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b. 1964, United Kingdom

Harland Miller Biography

Harland Miller was born in York in 1964 and currently lives and works in London and Yorkshire. After completing an MA in Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Art & Design he moved to New York, where he lived and worked for several years. 

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In 1992 he moved back to Europe, first to newly reunified Berlin where he began writing. By 1994 he was living and working in Paris, where he exhibited at the Galerie Louis XIV. After more extensive travels Miller eventually returned to the UK in 1996 where he carried on writing as well as painting.
In 2001 he achieved critical acclaim for his debut novel Slow Down Arthur, Stick To Thirty and in 2002 he occupied the Writer in Residency post at the ICA. This was followed by his first one-man show, To Jean – A Small Memento of a Great Effort, at the White Cube Gallery in 2003. Miller combined both writing and painting when he curated a group show at the White Cube gallery, You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, in 2009, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe. As well as writing fiction he is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian.  

His paintings of books simultaneously provide a subject for the painter and an outlet for the writer. They combine the emotive possibilities of abstract expressionism with the quick punch of words to deliver their message, and for all the macho grist of their making, and often  overwhelming scale, they somehow express a frailty that hints at the human condition. As Miller has said: "Painting is the worst medium to express narrative, but perhaps the best to hit a nerve."

Recent solo exhibitions include, The Next  ife’s On Me, White Cube (2012), LAB, Beirut (2011) and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2009). Miller published his first novel, Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty, to critical acclaim, in 2000 and was writer in residence at the ICA in 2002.

Harland Miller Featured Artworks

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Tonight We Make History by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerTonight We Make History, 2018Etching with Block Printing
104 x 73 cm
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I Am The One I’ve Been Waiting For by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerI Am The One I’ve Been Waiting For, 2018Oil on silkscreen
149 x 110 cm
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On Me Not In Me; Health and Safetyis Killing Bondage; There's NoBusiness Like No Business by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerOn Me Not In Me; Health and Safety is Killing Bondage; There's No Business Like No Business, 2015Screen print in colours with hand finished gold leaf
80 x 65 cm
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I'll Never Forget What I Can't Remember by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerI'll Never Forget What I Can't Remember, 2019Oil on silkscreen

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Who Cares Wins by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerWho Cares Wins, 2019Hand-finished print
135 x 109.5 cm
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Armageddon by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerArmageddon, 2017Etching with blockprinting
120 x 119.5 cm
Paragon Contact Gallery
You Can Rely On Me I'll Always Let You Down by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerYou Can Rely On Me I'll Always Let You Down, 2011Screen print
184 x 146 cm
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Happiness by Harland Miller contemporary artwork
Harland MillerHappiness, 2017Aquatint etching with blockprinting
178.5 x 120 cm
Paragon Contact Gallery

Harland Miller Recent Exhibitions

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Harland Miller Represented By

Ingleby Gallery contemporary art gallery in Edinburgh, United Kingdom Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh
Paragon contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Paragon London
White Cube contemporary art gallery in Mason's Yard, London, United Kingdom White Cube Hong Kong, London, New York, Aspen, Paris

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