LORNA MILLS

Lorna Mills, Doggeh, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Clouds, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Dear, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Mountains, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Mountain Light, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Jelly, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Tree Liner, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, Waterfalls, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, River, 2015, GIF, Edition of 3
Lorna Mills, SCRAP: Terry, 2013, GIF, Edition of 3

LORNA MILLS

Canadian artist Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work.

She has also co-curated monthly group GIF projections for the “Sheroes” performance series in Toronto, a group GIF projection event “When Analog Was Periodical” in Berlin with Anthony Antonellis, and a four person GIF installation, “:::Zip The Bright:::” at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, with Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva. Lorna Mills’ most recent project, “Ways of Something” is a collaborative remake of the 1972 John Berger documentary “Ways of Seeing” episodes one through four, featuring 113 networked artists.

Lorna Mills is represented by Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Education:
1993-94
Information Technology Design Centre, U of T, and Digital Media Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

EXHIBITIONS
2017
Sunrise/Sunset, net art commission curated by Christiane Paul for The Whitney Museum’s online Artport, USA
Wetland, animated gif commission curated by Jason Eppink for Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY, US
Transfer Download, group curated by Kelani Nicole for HEK, Basel CHand Chronus Art Center Shanghai CN
2016
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, group, curated by Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Transfer Download, group curated by Kelani Nicole for The Current Museum New York, USA
Colour Fields, eight channel installation at the Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
Mountain Light/Time, solo installation, curated by Times Square Arts and the Moving Image Festival, Times Square NYC
Digitra, group, curated by Ennio Bianco for TRA Gallery, Treviso, Italy
Virtual Body – Der Mensch in der giditalen Kunst group, NRW- Forum Dusseldorf, Germany
Stop and Go, group, curated by Valentina Tanni & Saverio Verini for smART – polo per l’arte, Rome, Italy
2015
At play in the Fields of the Lord, (solo) Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
DRKRM, (group) curated by Wolf Lieser, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
10 Years at the Zoo, (group) curated by Carlos Saez and Marisol Salanova, Centro de Creacion Contempoorania, Valencia, Spain
Imitation of Life, (group) curated by Crystal Mowry for KWAG, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
Carnival of Sorts, (three person) curated by Jacqueline Maybe/failed projects for G Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Relational Changes, (group) curated by _Cointemporary for Christine Konig Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Abrupt Diplomat, (solo) McLuhan Salon, Canadian Embassy for Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
Digital Conditions, (group) Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
#LocalNon #Sculpture, (group) curated by Florian kuhlman, for Athens Digital Artys Festival, Athens, Greece
Spamm Virtualism, (group) curated by Helena Acosta & Systaime, Babycastles, NYC, Eklus, Paris & Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia
La Rambleta, (group) curated by Carlos Saez & Emilio Gomariz, Valencia, Spain
First Look, (group) curated by Jason Eppink for The Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
2014
Unoriginal Genius, (group) curated by Domenico Quaranta for Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London, UK
Coded After Lovelace, (group) curated by Nora O’Murchu and Faith Holland for Neon Digital Arts Festival, Dundee, Scotland
Flickering Formalism, (solo) curated by RM Vaughan for ISEA, Dubai, UE
Wallpapers, (group) curated by Nicolas Sassoon, Sara Ludy & Sylvain Sailly, for Newforms Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Life and People, (3 person) curated by Caitlin Jones & Sarah Todd for Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
Megarave-Metarave, (group) curated by Raffael Dorig for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
The House in the Sky, (group) Hayward Gallery, London UK
Gifbytes, (group) curated by Daniel Roarke for Bitrates, Shiraz Artists Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
Dashboard, (group) curated by Kamilia Kard & David Quiles Guillo, Kalpany Artspace, Milano, Italy
META, (group) curated by David Quiles Guillo, for 180 Creative Camp, Abrantes, Portugal
#LocalNonOffLine, (group) curated by Florian Kuhlmann, Ebertplatz, Cologne, Germany
Money Works Part 2, (group) curated by Tina Sauerländer for Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin, Germany
2013
Crazy, Sexy, Cool, (group) curated by Jennifer Chan for .dpi, Montreal, Canada
SPAMM: Dulce, (group) Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela
The Axis of Something, (solo) curated by Kelani Nichole at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
_MON3Y AS AN 3RRR0R, (group) curated by Vasily Zaitsev, online.
Economics and The Immaterial, (group) curated by Nora O’Murchu, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland
Refresh: Internet Art in the Digital Age, curated by Chelsea Pettitt, for Remotespace online.
Gordian Conviviality, (group) curated by Max Schreier, for Import Projects, Berlin, Germany
Monaddigital WebExpo, (group) curated by Mathieu Delourme, Nomade Gallery, Hangzhou, China
Virtual Verbs, (group) curated by Molly Richards, online.
Ivory Tower, (group) curated by Kaitlynd O´Doherty & Sarah Pater, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
:::ZIP THE BRIGHT:::, (4 Persons) curated by Lorna Mills for Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada & Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
OFFLINE ART: Hardcore, (group) curated by Aram Barthol for Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
