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Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Michael McMillen (2004)

Research guide dedicated to the current Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence, and an overview of past Artists-in-Residence.

PCC Artist-in-Residence 2004: Michael McMillen

Michael McMillen
2004 Artist-in-Residence Poster

Messenger Series II (1991-92)
20 x 29 in Oil Stick on Paper

Michael McMillen working at PCC

About Michael McMillen

Michael McMillen (b. 1946 in Los Angeles) is the creator of detailed installations that challenge audiences to immerse themselves in another reality. His popular 1981 installation Central Meridian, now part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, asks viewers to enter a "garage" containing thousands of objects that evoke the world of a visionary tinkerer. For his residency at PCC, McMillen created Silent Film, a gallery installation including a noisy, archaic projector that showed a "silent" endless loop of film. McMillen's work has been exhibited worldwide, and is held by many major museums, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland and The Australian National Gallery in Canberra, Australia.

Michael McMillen Artist-in-Residence video