Artists Judy Millar

Judy Millar

b.1957, New Zealand
Lives in Auckland and Berlin

Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s most internationally recognised artists. Since 2005 she has shared her time between Auckland and Berlin and has a significant reputation in Europe, which continues to gain momentum.

Highlights of her career include two exhibitions at the Venice Bienniale; representing New Zealand with her solo exhibition Giraffe-Bottle-Gun (2009); and Collateral Event Time, Space, Existence (2011); inclusion in Rohkunstbau, Berlin (2010) and solo exhibitions at the Auckland Art Gallery (2002) and the IMA, Brisbane (2013).

Her paintings are held in all major public collections in New Zealand and in several international collections including the Kunstmuseum St Gallen and Tichy Foundation in Prague.

Available monographs on her work include You You Me Me (Kerber Art, Germany, 2009), Giraffe-Bottle Gun (Kerber Art, Germany, 2009) and Be Do Be Do Be Do (IMA, Brisbane).

Gow Langsford Gallery has represented Judy Millar since the gallery began in 1987.

Judy Millar


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

1991 Post Graduate Studies, undertaken at Academia Albertina - Turin, Italy

selected exhibitions

Download full Curriculum Vitae

2016 Turning the World Inside Out: 30 years a painter, GowLangsford Gallery, Auckland
Advancing All Electric, Galerie Mark Mueller “Tango Them Basel”- Zurich, Switzerland
The Bridegroom’s Voice, Bartley and Company, Wellington

2015 Proof of Heaven, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Movements towards Formation, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Model World, Te Uru Contemporary Galley, Auckland

2014 Cinema and Painting,Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2013 Comic Drop, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Images for Images; Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists, GASK, Gallery of Central Bohemia, Czech Republic.
IMA, Brisbane, Australia

2012 The Rainbow Loop, MgK, Otterndorf, Germany
Contact. Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

2011 Lucifer Bring the Light, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
The Path of Luck, Palazzo Bembo, Venice Italy
The Hierarchy Problem, Macht, Rohkunstbau, Schloss Marquart, Potsdam, Germany

2009 Giraffe-Bottle-Gun at the Venice Biennale, La Maddelena,Venice, Italy
New Works, 2008-09, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2008 Matte Black.Galerie Mark Mueller, Zurich, Switzerland

2007 Butter for the Fish,Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Keeping You You Keeping Me Me, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland

2005  I will, should, can, must, may, would like to express, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2004 I'd Like Painting, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland