George Bures Miller

Vegreville , Alberta , Canada

George Bures Miller is a Canadian artist born in 1960, who lives and works in British Columbia, Canada.

Bures Miller is most notably known for his collaborate works with his wife, artist Janet Cardiff, where the pair explores sound. Their immersive installations utilize audio, theatrical elements, and narrative direction to create large-scale environments that augment the viewer’s reality.

The duo also creates interactive walks; site-specific experiences where the viewer is guided through a space with the use of binaural audio soundtrack and video. Bures Miller and Cardiff blend reality with a fictional narrative, manipulating the perception and experience of a physical environment.

Their work has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, National Gallery of Canada, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among many others, and is in the collections of public institutions including Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and others. In 2011 they received Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize, and in 2001, represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale, for which they received the Premio Speciale and the Benesse Prize.