artcritical.com: "Sitting still on the brink of Sandy: Nick Miller paints a portrait", David Cohen, 30th Oct 2012.
40 Days: 40 Portraits
A portrait project at Point B, Brooklyn, New York Oct/Nov 2012 Each day over a 2 month residency Nick Miller invited people to sit in his Brooklyn studio: artists, writers, collectors, critics, friends, strangers, whoever could be found for that day by arrangement or chance. During each 3 hour sitting he made a watercolour as a gift for the sitter and then an oils of varying sizes. Each work was finished during the sitting. The project is part of an ongoing exploration of 'meeting' through painting.
A residency and exhibition at Art House curated by Muireann Ni Chonnaill in association with the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Funded by Per Cent for Art Scheme and Laois Co Council.
During a 10 day residency Miller painted members of the public who had volunteered for the experience of sitting. Working on five/six portraits per day, each sitting lasted and hour, on varied sized watercolours, 35 portraits were made. Selected images can be viewed HERE During the residency Miller undertook for Laois Co Council, two commissioned portrait heads of the sculptor, Cathy Carmen and poet Pat Boran.
The exhibition was curated from portrait related works by Miller in the IMMA collection and eve loving works from the "sitting" residency
A VIDEO documentary about the project was made by Lias Fingleton for Art House. An introductory version can be seen HERE. The full documentary can be seen on request.
Sitting Events: 1st July- 1st September 2014 Public Talk with Nick Miller and Christina Kennedy (IMMA) . Sunday 20th July 2014 at 3pm Public Screening of "Sitting" The documentary film by Lias Fingleton, 27th August 2104 at 7pm