Nick Miller was born in London in 1962. Educated at the University of East Anglia, he moved to Ireland in 1984, working first in Co Clare, then in Dublin. Since 1992, he has been largely based in Co Sligo. Elected as a member of Aosdána in 2001. He is the recipient of the inaugural 2014 Hennessy Portrait Award at the National Gallery of Ireland.
He has exhibited widely including solo shows at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, the RHA and the New York Studio School. In 2017 he was guest curator of the RDS Visual Arts Awards exhibition in Dublin. His work is held in many private, institutional and public collections nationally and internationally including The National Gallery of Ireland; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane; The Arts Council (Ireland); The Niland Collection and The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg.
Rootless: New Paintings, Arts Space Gallery, London (2019) Rootless, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin (2018); Vessels: Nature Morte, Arts Space Gallery, London (2016); Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire, Irish Museum of Modern Art (Nov 2015–May 2016); Vessels: Nature Morte, RHA, Dublin (2015); Sitting, Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois (2014); YARD, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2012); Tree House 360 ̊, OH Projects, Boston/Concord Arts Association, MA. USA (2011); Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2010); Painting Patrick: after Venus and Olympia, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny (2011); 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); Genre, The Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny (2004); Figure to Ground, RHA, Dublin (2003); Chen & Miller– East + West, curating the visit of artist Chen ZhongSen to Ireland at The Model, Sligo, Rubicon Gallery and Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (2002); Closer, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Art Space Gallery, London (2000); Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny (2001); New Paintings, Art Space Gallery, London (1999); South African Works, Irish Museum of Modern Art (1994); Paintings & Drawings, Galerie D’Eendt, Amsterdam (1992); The Shadow Line, The City Arts Centre, Dublin (1991); Twilights Raw, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (1988).