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2019 Artist Fellow

Adam Milner

https://adammilner.com

Adam Milner (b. 1988) lives and works in Pittsburgh. Milner’s sprawling and deeply personal practice examines notions of value, intimacy, and power. The works, which take the form of sculptures, videos, drawings, texts, and interventions, have included a week-long performance aboard a cruise ship hosted by the app Grindr, collaborating with material engineers at NASA, and routinely drawing his boyfriend’s blood. He has exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Aspen Art Museum, Galería Mascota, and David B. Smith Gallery. Upcoming projects include the Clyfford Still Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory, and the Herron School of Art + Design at Indiana University. Milner received his MFA in 2017 from Carnegie Mellon University, is a recent participant of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Pedestal (or, Imagine me this big!), 2017; artist's wisdom tooth on bronze with patina — View detail

Temporary Furniture, 2017 taxidermy specimens in display cases on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, granite slabs, floral arrangements in glass vases — View detail

Weak Container, 2017 mine and Fred's blood on a pair of cotton seersucker suits, with display fixtures — View detail

Beds (The first thing I do each morning is photograph my bed or wherever I slept), 2009-present digital archive; presentation variable — View detail

Beds, installation documentation, Continental Drift at Aspen Art Museum (2012) — View detail

Remains, 2016 personal items from my life and Andy Warhol’s life — View detail

Nowhere Voyage, 2014-2015; performance on cruise ship, HD video (looping), and artifacts from ship (found and recreated) — View detail

Let's build a house but not here, 2017; Bambi’s nail and Josh’s gold chain in NASA Lunar Regolith Brick (JSC-1A lunar soil simulant and bovine serum albumin) — View detail