About Marc Miller
Marc H Miller arrived in New York from California in 1968 and lived at 98 Bowery from 1969 to 1989 with extended stays in Washington DC and Amsterdam, Holland. Miller is an artist, curator, writer, publisher and educator. His multi-faceted career is unified by an interest in pictorial images and their inherent ability to tell stories.
First launched over ten years ago, and now in its second iteration, the website 98Bowery.com is a compendium of various pictorial projects that Miller created for exhibitions and publications during the twenty years he lived on the Bowery. All of the stories hew closely to Miller’s life and to the broader bohemian world of music and art that surrounded him in downtown New York during the 1970s and 80s.
The present iteration of the website adds new context with pages of art ephemera (vintage announcement cards, posters etc.) that come from Gallery 98, an online store connected to 98 Bowery that Miller started In 2005. The website includes three online versions of important, out-of-print publications: the catalog for the exhibition “Lives” organized by Jeffrey Deitch (1975); the “Punk Art” exhibition catalog published by the Washington Project for the Arts (1978), and the book ABC No Rio ; The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery (1985) published by the artist group COLAB.
Miller holds a Ph.D. in art history from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts (1979). From 1981-85, he worked with Paul Tschinkel on ART/new york, an educational videotape series sold to schools, libraries and museums. His column “Miller’s Memorabilia” was featured in the East Village Eye from 1983-85. From 1985 to 1991, Miller was a curator at the Queens Museum where he organized exhibitions on art and history subjects. In 2001 he founded Ephemera Press which published illustrated maps and walking tours guides of Harlem, Jewish New York, and Queens Jazz. As an independent consultant Miller has worked for the Smithsonian, Duke University Museum and others. As a solo artist and in collaboration with Bettie Ringma and Curt Hoppe he has exhibited at OK Harris Gallery (1974) , Bard College (1979) The New Museum (2011), and Stigter Van Doesberg Galley in Holland (2018)