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Nick Miller

Born London, 1962. Graduated in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, Norwich in 1984. Miller moved to Ireland in 1984 and now lives in Co Sligo. Elected to Aosdána in 2001.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013 Selected works. Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
2012 40 Days: 40 people: 40 Portraits.
PointB, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Rubicon Gallery Dublin
2011 Painting Patrick: after Olympia & Venus:
The Heritage Council, Kilkenny Arts Festival
Tree house 360˚
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, USA curated by OH Projects, Boston
2010 Tree house 360˚:
Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2008 Truckscapes- Paintings from a mobile studio:
New York Studio School. New York, USA
Truckscapes- drawings from a mobile studio:
Limerick City Gallery & Rubicon Gallery Dublin
2007 Truckscapes- drawings from a mobile studio:
Centre Cutlurel Irlandais, Paris, France.
2006 Standing Sitting Lying- Watercolours.
Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
2004 genre - paintings by nick miller,
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny. Ireland.
2003 Figure to Ground:
RHA,Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2002 chen + miller: east-west,
The Model, Sligo, Ireland.
2000 Closer, Drawings,
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland
Art Space Gallery, London, UK.
Closer; Drawings,
Rubicon Gallery Dublin, Ireland
1999 Paintings,
Art Space Gallery, London,UK.
1998 Paintings & Drawings, 1994-97,
Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1996 Figure: Works on Paper, 1992-96,
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, USA.
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland.
1994 South African Works 1991-92,
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
1992 Paintings & Drawings,
Galerie D’Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland.
1991 The Shadow line,
City Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
1989 Zoo Work,
Eve Linders, Dublin, Ireland.
1988 Paintings,
Project Arts Centre, Dublin Ireland.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2011 “From Highwood to home” Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC Cork.
“Apertures & Anxieties” 300 years of Trinity’s School of Medicine, RHA gallery , Dublin
“Interlude”; Curated by John Hutchinson, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
“Portrait of Brian O’Doherty & Barbara Novak” Post War American Art:
O’Doherty-Novak Collection. Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork
“Horse Show”: Kinsale Arts Week, 2011
Insih Turk Beg, Residency show 2011, Monstertruck, Dublin
2010 “Decameron” Curated by David Cohen, New York Studio School. New York
“Close at Hand” Curated by Dawn Williams, Crawford Gallery, Cork
2009 “Conversations: Nick Miller & Alexis Harding”. Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2009-10 Into Irish Drawing. Curated by Arno Kramer: Limerick City Gallery, Aktuele Kunst, Henglo, Netherlands; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Millenium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland.
2008 Pulse, New York- Rubicon Gallery stand.
RHA annual exhibition: Invited Artist. Gallagher Gallery, RHA, Dublin, Ireland.
The Green Fuse, Catherine Hammond Gallery
2007 RHA annual exhibition: Invited Artist. Gallagher Gallery, RHA, Dublin, Ireland.
Into Landscape- Drawings: Curated by Jim Savage. Touring exhibition, Ireland.
2006 Other Visions- contemporary Irish art: Purdy Hicks Gallery, London. UK
Art Cologne, Rubicon, Cologne, Germany
From Landscape: Large-scale Landscape drawing. Touring Ireland. Curated by Jim Savage
2005 Art Cologne, Rubicon, Art Cologne, Germany.
Landscapes Nick Miller, The Dock Carrick on Shannon.
2004 Art Cologne, Rubicon, Art Fair Cologne, Germany.
Take Away: Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria.
In a time of Shaking, Artists for Amnesty, Irish Museum of Modern Art
Barrie Cooke, Dorothy Cross & Nick Miller: Fenton Gallery, Cork
2003 Heavenly Bodies; figure drawing through the ages. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Ireland.
2001 Above: Weir, Miller & Walker & Walker; Fenton Gallery, Cork
Passages From Ballinglen, List Gallery, Swathmore College, PA, USA
(Three Artists from Ireland, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, UK.)
Eigse Carlow Festival of Visual Art, Carlow. Ireland
The Garden, Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.
2000 Works on Paper, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahessee, Florida,USA.
RHA annual: Invited Artist, Gallagher Gallery, RHA Dublin, Ireland.
1999 Thinking Drawing, RHA Gallery, Dublin.
1998-99 When time began to rant and rage. (Touring: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Berkeley Art Museum, California, Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA.
1998 EV+A, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
1998 Drawings, Boundary Gallery, London.U.K.
1997 Skin Deep, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ire.
Ballinglen Experience, RHA, Dublin,Ire.
The Beautiful Junk Shop, Fenderesky, Belfast.
1996 Landscape, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ire.
Drawing, The Fine Arts Society, London, U.K.
1995 Portraits, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ire.
1994 Celebrating Difference, City Arts Centre, Touring, Ire.
1993 The Naked Formed, curated, Rubicon, Dublin, Ire.
1992 Transmission, Irish Life Centre, Dublin, Ire.
Editions One, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.
1990 R.O.S.O.L, A view of the New, Sailsbury, U.K.
Group Show, Boundary Gallery, London.
Drawings; emerging artists, Rubicon, Dublin, Ire

