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Peter Miller

Peter Miller can perhaps best be classified as a contemporary still life painter. He also often works outside of that genre, incorporating narrative based and large portrait work- the latter of which has become a passion for him.

In his still life work, Peter tends to play with old and damaged objects that convey a story, showing the signs of time passing. He also looks for and paints simple objects in which he finds a beauty not necessarily seen by others. Through the medium of painting, Peter places these objects under a spotlight, highlighting an unseen beauty.

Peter has exhibited frequently since 1997 and has been a regular finalist in the major national art awards, winning the Molly Morpeth Canaday award in 2014. His work features in private collections in New Zealand as well as internationally, including several in the Wallace Arts Trust collection based in Auckland, NZ

Publications:
Seen This Century- A Collectors Guide by Warwick Brown, published by Random House NZ 2009.
Knack Magazine- Chicago 2018

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018  Beneath the Surface, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2017 This Mortal Coil, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2016  Presence, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2015  When I Grow Up, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2009  The Age of Innocence- Whitespace Gallery, Auckland

2006  Stuck In Traffic- Mcpherson Gallery Auckland

2004  Passing Time- Gallery 33, Wanaka

2002  Heavy Traffic- Mcpherson Gallery

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2015  New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton- (finalist)

2015  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane- (finalist)

2014   Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington (finalist)

2014  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane- (finalist, 1st prize)

2013  James Wallace Trust Art Award, Auckland- (finalist, touring show)

2013  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane- (finalist, merit award)

2012  Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington- (finalist)

2012  New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton- (finalist)

2011  New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton- (finalist)

2011  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane- (finalist)

2010  Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington- (finalist, nz touring show)

2010  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane- (finalist)

2008  Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington- (finalist, Auckland touring show)

2008  New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton- (finalist)

2006  Walker and Hall Art Award, Waiheke- (finalist)

2006  James Wallace Trust Art Award, Auckland- (finalist)

2004  James Wallace Trust Art Award, Auckland- (finalist)

2004  Waikato Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton- (finalist)

2003  James Wallace Trust Art Award, Auckland- (finalist, Wellington touring show)

2003  Norsewear Art Award, Hastings- (finalist)

2003  Waikato Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton- (finalist)

2002  James Wallace Trust Art Award, Auckland- (touring finalist)

2002  Norsewear Art Award, Hastings- (finalist)

1998  James Wallace Trust Art Award, Auckland- (finalist)

1998  Waitakere Licensing Trust Art Award, Auckland- (finalist)

1997  Waitakere Licensing Trust Art Award, Auckland- (2nd prize)