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Michael Miller, born in Glasgow, Scotland, trained in painting and drawing in Italy, Switzerland and Mozambique. On moving to the USA in 2010, he studied abstract painting, drawing and assemblage at the Art Students League of New York. In 2012, he was awarded the League’s Matisse Estate Merit Scholarship, and in 2014, he was selected as a visiting artist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In January 2016, Michael moved to Santiago, Chile, where he lived and worked until July 2017. He is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is represented by Jeeum Gallery in Hong Kong and South Korea.

In addition to his regular art practice, Michael has been involved in a range of community-based public art projects in New York, and has supported a number of arts-based not-for-profits as a volunteer artist (including Sing For Hope, the Lulu & Leo Fund and Atamanna in Lebanon). He also sat on the board of SONYA - South of the Navy Yards Artists - and the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s exhibit advisory committee. He currently sits of the council of the Society of Scottish Artists.

portrait photograph of abstract artist Michael Miller

Michael is trained as a social scientist, and has studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Leicester and Pennsylvania, as well as the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. In 2001, he earned a PhD in contemporary history from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Michael is also a long-standing supporter of human rights, and has published work on a range of issues including violence against children, gender-based violence, and the prevention of torture.

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