Selected Awards:

2012 Arts Council Travel Award
2011 Culture Ireland: Imagine Ireland grant
2009 Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA
2008 Culture Ireland award
2007 Tavel Award (inbound) Arts Council
2001 Elected to Aosdana
2000 Arts Council: Travel Award
Fergus O’Ryan RHA memorial Award
1999 Dept. of Foreign Affairs, CRC grant.
1998 Arts Council: Major Bursary
1996 Arts Council: Travel Award & Artflight
Dept. of Foreign Affairs. CRC Grant.
1994 Arts Council: Artist in Schools Program
1993 Arts Council: Visual Arts Bursary/materials grants
19992 Arts Council: Visual Arts Bursary/materials grants.
1991 National Portraits Awards Exhibition (Ire): Open Award.
Dublin Corporation: Visual Arts Grant
1989 National Portrait Awards Exhibition (Ire): Award.
1998 Arts Council: Visual Arts Bursary/materials grants

Residencies and Commissions:

2013 “The Colours” Poetry Project video commission (Kisale Arts Festival/ RHA)
"Summerhill 360˚" Percent for Art commission, Summerhill College, Sligo
2011-13 Ag Cruinniú: The North West Hospice, Sligo
2012 PointB, Brooklyn , New York
2009 Josef Albers Foundation: Invitational residency. Connecticut, USA
2007 Voice our Concern, Amnesty International, Irish Section.
2005 Kilmactranny NS
1998 The Ark, Children’s Centre, Commission: Of land & Sky.
1996 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo, 1996 Fellowship
1995 REHAB Sligo, residency
1994-95 IMMA/CBS Francis St, Dublin: Encounters project II.
Aer Rianta: Miniatures Commission.
1993-94 M.A.C./Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, Sligo: Encounters Project I.
1991 & 89City Arts Centre/City Quay NS: City Visions, Dublin.
1990 RTE/Kenny Live; The Five Senses, Set commission.
1988 The City Arts Centre, Dublin: Soviet Mural Project.
1988-89 Dublin Zoo/Arts Council: Artist in Residence.
1987 & 90 Tyrone Guthrie Centre: Co Monaghan, Ireland; Residencies.


Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Irish Life PLC, RTE, The Arts Council (Ireland), Independent Newspapers, The National Drawing Collection (Limerick Municipal Collection), The Niland Collection), Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Boyle Civic Collection, Dublin Institute of Technology, Allied Irish Bank , Bank of Ireland,The Irish Permanent, Ulster Bank, Fujian Teachers College (China). Anglo Irish Bank (Dublin). Fundacion Privada Sorigue, (Lleida, Spain) European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)

Selected Bibliography:


Newsweek/The Daily Beast: “A Flood of faces” Blake Gopnik 16/11/12 Sitting Still on the brink of Sandy: Nick Miller paints a portrait. David Cohen, 30/10/12

The Irish Times, Critics Pick, Aidan Dunne, The Ticket, 21/9/12
ARTFORUM, Online Critics Pick, Gemma Tipton, Dublin, Sept-Oct 2012
The Sunday Times, CULTURE, Critics pick, Cristin Leech Hughes, 23/9/12
The Sunday Independent, "What Lies Beneath", Niall Macmonagle, 7 Oct 2012
Visual Artist's Newsletter, Critical supplement "Nick Miller: Yard", Andy Parsons, Nov-Dec 2012

