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Ryan Peter Miller challenges traditions in Ain'ting

MFA candidate Ryan Peter Miller presents his thesis exhibition, Ain'ting, Dec. 1 – 5 in the Harry Wood Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus.

Photo by Ryan Peter Miller

November 24, 2008

Ryan Peter Miller is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in drawing and painting in the ASU Herberger College School of Art.

According to artist Ryan Peter Miller, "Ain'ting is not painting."

For his thesis exhibition, Miller gives contemporary context to paint by questioning the traditional modes of presentation and application most commonly associated with the material. The exhibition is a plastic, non-linear history of painting recounted in acrylic paint, which shows that the ideas that define the discipline of painting are as malleable as the material itself.

Harry Wood Gallery, School of Art building, 900 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

Exhibition: Dec. 1 – 5, 2008

Reception: Monday, Dec. 1, 7 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Public Contact
Ryan Peter Miller
ASU Herberger College School of Art
Master of Fine Arts candidate 

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

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Nick DeFord
Interim Gallery coordinator