Parcel, (group) curated by Rollin Leonard, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY, USA
Decenter , (group) curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer, for Abrams Art Center, NY, USA
SPAMM: Safari, (group) curated by Michael Borras, Sao Paulo, Brazil & Chicago, USA
2012
[Street _Team], (group) curated by Alfredo Salazar-Caro, various projection locations, New York, USA
Polyester, (solo) curated by Manuel Fernandez, Domaine Gallery, on-line (Spain)
Hello AMIGA , (group) video commissioning project for Toronto Animated Image Society, TSV Gallery Toronto, Canada
#101112, (group) curated by Nina Wenhart, Spacebar Galleries, Linz, Austria
Atlanta Billboard Project, (group) Outdoor billboard animation, Atlanta, USA
Exciting Virtuals, (group) curated by Georges Jacotey, Drama, Greece
RE: Arrange, (group) curated by Patrick Macaulay, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Born in 1987, (group) curated by Katrina Sluis, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
#D, (group) curated by Giselle Zatonyl, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
ROJA/NOVA Money 2, collaboration with Yoshi Sodeoka & Plink Flojd for Mitte, Sao Paolo, Brazil & Barcelona, Spain
IRL SPAMM, (group) at Les Transnumeriques #4, curated by Thomas Cheneseau + SYSTAIME, Galleries in Brussels, Belgium
The Material Glitch: Technoscience Gone Wild, (group) Quinary Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada
Video Violence. optional commemoration and the future, (group), Kunsthaus Dresden , Germany
Evil is Interesting, (group) curated by Michael Workman/Antidote Projects at Antena, Chicago, USA
2011
Graphics Interchange Format, (group) curated by Paddy Johnson, Denison University, Granville, USA
5caaarr3d &anp PR0f4nee, (group) curated by Rollin Leonard, Peake Island, Maine, USA
Operatic Narcoleptic, curated by Chiara Passa, Widget Art Gallery, iPhone project, Rome, Italy
Special Ellipse, (group) curated by Ryan Watkins-Hughes, The Front, New Orleans, USA
2010
Zen Dog Somewalls, curated by Chris Ashley, Oakland, California, USA
Titles 6 & 7, (group) curated by Yam Lau, Sunny Kerr & Tania Ursomarzo The MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie &Musée d’art de Joliette, Quebec, Canada
2009
Reply All, web project curated by Art Metropole and SAVAC
Persona Volare: Expo, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Titles 5, , (group) curated by Yam Lau, Sunny Kerr & Tania Ursomarzo Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
2008
La petite mort de l’art Video, installation for Images festival at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Titles 4 , (group) curated by Yam Lau, Sunny Kerr & Tania Ursomarzo, Forest City Gallery/Attic Books, London, UK
Titles 3 Articule Gallery, Librairie L’Écume des Jours, Montreal, Canada
2007
English (2007 video edition) at The International Festival of Authors, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Stripes, (group) curated by Ginny Kollak, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Honeytrap, (solo) curated by Cheryl Sourkes, Akau, Toronto, Canada
Granite Club, (group) w/Persona Volare, curated by Anne O´Callaghan, Tree Museum, Muskoka, Canada
Road North/Road South, (group) w/Persona Volare, curated by Patrick Macaulay, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Titles 2, (group) curated by Yam Lau, Sunny Kerr & Tania Ursomarzo, Art Gallery of University of Massachusetts / Amherst Books, Amherst, USA
2006
Mods & Rockers, (group) curated by Sally McKay for digifest, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Alpha Beta Data, (group) curated by Cheryl Sourkes, Akau, Toronto, Canada
Placed, (group) curated by Patrick Macaulay, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2005
Canadian Club, (group) w/Persona Volare, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France & Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Canada
Time Lag, (group) curated by Janet Bellotto, Sonnet Projects, Basel, Switzerland.
2004
Reality Show, (solo) curated by Stuart Reid, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada
2003
Reality Show, (solo) curated by Stuart Reid, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada
Persona Cantare, (group) site specific, Toronto, Canada
2002
Happy Valley, w/ David Acheson curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
Swarm, (group) curated by Stuart Reid Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada
Shout at Eternity, (group) curated by Janet Belloto, Piscine Saint Michel, Montreal, Canada
2001
Great Lakes, (group) at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2000
Persona Volare, (group) site specific, Toronto, Canada
Meat/Viande, (group) Gallery 418, Montreal, Canada
Redrospective, (group) Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1999
Meat, (group) site specific,Toronto, Canada
She Speaks to Me, curated by Laura McGough, Video Archeology Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mox Nox in Rem, w/Gunilla Josephson, Leena KUUMULA, Helsinki, Finland
1998
Cross-eyed, (group) site specific, Toronto, Canada
1996
Body and Soul, (two person) w/Natalie Olanick, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Limousine, (group), The Centre for Better Living, Toronto, Canada
1995
Juicy Fruit, (group) curated by John Massier, Loggia Gallery, Koffler Centre, North York, Canada, and Art gallery Of Durham, Durham, Canada
Away, (group), The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada, and OO gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1994
Literal, (solo), The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1993
Red Head Light, (group), Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Will You Go Out With Me?, (group) curated by Sara Kellner Hall Walls, Buffalo, New York, USA
1992
Retail, (solo), The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1991
Manifesto-Complaint-Prayer, Collaboration with Julie Voyce, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
By Hand, (3 Person Show) curated by April Hickox, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada
Space-Time-Colour, (solo), Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Unnatural Selection, (group) Inaugural Installation, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada

