Lives in London (United Kingdom).
Harland Miller is both a writer and an artist, practising both roles over a peripatetic career in both Europe and America. After living and exhibiting in New York, Berlin and New Orleans during the 80s and 90s, in 2001 Miller produced a series of paintings based of the dust jackets of Penguin books. By combining the motif inherent in the Penguin book, Miller found a way to marry aspects of Pop Art, abstraction and figurative painting at once, with his writer’s love of text. The ensuing images are humorous, sardonic and nostalgic at the same time, while the painting style hints at the dog-eared, scuffed covers of the Penguin classics themselves. Miller continues to create work in this vein, expanding the book covers to include his own phrases, some hilarious and absurd, others with a lush melancholy. Miller was the Writer in Residence at the ICA for 2002 and over the course of his residence he programmed a number of events drawing from his experience in literature and fine art, which included a season devoted to the ongoing influence and legacy of Edgar Allen Poe. Harland Miller was born in Yorkshire in 1964 and lives in London. Group exhibitions include Royal Academy, London (2006, 2005), Kunsthalle, Mannheim (2004) and the ICA, London (1996).
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First I Was Afraid, I Was...
Harland Miller, First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified, 2000. Book, ink, paper, 15.8 x 13.4 cm, 56 p., language : Engels, publisher : Book Works, London, ISBN : 1870699505.
Slow Down Arthur, Stick T...
Harland Miller, Slow Down Arthur, Stick To Thirty, 2001. Book, ink, paper, 19.3 x 12.9 cm, 250 p, language : English, publisher : Fourth Estate, London, ISBN : 9781841152837.
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The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra