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Gary McMillan
updated: 11/20/2012
website: www.garydavidmcmillan.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Untitled #1
Untitled #2
Untitled #4
Scene 10
Scene 24
Scene 11
Number 18
Scene 5
Scene 9
Number 23
Scene 8
Number 13
Number 72
Doorway
Tainted Love
 
Portfolio Keywords:  urban, figurative, narrative, mimetic, process, obsessive, humor
 
 
Untitled #1 by Gary McMillan
Untitled #1
Acrylic on matt board
2011
8.66" x  12.2" 
Untitled #2 by Gary McMillan
Untitled #2
Acrylic on matt board
2011
6.69" x  8.74" 
Untitled #4 by Gary McMillan
Untitled #4
Acrylic on linen
2012
28" x  42" 
Scene 10 by Gary McMillan
Scene 10
Graphite pencil and acrylic on board
2008
12 " x  16 " 
Scene 24 by Gary McMillan
Scene 24
Acrylic on linen
2009
15.9 " x  24 " 
Scene 11 by Gary McMillan
Scene 11
Graphite pencil and acrylic on board
2008
12 " x  16 " 
Number 18 by Gary McMillan
Number 18
Acrylic on board
2008
12 " x  16 " 
Scene 5 by Gary McMillan
Scene 5
Acrylic on linen
2007/2008
33.1 " x  41.9 " 
Scene 9 by Gary McMillan
Scene 9
Acrylic on linen
Work in progress
35.4 " x  47.2 " 
Number 23 by Gary McMillan
Number 23
Acrylic on linen
2010
15.9" x  24" 
Scene 8 by Gary McMillan
Scene 8
Acrylic on linen
2011
28" x  42" 
Number 13 by Gary McMillan
Number 13
Graphite pencil and acrylic on board
2007
9" x  12" 
Number 72 by Gary McMillan
Number 72
Acrylic on board
2009
11" x  14" 
Doorway by Gary McMillan
Doorway
Graphite and acrylic on matt board
2005
24.2" x  18.9" 
Tainted Love by Gary McMillan
Tainted Love
Graphite and acrylic on paper
2007
8.3 " x  11.7 " 

Artist Statement

McMillan’s paintings and drawings evoke those moments of suspense – the dripping tap, the ticking clock – before something happens. The tension between the seen and the unseen – between the visual facts that McMillan meticulously records and all the bodies and events that seem to wait just off-screen – gives these paintings and drawings their charge. The very meticulousness of McMillan’s technique slows the passage of the gaze across the surface of his drawings and promotes a more meditative pace of looking. (Justin Paton, 2001)

Artist Bio / CV
Biography: 

2012 Lives and works in Auckland, NZ

2009 Artist residency, Vermont Studio Centre, USA

2007 Drawing and Painting Tutor, Uxbridge Creative Centre, Auckland

1999-2005 Lecturer (Painting & Drawing), Otago School of Art, Dunedin

Tutor (Life Drawing & Painting), Cleveland Living Arts Centre

2000-2003 Master of Fine Arts with distinction, Otago School of Art

1994-97 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago School of Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2012 The Quiet Earth, The Film Archive, Auckland

Noise, FHE Project, Auckland

2011 Sector 8, A Gallery, Dunedin

2005 The Day the Earth Stood Still, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin

2003 Moving Still, Hocken Library, University of Otago

Moving Still (Reprised), The Arthouse, Christchurch

2000 High Street and Other Stories, The Arthouse, Christchurch

1993 Metropolis Café, Hamilton

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008 National Drawing Awards, Artspace, Enjoy, Physics Room

Finalist & award winner, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, Wellington

2006 Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, Wellington

National Drawing Awards, Artspace and Physics Room

2004 Finalist in the Wallace Awards, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Room, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin

2003 Tease, 82 Bond Street, Dunedin

2001 Haunted House, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

2000 New Works, CoCA, Christchurch

1999 Cranleigh Barton Drawing Awards, Christchurch

Sister City Group Exhibition, Otaru Museum, Japan

Awards:

2011 Paramount Award, NZ Painting and Printmaking Award

2008 Jury Prize, Wallace Art Awards

1999 Merit Award, Mainland Art Awards

1997 Student Prize, Cleveland Art Awards

1996 Derivan Painting Award, Otago School of Art

Publication/Reviews:

2012 Art Zone, No.44 April-June, pp.29-37

2009 Seen This Century, Warwick Brown, Random House, NZ

2006 Art News NZ, Autumn 2006, p.29

2005 Otago Daily Times, Dec 8, 2005, p.38

Otago Daily Times, Nov 24, 2005, pp.33-34

2003 Art NZ, No.108/Spring 2003, p.56

Art NZ, No.107/Winter 2003, pp.46-47

Otago Daily Times, Mar 20, 2003, p.29

2001-02 Art NZ, No.101/Summer 2001-02, p.36