Creative Ireland: The Visual Arts. Sean Kissane & Noel Kelly. Pub: Visual Artists Ireland. ISBN 978-1907683114
Waking up then seeing the forest for the trees. Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe 27/7/11
Space is the place to be..Cristin Leech, Sunday Times, CULTURE, 7/8/11
Naked: Midas Productions, RTE television, Arts Lives
Dictionary of Living Irish Artists. Robert O’Byrne, Plurabelle Publishing, Ireland. ISBN 978-0-9563011-0-9
Seeing the wood for the trees, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 19/10/10
Nick Miller-Tree House 360˚, Cristin Leach, The Sunday Times, 7/11/10
The View, RTE Television. Panel review chaired by John Kelly 9/11/10
The Jigsaw of Vision. J.R Wolin in Conversation with Nick Miller, Published by Rubicon Gallery Dublin

Opening a door on his creative process, Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post 12/10/08
Nick Miller, Truckscapes at the new York Studio School, David Carrier,, 10/08
Truckscapes reviewed- The Arts Show, RTE Radio 22/1/08
Truckscapes reviewed; The View, RTE television 23/1/08
Wild Views from a Truck, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 28/1/08
Nick Miller, Truckscapes, Gemma Tipton, Image Magazine 23/1/08
Nick Miller, Helen O’Connell, Image Interiors Jan 2008
Truckscapes: Paintings from a mobile studio. Catalogue, essay by David Cohen. New York Studio School 2008

Truckscapes-Drawings from a mobile studio. Peter Plagens, Rubicon gallery ISBN 978-0-955 4084-5-8
The Difficulty with Desire, Regina Gleeson, Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2006
Nowhere to hide, Gemma Tipton, Irish Time Magazine, 19/08/2006
Standing Sitting Lying. Catalogue. Text Nick Miller, Rubicon Gallery, 2006. ISBN 0-9554084-007
A life less ordinary; Riann Coulter, Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2004
The Sligo Studios; Rosita Boland, Irish Times, 23/10/2004
New Genres; Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 10/11/2004
A Moveable Feast, Marese McDonagh, Sunday Independent Magazine 18 Dec 2004
Genre; catalogue, text by Patrick Hall, Butler Gallery, 2004. ISBN 0 9548635 0 X
Art from the back of a lorry, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times 18 Jan 2003
Closing the Gaps, Marianne Hartigan, Sunday Tribune, 19 Jan 2003
Figure To Ground, catalogue, Essay by Catherine Marshall, Foreword & interview by Patrick Murphy. RHA 2003. ISBN 1-903875-09-9
The View, RTE: Figure to Ground reviewed. 28/1/2003
Making Art without Breathing, East West, Miriam Donohoe, Irish Times, 4 April 2002
Hair raising crossover, Marianne Hartigan, Sunday Tribune, 28 April
Chen+Miller:East-West. Nick Miller & Suzanne Woods, Model Arts & Niland Gallery. ISBN 0 9540352 2 4
Private View, Richard Ingleby, The Independent, UK, The Information, 8th April
Nick Miller at Art Space, Fisun Guner “Whats on”, London, 3rd March
Portraits worth lying for, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Jan 26th.,
Private View, R Ingleby, The Independent, UK, The Information, March 20th
CLOSER, Text Nick Miller, Rubicon Press, catalogue: ISBN 0 95327044 7 4
Remains & Intents. Catalogue. Interview with Hughie O’Donoghue,, Rubicon Press. ISBN 0 9532744 0 3
Caught in the Nick of time, Aidan Dunne, Sunday Tribune, April
Exploring the artist’s studio, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, May
Art Space Gallery. Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, London, catalogue.
The Life of Painting, Modern Art in Ireland, Dorothy Walker Lilliput Press
Nick Miller: Figure, Brenda McParland, Catalogue, The Lowe Gallery.
Nick Miller at Lowe, Donald Locke, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, USA.
Nick Miller at IMMA, Aidan Dunne, CIRCA, Summer 1994, No 68.
Naked Formed, J. Cassidy, CIRCA, Autumn, 1994.
How to look at the naked body, A.Dunne, The Sunday Tribune.
Study in Blue, Patrick Gallagher, Sunday Independent, May.
Coming to Ireland for a sense of Jewish identity, A.Dunne
Sunday Tribune, May 1991.
The Shadow Line, Aidan Dunne, Catalogue, City Arts Centre, Dublin
Letting an Artist loose, Aidan Dunne, The Sunday Tribune.
Two Dublin exhibitions, Brian Fallon, Irish Times, July 1988.