BIOGRAPHY

Using subtle tones of paint McAlpine Miller creates the illusion of transparencies within his works. A reality that is so far-fetched that it becomes a busy blur of objects which portray the idea of an energy-laden consumer society. Contrasting themes of cartoons/superheroes, and stylish European models help to illustrate the unrealistic idealism that these celebrated objects present. Objects that we all desire, whereas the reality is as impossible as the existence of the Disney characters and Superheroes. These comic references do not only convey such, but the imagery also portrays the unimportance of the celebrated objects. How the subject matter overlaps and fades into each other not only shows forgotten memories and aspirations but also illustrates a feeling of a shallow existence.

Following on from his highly acclaimed exhibition at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in New York, McAlpine Miller continues to create works for exhibition.

McAlpine Miller collaborated with legendary footballer Pele to create a series of paintings to celebrate this sporting icon's 75th birthday. The art works were unveiled at The Halcyon Gallery, Mayfair in September 2016.

McAlpine Miller is the Artist in residence at The Savoy Hotel, London. Eight paintings were unveiled in November 2012. "A Time For Reflection" will hang in the Thames Foyer at The Savoy.

The Artist graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA Honours in Drawing and Painting in 1990. He was also shortlisted for the Provost Award at Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museums in 1996.

He has enjoyed successful Solo exhibitions with galleries such as Connaught Brown, London; Duncan Miller, London; Ruth O'Hara, New York; Catto Gallery, London; Rebecca Hossack Gallery and Kings Road Gallery, London, amongst others.

His work continues to attract the attention of galleries and collectors across the world.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Exhibition dates to be announced 

2016

Solo exhibition at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 9 - 30 March 2016

Pele - Halcyon Gallery, Mayfair 'Art, Life, Football' exhibition - September 2016

Ongoing Limited Editions, exhibited throughout the UK

Private Viewing - Castle Fine Art, Brighton - November

Private Viewing, ICC, Birmingham - December

2015

An exhibition of paintings celebrating Pele's 75th birthday, 'Art, Life, Football' at The Halcyon Gallery, Mayfair, London - September

The Savoy 'A Time for Reflection' collection of paintings to be published as Limited Editions

2014

December 2014 - solo exhibition of 30 paintings  'Mirror Mirror' at Castle Fine Art, 24 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London

A series of Limited Edition Prints will continue to be published throughout the year. Please visit Castle Galleries to view collections.

2013

Major exhibition of paintings 'Altered Images' at Castle Fine Art, 24 Bruton Street, Mayfair. 27 September till 13 October.

A new collaboration with London Fashion House Lulu & Co on a series of designs. Launch Autumn/Winter 2013

A selection of new works will continue to be published throughout 2013. Watch this space!

2012

Artist in Residence at The Savoy Hotel, London. Eight paintings 'A Time for Reflection' commissioned for permanent exhibition in the atrium of this iconic hotel.

Limited Edition Published works with renowned Art Publisher, Washington Green

15 Paintings to a Private Art Collector

Commissioned to create front cover Luxure Magazine, original art work exhibited at The Ivy

Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong – May

Exhibition, SOTA Gallery, Hong Kong
Exhibition, The Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London

2011

Various Solo and Group Exhibitions at own gallery – Art & Escape, Fleet Street
Hay Hill Gallery, London - October
State of the Arts Gallery, Hong Kong - November

2010

Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London
Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London
Cross My Art, Kings Cross, London

2009

Co-founded Art & Escape Ltd
Kings Road Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair, London

2008

Private sale of 10 works to British collector

2007

Decoratum Gallery, Church Street, London – commissioned and collected over 40 works

2006

Charlotte Street Gallery - Solo Exhibition
Catto Gallery, Hampstead – Group Exhibition
Glasgow Art Fair– self representing;
Dublin Art Fair– self representing;
The Art Group, signed worldwide publishing deal

2005

Catto Gallery, Hampstead – Solo Exhibition;
Glasgow Art Fair – self representing;
Dublin Art Fair – self representing

2004

Paul McCartney 2004 European Tour, commissioned to paint the piano that was used throughout the tour, this included working closely and consulting Paul on a daily basis; Charlotte Street Gallery - Solo Exhibition;
Glasgow Art Fair– self representing;
Dublin Art Fair– self representing

2003

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London – Solo Exhibition;

2002

United Entertainment Group Plc, County Hall, South Bank – commissioned various large format paintings for exhibition and a series of prints and other published items; Documentary, Football Hall of Fame, Sky Channel – commissioned to be the sole artist creating sporting works on the project;
Glasgow Art Fair– self representing;
Dublin Art Fair– self representing;
New Contemporaries, Business Design Centre, London – self representing;
Catto Gallery, Hampstead – Solo Exhibition;

2001

Set-up a co-operative company based in Camden producing small and large scale works for exhibition in Europe and America

2000

Catto Gallery, Hampstead – Solo Exhibition;

1999

Catto Gallery, Hampstead – Solo Exhibitions;
Duncan Miller Fine Art, Glasgow - Art Fair

1998

Worked on several advertising campaigns including: Reneault, McVities, Virgin, Persil, Bravissimo; BBC, Stage Production about the History of Art - backdrops based on famous images, the Last Supper and various historical notable portraits

1997

BBC Production of Changeling – created scenic backdrop, 8 panels 10ft x 30ft each, used throughout the production;
Gagliardi Gallery, London – Group Show

1996

Kelvingrove Art Galleries & Museums - Shortlisted for Provost Award; Decadence, film by Stephen Berkoff – Triptych of The Alternative Last Supper used as backdrop for the main dining scene.

1995

Connought Brown, London - Group Show;
Duncan Miller, New York – Chigaco Art Fair;
Gagliardi Gallery, London – Group Show & featured works in Contemporary European Art Book

1994

Connought Brown, London - Solo Exhibition;
Duncan Miller, New York – Art Fair
Ruth O'Hara Gallery – New York

1993

Art Bank, Glasgow - Solo Exhibition;
Connought Brown, London – Joint Exhibition

1992

Joint Exhibition – Cannes, France
Art Bank, Glasgow

1991

Trinity Gallery, Alblermarle Street, London - Solo Exhibition;
Poleski Gallery, Lucca - Lived and worked in Italy whilst exhibiting at this gallery

1990

Glasgow School of Art, BA Honours - painting and drawing