Blonde But Not Forgotten

Publisher: White Cube

About Harland Miller

Writer and artist Harland Miller explores the relationship between words and images—and the process of producing meaning—in his paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Interested in canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway and drawing influence from Ed Ruscha, Mark Rothko, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg, Miller pointedly combines text and images to comment on the frequent disconnect between representation and reality. For one series of paintings, he transformed canvases into satirical Penguin book covers, inventing keenly witty titles—like The Me I Never Knew (2009)—to send up classical literary motifs. The (often torturous) process of writing itself is the subject of another series, in which Miller covers vintage typewriters with splashes of paint, giving the works titles like, Writing is easy—all you do is feed in a sheet of white A4 paper and stare at it till your forehead bleeds (2009).

British, b. 1964, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Harland Miller: HIGH ON HOPE, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2014
Launch of the newest edition by Harland Miller, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2012

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Harland Miller: HIGH ON HOPE, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2014
Launch of the newest edition by Harland Miller, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2012

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Mix: Summer Group Show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2015
Anything for a Laugh: Humor in Contemporary Art, Art+Culture Projects, New York
2015
Painting, works on paper and prints, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
Not Just Steak and Kidney Pie, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
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