Harland Miller

United Kingdom 1964

Pop Art, Abstract Art


Harland Miller
Harland Miller
United Kingdom
December 15, 2014

Harland Miller is a British artist born in 1964 in Yorkshire, UK. He is a notable artist and writer who has contributed to the Abstract Art and Figurative Art movement in the 21st century. Miller earned his BA and MA in Art History from the Chelsea College of Art in London, UK. After receiving his degrees, Miller traveled extensively throughout Germany and the United States.

He moved to New York, where he lived and worked for several years whilst exhibiting at the Prisunic Gallery. 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 2000, Miller achieved critical acclaim for his first novel, Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty, which featured a young boy who travels around England on adventures with a David Bowie impersonator. In 2001, the artist painted a series of paintings based on the covers of Penguin classic dust covers. In this series, Miller combined Pop Art, Abstraction, and Figurative paintings. He continues to create works with this theme. Miller was named the Writer in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA, in 2002. 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. Poe has been a consistent source of inspiration to Miller’s work. The exhibit was housed in two separate venues in London. Some of his notable solo shows include Dear Son, This Is One Of The Last Of My Few Remaining Pre-Marital Possessions – Look After It Won’t You…Love Dad, Marian Boesky Gallery, New York, Don’t Let The Bastards Cheer You Up, The Baltic Museum, I’ll Never Forget What I Can’t Remember, The Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, Butterside Down, Galleria Maribini, Bologna.

Miller lived and exhibited his work in New York, Berlin, and New Orleans. He currently lives and works in London.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014What Marcel Duchamp Taught MeFAS Contemporary, LondonGroup
2014SyriartPhillips, de Pury & Company - London, LondonGroup
2013Harland Miller - Wherever You Are Whatever You´re Doing This One Is For You - New worksGalerie Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, AmsterdamSolo
2013Harland Miller - Wherever You Are Whatever You´re Doing This One Is For You - New worksGalerie Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, AmsterdamSolo
2013Once upon a time and a very good time it was…Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2013Group ExhibitionARTPARK VILLA BULFON, VeldenGroup
2013Too Cool To LoseIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2013Inner JourneysMaison Particulière, BrusselsGroup
2013A Decisive Blow Agaist IfOther Criteria, LondonSolo
2013Merci Mercy908 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New YorkGroup
2012Harland Miller - The Next Life´s on MeWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2012Harland Miller: On Overcoming OptimismGallery I - Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandSolo
2012Cool BritanniaDoART Seoul, SeoulGroup
2012Cool BritanniaGallery Hyundai, SeoulGroup
2012Turps BananaVIGO, LondonGroup
2012Harland MillerGalleria Marabini, Bologna, italySolo
2012The Endless SummerGalerie Alex Daniels, AmsterdamGroup
2011Harland Miller: Rocky VIGalerie Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, AmsterdamSolo
20112011 New WorksIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2011Have You Ever Stopped To Wonder Why You're Not HereLAB Art, BeirutSolo
2010Butter - Side DownGalleria Marabini, BolognaSolo
2010Harland Miller - I'll never forget what I can't rememberGalerie Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, AmsterdamSolo
2010Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and ActionWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2010Keep me postedPosted, LondonGroup
2010The House of Fairy TalesMillennium, St. Ives, CornwallGroup
2010East Wing Nine presents EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of DisplayCourtauld Gallery, LondonGroup
2009Harland Miller - Don't Let the Bastards Cheer You UpBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, GatesheadSolo
2009Horn of PlentyViktor Wynd Fine Art, LondonGroup
2009Different Places, Different Stories
König-Heinrich-Platz, DuisburgGroup
2009InspiredMitchell Library (City Museum), Glasgow 
Galleria Marabini, MilanGroup

Galleria Marabini, BolognaGroup
2008You Dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the SoilWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2008Voewood Projects 

High Kelling, NorfolkGroup
2007Siesta Forever – Come on and Sing My SongThe Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NYSolo
2007New Works For The V22 CollectionV22, LondonGroup
2007Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
2006The Portrait 
V22 Ashwin Street, LondonGroup
2006Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
2005Dear Son, This is one of the last of my few remaining pre marital possessions – look after it won’t you, Love DadMarianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, London
2004Direct Painting
Kunsthalle Mannheim, MannheimGroup
2004The Charged Image: Collection of Douglas Cramer

Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CTGroup
2002Harland Miller - To Jean, A Small Memento of a Great Effort, Love AlanWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2000First I was Afraid; I was Petrified

Fig.-1: LondonSolo
1996Bad August
Richard Salmon Gallery, LondonGroup
1996Fools Rain

Institute of Contemporary Arts, LondonGroup
1995Harland Miller
Enrico Navarra Gallery, ParisSolo
1995You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the SoilFakhoury Steinitz Gallery, ParisSolo
1995First I was Afraid I was PetrifiedThe Scotch House, Tel AvivSolo
1993Kimono My Place

Galerie Louis XIV, ParisSolo
1992New Era: New Era building in association with Leo Castelli
New York
1991Love Saves the DayPrisunic Gallery, New YorkSolo
1990Rovers Return

Prisunic Gallery, New YorkSolo
1989Here Comes EveryoneWatermans Art Centre, LondonSolo
1989No Bars at the ZooWatermans, BrentfordSolo
1989Group showAlexander Roussos, LondonGroup
1987Harland Miller

Diorama, LondonSolo