Hollie Miller is a performance artist with an interdisciplinary practice and a background in contemporary dance. Her artistic practice combines performance, moving image, photography, sculpture, and installation. She regularly collaborates with musician Craig Scott, utilizing sound to add intensity to her imagery across performance and film.
She lives and works in London, UK.
Miller holds an MA from the Royal College of Art (2016), London, UK, as well as a BPA from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, UK.
I use my body as an activated and politicized site, bringing charged materials to it to envisage ‘insideness’ and externalize the subconscious. I make site-responsive and intimate time-based work both live with the audience as witness and in isolation in derelict buildings and remote landscapes with my camera as witness. Following my performances, sculptural objects, material traces and clothing are often left in the gallery as artifacts that haunt the space in the afterlife with late viewers. I view the photographic documentation of my performances as crystallizations of living images.
"Like Meret Oppenheim, Hollie Miller knows how to make a seemingly simple gesture that is profound, multi-layered and which burrows immediately into the subconscious." - Zavier Ellis
“There is a poignant sense of equilibrium yet an expressive resonance in what she does, both reliable yet disturbing.” - Nigel Rolfe
“Very tough and sharp. Exciting and refreshing to see an artist use their body as a medium unto itself, both subject and object.” - Skip Arnold
Exhibitions and Performances
Miller has performed internationally in galleries, museums and festivals. Selected exhibitions include: Somerset House, London; San Mei Gallery, London; South Kiosk, London; UK Mexican Arts Society; Hastings Contemporary, Margate, and Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Selected performances include: Camden People’s Theater, London; House of Mass, London; MEM Experimental Festival, Bilbao; Land Art Biennale Art Safiental in Switzerland; London’s Biennale of International Performance Art and Noise; Revolve Performance Art Days, Uppsala and Apulia Land Art Festival in Italy. Her films have been screened at Unit Gallery, London; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Performance Space, Folkestone, etc. In 2019, she won The Next Image Award by the Bury Art Museum, Manchester, for the film ‘We the Living’.
She has been awarded artist residencies in: The Watermill Center, New York; NAIRS Contemporary Art Center, Scoul; Serlachius Museum, Mänttä; La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires; Hogchester Arts, Dorset and VSSL Studio, London.
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