VIDEO / MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS AND INSTALLATIONS
2015
Ways of Something 3 & 4, independent production
2014
Ways of Something 1 & 2, curatorial for the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013
When Analog was Periodical, co-curated with Anthony Antonellis, projection event, Berlin, Germany
Clusterfuck Zoo, curation Transfer Gallery Brooklyn NY
The Eternal Internet Otherhood, pavilion curator for The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, online
2012
Sheroes #6 to #13, (group) curator of Animated Gif projections for performance series, The Beaver, Toronto
2009
Reply All, animated GIFS for Art Metropole and SAVAC – www.replyall.ca/grid.htm
2008
La petite mort de l’art Video, video and animated GIFS for Images Festival
2007
The Road West: Western and The Road West: Traffic, animated GIFS on Video for Road North/Road South, at Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada
2006
Report to All, single monitor installation for digifest at Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada
The Road to Hell is Paved With Squished Frogs, single monitor for Power of Place at Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada
L.M. vs. Rocco, single channel screening for Twenty Times Two, curated by R.M. Vaughan at Buddies In Bad Times, Toronto, Canada
2005
Juenesse Yukon from Racing Kiosks, installation at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Living Will By Sandra Rechico By Lorna Mills, installation at TAAFI, Toronto, Canada
2004
All Knight Long, Infomint and Bletchingly from Racing Kiosks for installation at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
LM vs. Leni R. single monitor installation for TAAFI, Toronto, Canada
2003
Willing Maid, Spoken Fur, Rox of Pay, Agnes Digital and Greeter from Racing Kiosks
2002
English, video & digital print installation (on-going)
ARTFULY on a Night Table for Bedside Reading mail, art project (on-going)
2001
Focal, double monitor video Installation
Water Works, single monitor video Installation for Great Lakes at Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada
2000
Red Cross Video, single monitor video installation
1999
Tiger Video/Cow Video, double monitor video Installation
1998
Mox Nox in Rem, video installation collaboration with Gunilla Josephson
1995
Time Well Spent (with Eye-Balls), Interactive CD-ROM
Egg Wacker, Computer game delivered on Floppy Disc and CD-ROM
1994
The Man They Couldn´t de-construct Because He Knew Too Much, Interactive CD-ROM

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2014
Travel grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
2007
Persona Volare Group Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
Senior Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Canada
2004
Senior Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
2003
Senior Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Canada
2000
Pollock – Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA
Persona Volare Group Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
Persona Volare Group Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Canada
1994
Individual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
1993
Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council Canada
Individual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada

