Adam Miller's paintings explore the intersection between mythology, ecology and humanism.
Visually inspired by baroque and Hellenistic narrative painting they take a polytheistic
approach to contemporary folklore, questions of progress and the experience of human
narrative in the face of technological change and the struggle to find meaning in a world
poised between expansion and decay.

Miller's work is mannerist in it's use of the human form
as a vehicle of feeling and thought beyond the literal representation of a particular person.
Figures wander through inhospitable landscapes seeking sustenance which sometimes is
present and sometimes is not. The figures often turn in in despair sometimes comfort each
other and often show great strength in the face of overwhelming odds. There is a quiet heroism
in the way they bear their burden and continue to seek solace and purpose.

Born in 1979 in Oregon, He began an apprenticeship to artist Allen Jones at thirteen years old and at Sixteen,
was accepted to the prestigious Florence Academy Of Art in Florence, Italy where he underwent an extensive
training in classical painting techniques and studied the masterpieces of the Renaissance firsthand. For the next four years
Miller traveled throughout Europe studying the masters.

His work has been commissioned by Robert Pamplin Jr., the Chairman of the Board of the Portland Art Museum,
Mike Tyson, and Eric Rhodes, publisher of Fine Art Connoiseur. Miller has exhibited in both the U.S and Europe.

Among the Ruins

Life and death feed off of each other. Civilizations grow flourish in maturity and decay as do people. Among the Ruins
looks at different family's existing in a post industrial world looking back at what appears to be the remnants of a time
of great expansion and strength from a distance after the machinery of state has collapsed. The new hope represented
by their children exists against the darkness of the scattered corpse like remnants of their world. But as the darkest day
of winter is also the beginning of the suns return these families are the first to begin rebuilding their society and planting new
crops. Living in a period which seems surrounded on all sides by the collapse of twentieth century industrial modernism not
unlike the collapse of Classical Europe after world war 1 we can look back at what has passed while seeing the ground cleared
for a new way of life.


2011: Dark Water, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011: Spring Show, Falcon Art Community, Portland, OR

2011: Introducing, Slag Gallery, New York, NY

2010: Chelsea Art Museum, Young Associates Show, New York, NY

2010: Mighty Tanaka Presents: Elegant Discord, Brooklyn, NY

2010: Mosquito Hawk Gallery, Solo Show, Shelter Island, NY

2010: Art Hamptons, Gitana Rosa Gallery, Bridge Hampton, NY

2010: AAF Art Fair, New York, NY

2010: Verge Art Fair, Mighty Tanaka Presents, New York, NY

2010: Gitana Rosa Gallery, Hung Show,Brooklyn, NY

2010: Grand Prize, Artist's Magazine, All media competition

2010: Corpus Hermeticum, at The Great Nude Invitational, New York, NY

2010: C2 Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2009: Hybridism, Mighty Tanaka Presents, New York, NY

2009: Carnival, Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York, NY

2009: One man show, Gallery Molinar, Tiburon, CA

2009 : One man show, The Art Bar, Tiburon, CA

2009: Best of Show, Le Nouveau Baroque , Galerie Joelle, Paris, France

2009 : The Metamorphosis Project, Art Space, Richmond, VA

2008 : Best of Show, Singular Creation, Portrait Show

2008 : TNC Gallery, Lower East Side Arts Festival, New York, NY

2008 : Paradise Lost, WAH Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 : Richeson 75 Figure Portrait Catalog

Press and Publications

American Arts Quarterly 2012

Empty Magazine 2012

Wall Street Journal 2010

Juxtapoz 2011

East Hampton Star 2010

Fine Art Connoisseur 2010

Artist's Magazine 2010

American Artist Magazine 2010,11,12

American Art Collector 2009

Informed Collector 2008

Brooklyn Eagle 2008
Lake Oswego Gaurdian 2004