lady Records. San Francisco, CA


The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, as part of The Occuprint Portfolio