PUBLICATIONS
2015
“Abstract Video Caitlin Jones, University of California Press
“Catch the Fever of Lorna MillsAbsurdly Human GIFs”, Benoit Palop for the Creators Project
“Lorna Mills and her subversive GIF Art”, Simon Lewson for Canadian Art
“Ich klicke alle an“, Tilman Baumgaertel for Berliner Zeitung
“Art Video Mega-Mixtape ‘Ways of Something’“, Benoit Palop for The Creators Project
“Qualcosa cambiato. Da John Berger a Lorna Mills“, by Valentina Tanni for Artribune
“Curating Non Cinema: Inside Museum of the Moving Image’s Experimental Film Festival”, Benoit Palop for The Creators Project
2014
„The Work of Art in the Age of Something“, Ben Davis for artnet
“The Top 10 Digital Artworks of 2014“, Paddy Johnson for artnet
“Year in Review: The Women Represented“, Joseph Henry for MOMUS
“The Year’s Best Art On the Internet“, Marina Galperina for Fastco
“The Commons of Aggregation: The Case for Net Art as Public Art“, Joseph Henry for MOMUS
“Take An Online/Offline Stroll Through The ‘META’ Digital Art Biennale“, Benoit Palop for The Creators Project
“Recombinant Media Chaos: The Image After New Media“, Paul Hertz, SAIC for The international Journal of the Image
“Brooklyn’s Net Art Scene Migrates To Munich For New Media Art Fair”, Spensor Longo for the Creator’s Project
“Lorna Mills on Gif Art, Internet Aesthetics & NYC Fairs”, by Leah Sandals for Canadian Art
“Lorna Mills: The Visual Interview”, by Christian Petersen for Societe Perrier
“Rollin Leonard & Lorna Mills: In Conversation”, for The Journal of Objectless Art
2013
“The Best of Canadian Art 2013“, Sky Goodden for Blouin Artinfo
“Lorna Mills Discusses the Newest New Media: The GIF“, Sky Goodden for Blouin Artinfo
“See For Yourself: Ken Price and Lorna Mills“, Paddy Johnson for The L Magazine
“The Wrong Biennial Claims a Stake for Net Art”, Joseph Henry for Blouin Artinfo
“David Bowie Art GIFs by Lorna Mills and Friends for ‘David Bowie is’”, Marina Galperina for Animal New York
“Musica Globalista: Prosthetic Knowledge picks Net.Artist Music Videos”, Bruce Sterling for WIRED
“Prosthetic Knowledge picks Net.Artist Music Videos”, Rich Oglesby for Rhizome
“Artists’ Notebook: Lorna Mills”, Marina Galperina for Animal New York
2012
“Lorna Mills La reina de los banditos gif”, Pilar D冾z for notodo.com
“Plink Flojd El museo del net.art”, Alan Queipo for notodo.com
“Lorna Mills”, interview with Emilio Gomariz for Triangulation Blog
2009
“The Affect of Animated GIFs (Tom Moody, Petra Cortright, Lorna Mills)”, Sally McKay for art&education:Papers [ww.artandeducation.net/papers/view/14]
2008
“Relatively Remote”, Persona Volare at the Tree Museum, Sally McKay for Canadian Art Magazine
2006
“Alpha Beta Data”, Gallery Going, Gary Michael Dault for The Globe and Mail
“Persona Volare”, Janet Bellotto for d’Art International, (Toronto 2005/2006 winter)
“Canadian Club”, Laura Hollick for Pulse Niagara, St. Catharines
2005
“Reality Show”, Sally McKay for Canadian Art (Spring)
2001
“Persona Volare: The Flight of the Public Self”, Corinna Ghaznavi for d’Art International
2000
“Meat/Viande”, ICI Montreal, on-line review
1998
“Cross-Eyed”, Betty Ann Jordan for The Globe and Mail

CATALOGUES
Transfer GIF Catalog:::Lorna Mills
“Stop and Go L’arte Delle Gif Animate” essay by Valentina Tanni and Saviero Verini
The Flickering Formalism of Lorna Mills essay by RM Vaughan
“The Axis of Something”, essay by Sally McKay and “Chaos, Dearie, The Mad Love of Lorna Mills” by RM Vaughan
“Granite Club – Persona Volare – In Through the outdoors” – essay by Ivan Jurakic
“Canadian Club Paris: The Canadian Cultural Centre”, essays by Catherine Bedard and Corinna Ghaznavi
“Reality Show Owen Sound & Oshawa: Tom thomson Memorial Art Gallery” and “Robert “McLaughlinGallery”, essays by Stuart Reid and Corinna Ghaznavi
“Juicy Fruit Toronto: Koffler Centre”, essay by John Massier

COLLECTIONS
Whitney Museum of American Art
Sandor Collection
Canada Council Art Bank
Cadillac Fairview
Various private collections

DRKRM, DAM Gallery, 30 October 2015 – 16 January 2016