Workman Artist Profile: Michael Mills
As a printmaker I examine human landscapes: what does it mean to be made up of ligaments which are tied to bone and then wrapped up inside skin? In my large-scale photographic work I continue to map structures: buildings, sidewalks, trees, bodies, but now my question expands. What does the vastness and smallness of the human enterprise mean in relationship to the natural and manmade structures that daily animate our lives?
Michael Mills is active in the arts community as an exhibitor, juror, curator and lecturer. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Biblical Art in New York, Sty Wet San Native Long House in Vancouver, the Ontario Provincial Legislature, Varley Gallery, Markham, J.B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. His work is catalogued in Pongrazc and Roosa's, The Next Generation (W.B. Eerdman). Michael is a Companion of the Worship Arts and worked with the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, a professional interest group of the American Institute of Architecture in their annual art awards programme for Faith and Form Magazine.
Michael is also a member of Workman Arts where he sits on the Advisory Board. He is past-president of the Ontario Society of Artists and has spoken widely on art criticism, lecturing at the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the University of Saskatchewan and Wilfrid Laurier University. Michael has spoken on and exhibited his work at Mindfest Toronto. Korper-Landschaften, the Munich exhibition of his work received critical acclaim in Suddeutsche Zeitung.