Kris Mills makes art and teaches in Albuquerque, collaborates regularly with Lisa Gill,  Bryan Konefsky, Stevie Famulari, and Tom Loeb among others, and builds props and backdrops for Photographer Joel Peter Witkin.  For more information  concerning exhibitions, Lectures and awards, see the fallowing resume.


M. F. A., University of New Mexico, 1995

B. A. in Fine Art. University of California Davis, 1989


2009                “Invitational Du Voyager Symposium Snow Sculpture Competition,” Winnipeg

2008                “Invitational Du Voyager Symposium Snow Sculpture Competition,” Winnipeg.

2005                “Transitions” Honorarium. Annual show, Albuquerque NM.

2001                “Fuzzy Logic” Honorarium. Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA.

2000                “Seen and Unseen” Honorarium. Portales NM.

1996                John Michael Kohler Residency. Kohler WI.

1995                The Friends of Art Award,  Albuquerque NM.

1994                Graduate Research Project Travel Grant. UNM. Albuquerque NM.

1994                SRAC Graduate Fellowship. UNM. Albuquerque NM

1991                The People’s Choice Award “The Roads to Chaos” exhibit. Albuquerque NM.

1990                Friends of Photography Scholarship to “Photo-constructions”

1990                Ansel Adams Center for Photography. San Francisco CA.

1989                Presidential Undergraduate Fellowship. UCD Davis CA.

1984                Painting Scholarship, Pasadena Art Center. Los Angeles CA.

Guest Lectures.

2007    North Dakota University, guest lecture, School of Architecture, Fargo, ND

2002    Albuquerque Academy: guest Adjudicator and lecture. Albuquerque NM

2001    “The Mayor’s Project” guest lecture for talented youth project, Albuquerque, NM

2000    Mold making for Ceramics: University of New Mexico, Advanced Ceramics. Albuquerque NM

1997    Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University Visiting Artist Lecture Series Lecture on personal work and student’s studio visits. Ashland OR

1995    John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Lecture on Personal work. Kohler WI

1995    NMSU @ Grants: Alternative processes in Photography I. Grants NM.

1995    Lecture for the Friends of Art Prize. UNM Albuquerque NM.

1994    Sierra College: Art Appreciation course, guest lecture. Rockland CA.

1994    UNM: Printing with Liquid Light Photo-emulsions, Photo II. Albuquerque NM.

1993    UNM: Printing with Liquid Light Photo-emulsions, Photo II. Albuquerque NM. UNM: Alternative Processes in Photography, Photography I. Albuquerque NM.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions.

2010    “Banal Retetion,” Sheri Crider Arts, Albuquerque, NM.

2008    “Child of the Earth”, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM.

2006    “Aviary,” Bivouac, Albuquerque. NM

2005    “The Nerve” Collaboration with Poet Lisa Gill, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque NM

2004    “The Cabinet of Dr Calamari” with Bryan Konefsky, (AC)2 Albuquerque NM.

2003    “November show” The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM.

2003    “Teeny” with Joan Obierne at the Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque NM

2003    “Station” The Walls, Albuquerque NM.

2001    “the Window Project” Downtown Albuquerque, NM.

2001    “Dirty Weekend” with Steve Gagala, University Lodge, NM

2000    “The Apartment” with Steve Gagala at 636 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA.

1998    “Recent works” with Artist Jane Edberg, UCD Arts and Craft Center Gallery, Davis, CA

1995    “Midway,” John Sommers Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM.

1994    “The Ovum Peep Shows,” The University of Alabama Gallery of Photography, Tuscaloosa AL.

Selected Group Exhibitions.

2009    “Visual individuals,” The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2008    “Introductory Show,” Sheri Crider Arts. Albuquerque, NM.

2008    “Giving Shelter” 516 Arts. Albuquerque, NM

2007    “Tributaries” 516 Arts. Albuquerque, NM

2006    “Caputnilly” (Stage sets for performance by Lisa Gill) Out’chonda, Albuquerque, NM.

2005    “Keep on Pushing” (performance “Girls Night Out” with Lynne Johnson). Donkey                         Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

2005    “Transitions” Laura Steward Heon, Curator, Magnifico Space, Albuquerque, NM.

2005    “Photo-fest” DCAC invitational Albuquerque NM

2005    “Small Works” Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque NM

2004    “Contemporary Condition” San Isidro Church Corrales NM

2004    “Magnifico” Albuquerque Museum. NM

2002    “Sculptor’s Union 413” The Harwood Art Center.

2002    “Recent Works” Fort 105, Albuquerque NM.

2002    “Red” Fort 105’s the Store, Albuquerque, NM.

2001    “Freeform Architecture” The Red Door, Oakland CA

2001    “the Oddfest” Collaboration in Poetry/Performance/Media group NADA, NM.

2000    “The Apartment” with Steve Gagala at 636 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA.

2000    “Fuzzy Logic” Juried show, Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA.

2000    “Freeform Architecture” with Steven Gagala, Café Roma Gallery Davis, CA.

2000    “101 things to do with a…” Sam Bower, Curator.  Industrial Steel Gallery/Cell Space. San Francisco, CA.

