Chris Ashley
Since 2003
Works in Oakland, California United States of America

Chris Ashley is an artist and educator who also writes about art living and working in Oakland/Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2001 he has posted an HTML drawing everyday on his weblog, the current URL of which is In 2005 he was a panelist on "Blogging and the Arst" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, a guest on the -empyre- mailing list for the month of June, and has exhibited in Austria, with upcoming shows in Philadelphia, and Berkeley.
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A. Bill Miller: Samples from the Gridworks Collection Project Archives

Sun Jan 10, 2010 00:00 - Fri Nov 20, 2009

A. Bill Miller: Samples from the Gridworks Collection Project Archives
November 15, 2009 - January 10, 2010

A. Bill Miller is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and an Instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He lives and works in East Troy, Wisconsin. He is noted for his Gridworks Project, which comprises abstract ASCII drawings, ink drawings, animated GIFs, video, and performances which are frequently shown in the U.S. and internationally.

Some Walls is pleased to exhibit twelve of Miller's inkjet prints, with additional prints available for viewing. This is Miller's first solo exhibition in California. Additional ASCII drawings can be seen on Miller's blog[1], and more images, animations, and video are at his website[2].

A. Bill Miller's ASCII drawings are made at the keyboard with text-- characters and letters. He draws/types grid-based and grid-defying images that are surprisingly varied and dynamic, pictorial and spatial, rhythmic and dynamic. As writing has overwhelmingly moved from the pen to the keyboard and monitor, it also makes sense that drawing might make a similar move from the pencil. By making prints, Miller transports his images from the flickering, pixilated digital realm to our analog, tactile world of paper and ink. Seeing his drawings outside the monitor is an entirely different experience from online viewing; where the digital image scrolls by intangibly, the art work as object allows the viewer to see and contemplate a crisp, satisfyingly still, human-scaled image. In these prints one can fully assess Miller's range of ideas, visual invention, and unique skill.

Some Walls is open by appointment only. To view the exhibition online please visit To schedule a visit, or for more information, please contact Chris Ashley at