April 2013 / Judy Millar T shirts in support of the Fred Hollows Foundation: Restoring Sight
October 2012 / Simon Ingram and Judy Millar in Contact: Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand
Contact: Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand is now on at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt, Germany. See below or their website for more details.
October 2012 / Judy Millar The Rainbow Loop publication launch
Judy Millar's publication The Rainbow Loop is being launched today in Germany. Judy Millar; The Rainbow Loop: is a limited Edition Catalogue: published by Kerber Verlag, Germany. Edition of 80, each book will be accompanied by an original work on paper.
September 2012 / Judy Millar and Simon Ingram at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
Judy Millar's catalogue for her recent exhibition The Rainbow Loop will be launched at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in conjunction with the exhibition on Sunday 7th October. (image: Judy Millar, The Rainbow Loop)
July 2012 / Judy Millar upcoming publication and exhibition
The exhibition Like has just opened at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney and includes a work of Judy Millar’s. Her upcoming exhibitions in Europe include: Contact; Artists From Aotearoa/ New Zealand: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (6 October – 5th November) and Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists: Gask, Gallery of Central Bohemia, Czech Republic (1 November – 1 March 2013).
Kerber Verlag, Germany is publishing a limited edition catalogue titled Judy Millar; The Rainbow Loop. Due out in September 2012, each book will be accompanied by an original work on paper. Watch this space for more information. (image: Judy Millar, The Rainbow Loop, Gegenstandsfreier Kunst Museum, Otterndorf , Germany, 2012).
December 2011 / Judy Millar in International Collections
Judy Millar's work is now part of two important European Collections, The Tichy Collection and the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.
Housed in the Czech republic, The Tichy Collection includes works by Richard Prince, Thomas Ruff and Gunter Forg. Millar is the first artist from New Zealand to participate in this collection.
The Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland is an important collection of painting that includes paintings from all eras, including recent times, and holds a number of important works by Andy Warhol.
November 2011 / Judy Millar in Sculpture Magazine
Judy Millar is featured in this month’s issue of the American publication Sculpture Magazine. In Redefining Limits: A Conversation with Judy Millar Karlyn De Jongh, Sarah Gold, and Valeria Romagnini talk to Judy Millar about her recent projects in Venice.
September 2011 / Judy Millar upcoming exhibition in Warsaw, Poland
Judy Millar will be included in Abstract Overture, an exhibition organized by the Dutch art collector and curator Iwan Yamin. He will present three artists that challenge the way abstract paintings are created, presented and can be interpreted. Through influences ranging from marketing strategies to mimicry and new techniques of reproduction Ronald de Bloeme, Joachim Grommek and Judy Millar have started a new chapter for abstraction, focusing on visual codes and processes of recognition.
JANUARY 2011 / JUDY MILLAR AT WINDOW, AUCKLAND AND IN PUSHERS AT WAIKATO UNIVERSITY
New works by Judy Millar will be on show at Window Gallery in a show curated by Selena Foote, opening 25 January 2011. Her work is also included in Pushers, at the University of Waikato. Curated by Karl Chitam the exhibition looks at the work of four New Zealand painters (Matt Heays, Toni MacKinnon, Judy Millar and Rohan Weallens) pushing the boundaries of contemporary painting and show includes work from the University Collection alongside new work. (image: Millar, Untitled, 2009). Opens Thursday 10 February and runs to 27 March.
JANUARY 2011 / Judy Millar invited to show alongside Carl Andre and Marina Abramovic at Venice Biennale 2011
Following the success of her exhibition Giraffe-Bottle-Gun at the 2009 53rd Venice Biennale, Judy Millar has been invited to exhibit again at the upcoming Venice Biennale. Millar, approached by Dutch curators Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold will create a new work for the exhibition Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence, a collateral event of the Biennale. The line up of artists is extraordinary and includes revered American minimalist Carl Andre and 'the mother of performance art' Marina Abramovic.
For Judy Millar, the opportunity to show again at the Venice Biennale and alongside Marina Abramovic has a "strange synchronicity" and is "simply unreal". Talking to her recently she noted that "sometimes life throws up strange synchronicities - my stay in New York on a residency at ISCP studios in early 2010 coincided with Marina Abramovic's huge retrospective at MOMA. As she was sitting in the gallery performing a work for the duration of the exhibition, I popped into MOMA almost daily to see her performance unfold. Her exhibition, and her presence at MOMA finished the day I left New York, so I felt that my stay in the city was somehow marked by her appearance. To now be invited to show alongside her is simply unreal."
Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence will be on show at prestigious Venetian place Palazzo Bembo, located on the Grand Canal by the Rialto Bridge. Each artist has been nominated a room within the palace and will be creating new works for the show. Millar's work will integrate with the architectural elements of the space and her 3m meter tall canvas will literally fold out the palace window where it will be seen from the Grand Canal. Read more about Millar's Venice 2011 project here.
In the lead up to this exhibition Millar will also be exhibiting new work in The Ring at Rohkunstbau, Berlin. The Ring is based on Wagner's The Ring of Nibelung and is particularly interesting for Millar, as a New Zealand artist because of its shared relationship to The Lord of the Rings. Aucklanders will be treated to a solo exhibition of new works at Gow Langsford Gallery opening on 29 March.
