Harland Miller (British, b.1964) is a notable artist and writer who has contributed to the Abstract Art and Figurative Art movement in the 21st century. Born in Yorkshire, UK, 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 London, Germany, and the United States.

Miller lived and exhibited his work in New York, Berlin, and New Orleans. 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. In 2008, Miller was named the curator at an exhibit to celebrate the birth of Edgar Allen Poe (American, 1809–1849). Poe has been a consistent source of inspiration to Miller's work. The exhibit was housed in two separate venues in London. Miller’s solo exhibitions include shows at the White Cube in London, UK, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, NY. The artist currently lives and works in London.

Timeline

1964
Born Yorkshire, England
1984–1987
BA Chelsea College of Art, London
1987–1988
MA Chelsea College of Art, London
Currently lives and works in London

Exhibitions

2013
Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam (solo)
2013
A Decisive Blow Against If; Other Criteria, London (solo)
2013
Inner Journeys - Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels
2012
Harland Miller - The Next Life´s on Me - White Cube - Hoxton Square, London (England)
Harland Miller: On Overcoming Optimism / Gallery I - Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)
2012
Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy (solo)
2011
Have You Ever Stopped To Wonder Why You're Not Here: LAB Art, Beirut (solo)
2011
Rocky VI, Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2010
I'll Never Forget What I Can't Remember, Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2010
Gallleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy (solo)
2009
Don't Let the Bastards Cheer You Up: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead

 (solo)
2008
You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, White Cube, Hoxton Square and Shoreditch Town Hall, London
2007
Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Siesta Forever – Come on and Sing My Song, The Fireplace Project, East Hamptons (solo)
2006
The Portrait, V22 ASHWINSTREET, London
Summer Exhibition 2006, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2005
Summer Exhibition 2005, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Dear Son, This is one of the last of my few remaining pre marital possessions – look after it won’t you, Love Dad, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (solo)
2004
Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
The Charged Image, Collection of Douglas Cramer, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2002
To Jean, A Small Memento for a Great Effort, Love Alan, White Cube, London (solo)
2000
First I was Afraid; I was Petrified, Fig.-1, London (solo)
1996
Bad August, Richard Salmon Gallery, London
Fools Rain, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1995
Harland Miller, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris (solo)
You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil, Fakhoury Steinitz Gallery (solo)
1993
Kimono My Place, Louis XIV Gallery, Paris (solo)
1992
New Era, New Era building in association with Leo Castelli, New York
1991
Love Saves the Day, Prisunic Gallery, New York (solo)
1990
Rovers Return, Prisunic Gallery, New York (solo)
1989
Here Comes Everyone, Watermans Art Centre, London (solo)
Group show, Alexander Roussos, London
1987
Harland Miller, Diorama, London (solo)