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Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller works in the spaces between the digital and the physical. He employs innovative approaches to painting using digital media and digital fabrication to create his objects. The convoluted processes and compromises of transforming from a digital to a physical being (or vice versa) are central to the work. His intent is to create something with a digital aesthetic but with an incongruously physical presence -as if they have swapped context unexpectedly. We are asked to understand them as creatures both of the digital world and of the abstract tradition and asked to reflect on how some of paintings central questions such as colour or human gesture are affected by digital technology. The forms and colours in the work are familiar both from the digital characters, icons and interfaces we use every day and from abstract painting and drawing.

Bio

Kevin Miller lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Miller graduated from the University of Ulster, Belfast with a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Irish Visual Culture. His works are now held in private and public collections, and he has exhibited regularly over the past thirteen years mainly throughout Ireland and also internationally. His pieces were showcased among others at the prestigious annual exhibitions of the Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin) and the Royal Ulster Academy (Belfast).

EDUCATION

  • 2006 Master of Art in Irish Visual Culture, University of Ulster, Belfast
  • 2003 BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art (Painting), University of Ulster, Belfast

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 ‘Something Hero Something’, Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2013 ‘Eyesore’, Marketplace Theatre, Armagh, N. Ireland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 ‘Art Trail’, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2017 ‘Art Explorations’ Atelier Design, Belfast, N.Ireland
  • 2017 ‘84 Steps’ Cathedral Studios, Belfast, N.Ireland
  • 2017 ‘Summer Group Show’, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2016 ‘Winter Group Show’, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2016 ‘A Painting Show’, QSS Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
  • 2016 ‘Instream’, QSS Gallery and University of Ulster Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
  • 2015 ‘Winter Group Show’, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2015 ‘134th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N.Ireland
  • 2015 ‘185th RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2014 ‘Winter Group Show’, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2014 ‘Summer Group Show’, Mullan Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
  • 2014 ‘133rd Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland
  • 2013‘Materials, Message, Meaning’, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, N. Ireland
  • 2013 ‘Now Wakes the Sea’, Kinsale Arts Festival, Kinsale, Ireland
  • 2012 ‘182nd RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

COLLECTIONS

  • Visual Artists Ireland’s Collection, Belfast Office, N. Ireland Private collections
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Selected Recognitions

  • Exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy and Royal Hibernian Academy’s annual exhibitions
  • Extensively exhibited at other galleries in N. Ireland and Ireland
  • Work in a public collection (Visual Artists Ireland)