Miller has shown her artwork extensively throughout the country, including exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York; The Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; The New Museum, New York, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. Miller represented the United States for the 41st Biennale di Venezia and has also exhibited in the prestigious Whitney Biennial.
Among her many honors, Miller has been the recipient of three individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA), as well as awards from the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Art, The Art League of Houston, the Dallas Visual Arts Association, and the National Council of Arts Administrators. In addition, she was named “Texas State Artist of the Year” in 2011 by the Texas State Legislature.
Miller’s paintings are featured in many public collections, such as the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the El Paso Museum of Art, Texas; the Orland Museum of Art, Florida; Sweet Briar College, Virginia; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
The artist’s work has also been showcased in more than twenty catalogues and publications, including Melissa Miller by the University of Texas Press (2007); Melissa Miller, a Bestiary, by K2 Press (2007); Blanton Museum of Art American Art Since 1900, the Blanton Museum of Art (2006); Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2004); A Creative Legacy: A History of the National Endowment of the Arts, by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (2002); The Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth 110, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2002); Texas, 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (2000); Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts,Rizzoli: International Publications, Inc. (2000); The 43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., (1993); Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream,1970- 85, Abbeville Press (1989); Melissa Miller: A Survey 1978-1986, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1986); Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade, The 41st Biennale di Venezia, United States Pavilion, Venice, Italy, (1984); The 1983 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, (1983); and Melissa Miller: Recent Paintings, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, (1981). Miller currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.