Nick Miller: Selected Works 2004-13
Exhibition at the Wexford County Council
19th October to 20th November
The Arts Department of Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre are delighted to host an exhibition of work by renowned and celebrated Irish based painter Nick Miller. The exhibition in the County Council Building at Carricklawn will present a selection of Miller’s larger scale landscape works from 2004 to 2013 from both the acclaimed Truckscapes and Yard series, including a number of works not seen in Ireland before
In portraiture, still life or landscape, Miller works from the same simple premise; that he encounters his subject directly through the act of painting, and that the resulting work is seen to be the remains of that meeting. His work has an intense physicality that reflects the energy he brings to the painted encounter and the demands of addressing present reality. His work feeds off that intensity, and attempts to hold the urgency of that intangible connection to his subject in paint.
Nick Miller was born in London and attended the University of East Anglia, graduating in Development Studies in 1984. He moved to Ireland shortly after and has lived and worked in Co. Sligo since 1992. In 2014, Miller won the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland, and his work is featured in various national collections such as IMMA, The Hugh Lane, The Niland Collection and the National Gallery of Ireland. He has been a member of Aosdána since 2001.
Wexford County Council is approximately an hour from Waterford City and 75 minutes form Kilkenny City.