"At once secretive and sincere, my small figurative paintings examine the heightened psychological state born under cover of darkness." - Alice Miller

Sitting somewhere between a glowing coal and a neon light, each painting seems to simultaneously absorb light and emit one of its own. Alice draw parallels between the idea of religion and the hedonism of the night-time social scene, playing with archetypes of light and dark employed by both: rich shadow lures the viewer in, while light often obscures more than it reveals.


Figures are held by the detached eye of a phone camera. A fragment of time expands over the painting’s surface as small scale keeps the rest of the story just out of reach. Visible tension in expression and gesture gives way to an underlying sense of unease, but reality always manages to slip from the grasp. We edge into the scenes, unsure if we are friend, guest, spectator or voyeur.

Alice Miller is a painter based in South West England. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Loughborough University in 2020. She was a finalist in both the Waverton Art Prize and the RBA Rising Stars exhibitions, and has recently completed a residency with The Fores Project in London.
Recent selected group exhibitions include: Night Light, (Cob Gallery, London, 2023), A Kind of Human Clothing, (Liliya Gallery, London, 2022), Life in Colour, (The Room, London, 2022), The Flesh of Paint, (Liliya Gallery, London, 2022), Works On Paper 4, (Blue Shop Cottage, Online, 2022), After Dark, (Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, London, 2022) and The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, (Mall Galleries, Online, 2021). Recent selected solo exhibitions include: Alice Miller - Frieze Presentation, (The Fores Project, London, 2022). Her work has been featured in The Guardian.