2000    Next “February Exhibition”. Internet. San Francisco, CA.

2000    “Trash to Treasure” East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse, Oakland, CA.

2000    “psst” site 21 21, Albuquerque, NM.

1999    “shhhh” Plan B, Santa Fe, NM.

1999    “Internet Exhibition, Next” Internet gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1999    “Scene/Unseen” honorarium ENMU, Portales, NM.

1998    “Technological Bottom Feeders.” Artcite, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

1998    “Technological Bottom Feeders II,” Niagara Arts Center, St. Catherine’s, Canada..

1998    “Five American Photographers” Traveling Exhibits:

Galerie Vrais Reves, 6 Rue Dumenge, Lyon, France.

L’hotel Du Musee, Rue Du Grand Prieure, Arles, France.

La Galerie 36, 38 Rue Falguiere, Paris, France.

L’Espace Pereisc, Toulon, France.

Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne Switzerland.

Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi Belgium.

1997    “Five American Photographers” Schneider Museum of Art, SOU, Ashland OR.

1997    “Valentines Day Invitational” Nelson Gallery, UCD.  Davis, CA.

1995    “The Juried Graduate Student Exhibition,” Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque NM

1994     ”Finding a Leg to Stand On,” Melanie Mills, Curator. The Kimo East Gallery, Albuquerque NM.

1994    “The Solitude Project,” Janet Maher, Curator.  North Raw Space, Albuquerque, NM.

1994    “Salon de Refuse,” Juried Show.  Route 66 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

1994    “National Women’s Art 94,” The Matrix Gallery, Sacramento CA.

1993    “Intimate Objects,” National Juried Exhibition, The Photo-Eye Gallery. San Francisco, CA.

1993    “The Green Show,” The John Sommer’s Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM.

1993    “Fugitivos,” The A. S. A. Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM.

1992    “The Road to Chaos,” The Harwood Center, Albuquerque, NM.

1991    “Photo-Exchange from UNM,” University of Texas, Permian Basin, TX.

1990    “Photo-Derived,” National Juried Show, Juror: Joel Peter Witkin, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Work Experience.

2001-2008       University of New Mexico: Adjunct Lecturer

Sculpture I, Intermediate Sculpture, Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics I. Supervision of shop and Graduate tutorials, and Foundry.

2003-2008       Central New Mexico Community College: Adjunct lecturer. 3-D, and 2-D Design, Life Drawing; Beginning and Advanced, Art History 101, Art Fundamentals 102.

1998-2008       Technical assistant to Photographer Joel Peter Witkin, Albuquerque, NM.

1997-2000       University of California at Davis: Assistant supervisor at the Arts and Craft Center:  Lab Manager of ceramics and photography studios: effectively maintaining equipment, ordering supplies, firing kilns, creating curriculum, program support, hiring  & supporting instructors and training volunteers and student employees.

1990                Artist’s Assistant, Sculptor Manuel Neri, Benicia, CA.


Tom Barrow , Albuquerque NM.

Richard Levy, Albuquerque NM.

Ruth Kohler; Kohler WI.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.

Mary Costello, Tesuque, NM.

Christopher Mead& Michelle Penhall, Albuquerque, NM.

Joel Peter Witkin &Barbara Gilbert, Albuquerque NM.


Dollo and Me (Aftermath and Permutautions), by Lisa Gill. cover design by Kris Mills. (pending publication) 2010

Caputnilly, by Lisa Gill.   ills. by Kris Mills, Soft Skull Press. pending 2010

The Albuquerque Tribune “The citywide First Friday has found a Soaring success”, Review of “Aviary” Sept 2007

The New York Times Magazine. “Head Trip” Photos by Joel Peter Witkin, Sets by Kris Mills.   Nov 2006.

I.Q. “Artists, Poets seek dialogue,” review of “Tributaries,” Sept. 2007

Tributaries, catalogue, New River’s Press, 2007

The Donkey Journal ”Subconscious Review” Insert comic by Kris Mills, spring 2007

Transition catalogue, August 2005

KESTRA Ills. By Kris Mills No. 2, Elemental Orchestra Oct. 2005

Magnifico, catalogue, August 2004

Mayday “number 11”, insert comic by Kris Mills, Maya Peterpaul publisher. May 2002

Peepshow, Art of Kris Mills” Freeform Architecture no.2 Jan. 2000

Artweek Magazine. Oct 2000 Review of “101 Things to do with a …”

Seen/Unseen catalogue, Aug.1999  pp.3-4

Nac News: Niagara Artists’ Company, Sept. 1998.   Cover.

Lyon Hebdo Capitale “Six Photograpes Americains a la Galerie Vrais Reves.”   9F March             No 172.

Infos Croix-Rousse Caluire, “Histiores Inventees-Images Fabriquees” June No. 377

Sculpture Magazine. March 1997 vol. 16, No. 3.

“Sculptor’s Paradise: An Arts and Industry Collaborative Residency.” P. 40

Albuquerque Journal,  “Healing Works Overcome Physical and Emotional Wounds.”  May 12, E16

Albuquerque Journal, “Personable, Universal Coexist in Offbeat Show.”  Mar 5, D1