Harland Miller

Harland Miller (b. 1964) is a British artist and writer. He studied at Chelsea School of Art, London, UK, graduating in 1988, since when his work has included paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces with influences as disparate as Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Ed Ruscha, Mark Rothko, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg. Miller is probably best known for his large-scale paintings of imaginary Penguin book covers. The invented titles offer a mordant take on contemporary life, including Whitby: The Self-Catering Years; York, So Good They Named It Once and Incurable Romantic Seeks Dirty Filthy Whore. Miller’s recent solo exhibitions include those at Blain Southern in Berlin (2016), White Cube Mason’s Yard in London (2017), White Cube Hong Kong (2019) and his largest to date at York Art Gallery, UK (2020), marking the return of Miller to his home town.