Born in London, 1962. He attended the University of East Anglia, graduating in Development Studies in 1984. Miller moved to Ireland in 1984, A member of Aosdána since 2001, he lives and works in Co Sligo. In 2014 Miller won the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland. In 2017 he was guest curator for the RDS Visual Art Awards exhibition.
Selected Solo exhibitions include:
"Rootless | new paintings, Art Space Gallery,
London, (Feb-March 2019); "Rootless", Oliver Sears Gallery,
Oct-Nov 2018); "Vessels: Nature Morte", Art Space Gallery, London (Sept-Oct 2016);
"Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire", Irish Museum of Modern Art,
(Nov 19th, 2015 - May 2nd, 2016); "Vessels: Nature Morte" RHA Gallery, Dublin (2015). “Sitting” Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois (2014);”YARD" Rubicon Gallery Dublin (2012); "Painting Patrick: after Olympia & Venus" The Heritage Council, Kilkenny Arts Festival; "Tree House 360˚ "Concord Art Association (2011) Concord, MA, USA. Curated by OH Projects, Boston;"Tree House 360˚" Rubicon Gallery Dublin (2010) "Truckscapes - Paintings from a mobile studio" New York Studio School, New York (2008) "Truckscapes- Drawings from a Mobile Studio" Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2007), Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (2008), Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2008); "Standing Sitting Lying: Watercolours" Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2006); "Genre", The Butler Gallery (2004), The Castle, Kilkenny ; "Figure to Ground", Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2003); "Closer" Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Art Space Gallery, London (2000-01); Kilkenny Arts Festival; "Paintings & Drawings" Rubicon Gallery Dublin (1998); Art Space Gallery, London (1999); "Figure", The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta USA (1996); "Paintings", Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; (1996) "South African Works", The Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin (1994); "Paintings & Drawings", Galerie D’Eendt, Amsterdam (1992) and "The Shadow Line", The City Arts Centre, Dublin (1991); "Zoo Work", Eve Linders, Dublin (1989); Twilights Raw, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (1988). In 2002 he curated the visit to Ireland of Chinese artist Chen ZhongSen including amongst other events a joint exhibition "Chen + Miller : East + West" at The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo.
National Gallery of Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Council; The Hugh Lane, Irish Life PLC, RTE, The Arts Council (Ireland), European Investment Bank (Luxembourg), Independent Newspapers (Ireland), The National Drawing Collection : LCGA (Limerick Municipal Collection), The Niland Collection (Sligo), Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Boyle Civic Collection, Fujian Teachers College (China), Dublin Institute of Technology, Allied Irish Bank, Irish Permanent, Ulster Bank. Fundacion Privada Sorigue, Lleida Spain.