S H A L A   M I L L E R 

1993. Born in Cleveland, Ohio.


Bard College, current MFA candidate

New York Film Festival Artist Academy, 2019

La Selva Film Accelerator Lab with Lucrecia Martel, 2019

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017. Bachelor of Fine Arts.

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR, 2016. Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA, 2012-2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

Alliance Française de Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014 - 2016


In a Silent Way, Dakar Biennale, Dakar, Senegal, 2018

To Break the Ocean, AC Institute, New York, NY, 2018

Eclipsing, Arts Incubator, Chicago, IL, 2018

Multiple Sides of the Bed, MINKA Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, 2017

DeNue, SUGS Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2016

Relational Aesthetics of Some Sweet Strangers, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 2016

15 (Because We Are Here For the Walls That Say Maybe), Fat City Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2015

Blackness is More Than One Story, Siragusa Gallery - SAIC, 2015

Intersection, Siragusa Gallery - SAIC, 2015

Fresh Juju, Black Harvest Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, 2014

SCAD Foundations Honors Show, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2013


Heat Situated/Necessary Accessories, The Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, IL, 2017


The Get Free Telethon, Red Bull Arts, 2020

Ten Toes Down, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, 2018

Sincerely, Yours, Microlights, Milwaukee, Wi, 2018


Public Excess Issue No. 1, 2016

MOUTH, SAIC BFAW Publication, 2015

SAIC Photography Department Catalog, 2014 & 2015

Body, Manifold, SUGS Gallery publication c/o Amina Ross, 2015


If the wind were water we’d all be really whet… by Kaleigh Moynihan, Prairie Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2017

The Walk, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017

Last Week by Beau O’Reilly, Curious Theatre Branch, Prop Thtr, Chicago, IL, 2017

‘I Can’t Reach the Sugar on My Back’ - An Anti Love Song About Love Songs Made With Butter in My Hands and a Dandelion to My Chin by Shala Miller. Reading, Curious Theatre Branch Rhinofest Vaudeville, Prop Thtr, 2017

The Play by Kayleigh Moynihan, Activate Chicago in Association with the Loop Alliance (Creative Director: Cheryl Pope), 2015


Silent Reading Hour, Sparkle Nation, Montez Press Radio, 2020

Intersectionality Critique Panel, panelist, SAIC, 2014 & 2015


Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Fellowship, 2017

Student Leadership Award, SAIC, 2017

Goldman Sachs Scholar, 2015

SAIC Dean’s List for Outstanding Sophomores, 2015

Excellence in Leadership Award, SAIC, 2015

SAIC Merit Scholarship, 2013

SCAD Merit Scholarship, 2012-2013


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