(images left to right: (one and two) working model for Venice 2011 project, Palazzo Bembo where Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence will be shown, Millar's exhibition Giraffe-Bottle-Gun at La Maddalena during the 2009 Venice Biennale)
May 2010 / Judy Millar in Berlin
Following on from her recent installations Giraffe-Bottle-Gun at La Maddelena in Venice and New Works at Gow Langsford, Millar continues to examine the enigmatic relationship between painting and the world that it seeks to both represent and form a part of.
"Millar's installation, then, is not just an object that we are asked to quietly inspect. Demanding, playful, and sometimes outright confrontational, it pushes and pulls us towards new experiential discoveries. In doing so, it holds the promise of a better life; an optimism about our experience of the world around us, and the vital, human role that art plays within it." (source: Hamish Morrison Gallery website 06.05.2010)
A Better Life runs through June 5.
February 2010 I Judy Millar at Te Papa
New Zealanders have the chance to see works from Judy Millars exhibition Venice Biennale exhibition Giraffe-Bottle-Gun at Te Papa. New Zealand at the Venice Biennale opens to the public on the 26th of this month and includes works from by Millar and Francis Upritchard. For more information see Te Papas website.
November 2009 I Judy Millar announced as New York residency recipient
Congratulations to Judy Millar who has been awarded the Creative New Zealand New York Residency. Hosted by the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Judy will be in New York February through next May year. For more information on the program see Creative New Zealand's press release here.
November 2009 I Two new publications on Judy Millar
Two new publications on Judy Millar are launched this month in New Zealand. Both published by Kerber Art, Germany, You You Me Me (RRP $59.95) is an artists' monograph covering Millar's career to date and Giraffe-Bottle-Gun ($19.95) documents her recent exhibition of the same title at the 2009 Venice Biennale. For further details and to purchase see our publications page.
November 2009 I Judy Millar in Metro Magazine
Frances Morton writes about Judy Millar is the current issue of Metro Magazine. On sale now.
June 2009 I Judy Millar at Art Basel 2009
New works by Judy Millar were exhibited at Galerie Mark Muller's stand at Art Basel 2009 - the world's premier international art fair for Modern and contemporary works. The fair featured over 300 exhibitors from around the world and attracted an astonishing 61,000 people.
April 2009 I Judy Millar in Artist Profile Magazine
Soon to be on bookstands is issue 7 of Australian art magazine, Artist Profile. Featuring on the cover and with an eight page interview is gallery artist and Venice Biennale co-representative Judy Millar, who talks to interviewer Carole Shepheard about her project for the Biennale Giraffe Bottle-Gun. Since the article has gone to press Millar's venue has changed from the Chiesa di Sant'Antonin to La Maddalena situated in the siestere of Cannaregio. The interview however highlights the challenges Millar has had to face in terms of reconciling her installation with various architectural sites and the intricacies of their physical spatial dynamics.
25.06.08 I Judy Millar to represent NZ at Venice Biennale 2009
Congratulations to gallery artist Judy Millar who has been chosen to represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in July 2009. Creative New Zealand's eight member selection panel of Alastair Carruthers (CNZ), Jenny May (CNZ), Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Te Papa), Greg Burke (gallery director), Jenny Gibbs (art collector), Jenny Harper (gallery director), Robert Jahnke (artist), and Caroline Vercoe (Auckland University) recently selected Judy Millar and Francis Upritchard to go to Venice. The Venice Biennale is the oldest, and remains the most important, visual arts biennial event to showcase contemporary art. The Dominion post reported today that Creative NZ arts council chairman Alastair Carruthers described Judy Millar as "one of New Zealand's most experienced abstractionists" and her project for Venice as "strong, bold and exciting". Judy will be accompanied by curator Leonhard Emmerling as part of the artist/curator team.
For more information http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/node/5984
12.03.08 Judy Millar in Art New Zealand Magazine
The vibrant cover of the latest issue of Art New Zealand features a detail of a painting by gallery artist Judy Millar. Inside writer/curator Justin Paton engages Millar in a frank interview that considers the artist's thoughts on the nature and physicality of her practice.
For me a painting is a highly paradoxical object. Its able to point to things in the world, through the power of illusion. Its also physically real. Thats the key paradox; it carries many more. And youre able to lay these all these elements down on a single surface. To me thats the fascination of painting.
The Autumn issue of Art New Zealand is currently in selected book stores nation wide.
Judy Millar: Inaugural McCahon Arts Residency
Gow Langsford Gallery would like to congratulate Judy Millar in her selection for the inaugural McCahon House Arts Residency. Millar will be the first artist to live and work in the new, purpose built Pete Bossley designed house and studio on the site adjacent to the restored house which Colin McCahon lived in from 1953-60. Millar will take up the residency from December 2006 - February 2007, and exhibit at Gow Langsford Gallery in late February 2007.
Judy Millar exhibits in Telecom Prospect 2007: New Art New Zealand
This years Telecom Prospect at the City Gallery, Wellington, is curated by Senior Curator Heather Gailbraith. The exhibition runs from the 11 February - 29 April 2007. For more information go to the City Gallery.