Born:
1958      Los Angeles, California
Currently resides in Pasadena, CA

Teaching
1991 - Present       Adjunct Professor Of Painting, Claremont Graduate University
1987 - Present       Fine Art Faculty, Art Center College Of Design Pasadena
1995 – 2000       Adjunct Professor & Thesis Advisor, Sci-Arc (Southern California Institute Of Architecture)

Selected One Person Exhibitions
2009        “Woman In A Chair” Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, California
2009       “Maritime” Ace Gallery Los Angeles, California
2009       “Los Angeles Paintings”, Washington Adams Project, Los Angeles, California
2008       “Procession,” Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
2006       “Procession,” Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, California
2002       “The Real Life Of Flowers,” Ace Gallery Los Angeles, California
“For Surfing,” Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2001       Ace Gallery Los Angeles, California
2000       Ace Gallery New York, New York
“Annus Mundi Paintings,” Ace Gallery Los Angeles, California
1999       Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
"Paintings," Domaine De Kerguehennec, Bignan, France
1998       "Terra Paintings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
"Terra Paintings," Ace Gallery Mexico City, Mexico
"Paintings," Velan, Torino, Italy
1997       "Selected Paintings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
"Friendly Pressure," Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas
1996       "Selected Works: 1991-1996," Ace Gallery New York, New York, New York
"Paintings & Drawings," Douglas Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas
1995       "Drawings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
"John Millei Retablos, " Trisorio Gallery, Napoli, Italy
"Ni-Be-Fe," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
"Nerve Meter Paintings & Drawings," Douglas Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994       "Drawings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
1993       "Project: Retablos," David Beitzel Gallery, New York, New York
"Drawings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
1991-92       "Paintings And Drawings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
1991       "Drawings," Marc Jancou Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1990       "Drawings," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
1988       Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Drawings," Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, California
1987       Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1984       Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California
1982       Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California
1981       Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011       Selected Abstraction, 1940s -90s Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, Santa Barbara, California
2011       (Re-): Un-Historical Documents, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, California
2011       Baker’s Dozen Iii, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
2009       “Painting In Southern Caliifornia” The Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
2009       “Los Angeles” Paintings By John Millei & Lucas Reiner, The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles,
California
2004       “Ace Invitational 2004,” Ace Gallery Los Angeles, California
2002       “Ace Invitational 2002,” Ace Gallery New York, New York
1998        "Helmut Dorner, Helmut Federle, John Millei, Gerhard Richter," Domaine De Kerguehennec, Bignan,
France
1997       "Primary Colors," Barbara Faber/Rob Jurka Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland (Curated By Bennett Roberts)
1995       "Abstraction From Two Coasts," The Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas
"Painting Beyond The Idea", Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California (Curated By Bennett
Roberts)
"Flowers", Boritzer/Gray/Hamano, Santa Monica, California
1993       "Physical Abstraction," Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York
"4th Newport Biennial" Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, California (Catalogue)
1992       "New Physical Abstraction In Los Angeles Part Ii," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles,
California
"Essential Gestures: Nancy Haynes, John Millei, Sigmar Polke," Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New
York, New York
1991       "The New Physical Abstraction In Los Angeles," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
"Three Painters: Jacqueline Humphries, John Millei, Carl Ostendarp," Rena Bransten Gallery,
San Francisco, California
"Recent Acquisitions Of The Achenbach Foundation For The Graphic Arts, Part Two: 1950-1991,"
California
Palace Of The Legion Of Honor, San Francisco, California
1990       "Physical Abstraction," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
Brazil Projects 1990," Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Traveled To Art Museum Of Sao
Paulo, Brazil (Catalogue)
"In Perfect Silence," Art Center College Of Art And Design, Pasadena, California (Catalogue)
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, New York
"The Ends Of Painting: The Edges Of Abstractions," Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
(Curated By David Pagel) (Catalogue)
"Four Abstract Painters," Claremont College, Claremont, California
"The Spirit Of Our Time," Contemporary Arts Council, Santa Barbara, California
1988       Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"After Abstract," Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, California (Catalogue)
1987       "Drawings," Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1984       "Small Works National," Zanel Gallery, Rochester, New York
"Interiors-Exteriors," Gensler & Associates, Los Angeles, California
"Drawing: Nine Artists," Swope Gallery, Los Angeles, California

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Publications
Procession, Robert Creely, Kevin O’ Sullivan, Mitchell Kane, John Millei.. By Ace Gallery, 2008.
For Surfing, Jamie Brisick, Dennis Phillips. By Ace Gallery, 2002
Terra Incognita, Dennis Philllips, John Millei. Claremont Graduate University Press, 1999
Personal, Robert Creely, John Millei. By Peter Koch Press, 1998

Documentaries
“John Millei Maritime,” Full Figured Films. www.Youtube.Com, January 2010
“John Millei Woman In A Chair,” Full Figured Films. www.Youtube.Com, January 2010