Archive of Author | Dan Mills

Dan Mills is an artist and museum director/curator. Cartography, methods of visualizing information, current events, and satire are some of the subjects that captivate him. He has had solo shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and at academic museums and galleries throughout the US. Recent group exhibitions include Crooked Data: (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art, University of Richmond Museums; Ideologue, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; and Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; His work was recently featured in Hyperallergic’s Drawing in a Time of Fear and Lies, and his book, The US Future States Atlas was published by Perceval Press, Santa Monica in 2009. He lives and works in Maine, where he directs the Bates College Museum of Art.

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Current Wars and Conflicts

Cartography, methods of visualizing information, history, current events, satire and humor are some of the subjects that captivate Dan Mills. He began to incorporate maps into his work in the early 1990s while exploring the quincentennial of what is euphemistically referred to as The First Encounter. Since then, he has made series about history and colonization in painting/collages on large roll-down school maps that explore imperialism by creating an atlas reconfiguring the world, about loss in history through erasure and overpainting maps, and that use maps as a space to visualize data about wars and conflicts.