Reuben Lorch-Miller interconnects his art practice and teaching experience as an educator working in District 29 public schools. Taking on the role of artist-as-facilitator, Lorch-Miller will collaborate with elementary school teachers and students, and community elders, to create and select a series of neighborhood flag designs for Jamaica, Queens as part of Jamaica Flux 2021. The selected designs will be produced as full-scale flags to be flown along the pedestrian plaza of the 165th Street Mall.
Lorch-Miller is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited at Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA), MoMA/PS1 (New York, NY) and The Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA). He has been an artist-in-residence at Land and Sea (Oakland, CA), Rocksbox (Portland, OR), SIM (Reykjavik, Iceland), The Shandaken Project (Shandken, NY), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA) and Bauernmark 9 (Vienna, Austria). Lorch-Miller has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Illinois State University (Normal, IL), Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute. He has trained at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and has provided volunteer spiritual care services at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has also worked as an Arts Educator with The Guggenheim Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Eckford Street Studio, Usdan Summer Camp for the Art, Studio in a School and Center for Arts Education.