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Stormie Mills Artist Stormie Mills Performance Jacket

stormie mills has created characters that scuffle and scrape across the canvas, they dance, and tip-toe and cautiously stroll across the surface of our mind

"Performance Jacket"

FTW

FTW

2014

From Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien, FTW is inspired by the colour palette and breathtaking memories of a motorcycle journey through Vietnam where two wheeled objects are not just a mode of transportation, but a way of life.

Metro Gallery 22 September - 18 October 2014

Eggtooth

Eggtooth

Eggtooth

2014

Edith Cowan University in partnership with Bird Life Western Australia present a group show of endangered bird species interpreted by WA artists to raise funds for Bird Life WA.

SCOPE NYC

SCOPE NYC

SCOPE NYC

2014

Presented by Vertical Gallery at the 14th edition of the NY: Scope Art Fair at the iconic Skylight at Moynihan Station. 

PUBLIC

PUBLIC

PUBLIC

2014

A group show of works by artists who participated in Form Gallery's PUBLIC Art Festival, Perth, WA. 

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

2013

A Christmas group show at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA in partnership with Uprise Skate Shop with 20% of all procceds donated to Chicago-based non-profit organisation The Simple Good. 

#TWFSL

#TWFSL

#TWFSL

2013

A group exhibition of works celebrating The World Famous Seventh Letter, Known Gallery, Hollywood, LA, USA,

Into the Dark

Into the Dark

Into the Dark

2013

Unit44 Gallery, UK, pay tribute to a slice of North East England history in the form of the Victoria Tunnel. Dating back to 1842 the tunnel is transformed into a backdrop showcasing works by Stormie, Candice Tripp, D*FACE, Eelus, Faith47, Hendrik Beikirch, Hush, Meggs, Pedro Matos, Shepard Fairey, Will Barras & Word To Mother. 

Art With Altitude

Art With Altitude

Art With Altitude

2013

#thestormiemillsproject makes an appearance at Brisbane Airport for Art With Altitude, Skygate, QLD, Australia.

A Fish Tale

A Fish Tale

A Fish Tale

2013

Based on the script by Mark Strong who was inspired by Stormie’s work “I miss my friend I want him back” painted in 2008 for his solo exhibition loss + endings = fish. A Fish Tale is about relationships and friendships. A man and his friendship with a fish. A man and his relationship with his work. It’s about losing friends and making new friends.

 

Dark Lights

Dark Lights

Dark Lights

2012

Dark Lights continues Stormie’s exploration into the characteristics that define humanity. By shining a light into the darkness his work seeks to uncover what lies beneath in each of us. Dark Lights explores the idea that a “villain” in society can still possess a captivating human quality when the light is shined within them. By contrast a pillar of society exposes their “dark side” as they stand still under the light. Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Australia. 

WCA Group Show

WCA Group Show

WCA Group Show

2012

Chung King Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. 

Salon de Norte Societe

Salon de Norte Societe

Salon de Norte Societe

2012

Primary Projects, Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA.

Peoples and Places

Peoples and Places

Peoples and Places

2012

As a child Stormie Mills travelled extensively, he attended 8 different schools and was constantly on the move experiencing new places and cultures.  It was through this travel that Stormie developed his passion for observing people which continues to inform his character based work. Peoples and Places takes this examination one step further by looking at the environment and how it has the potential to impact on who we ultimately become. Stormie said, “I'm a firm believer, as a watcher of people that where we come from forms a major part of who we are. 

Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen

2011

Dirty Dozen is an exhibit featuring characters painted from a mixture of dust, dirt and spray paint. Friends of Leon Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

“With spray paint, what doesn’t stick to the canvas falls to the floor to mix with the dust and the dirt. I used this mix with an  acrylic paint to make these. It shows how most things in life can me made use of in another way, shape or form, but the human condition is such that it seems to often get stuck in mental limbo.”

Underbelly Miami

Underbelly Miami

Underbelly Miami

2011

Stormie featured in the Underbelly Show in Art Basel Miami Beach week, along with 34 other International artists who worked on the hidden subway project in 2010. The exhibition captures the essence of the abandoned, half completed New York station, known as the Underbelly

Selected Moments

Selected Moments

Selected Moments

2011

Remi/Rough and Stormie have been traveling all over the world together for well over a decade now. This show is a narrative of some of those travels together. The body of work will be comprised of ten original artworks, all created on site at Unit44, UK, during the week leading up to the unveiling.

Mini, Tiny, Small

Mini, Tiny, Small

Mini, Tiny, Small

2011

Primary Projects, Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA.

For, Against and the Truth

For, Against and the Truth

For, Against and the Truth

2011

A group show at LK Contemporary, Perth, Australia, curated by Stormie featuring Remi/Rough, John Fekner and Jordan Seiler, Kenton Parker, Jaybo Monk, Matt Doust, Marco ‘Pho’ Grassi, Jade Palmer, Amanda Lynn and Darren Henderson. Artists were asked to produce three self portraits representing three sides to every story.

Sandy Beach Sculpture Exhibition

Sandy Beach Sculpture Exhibition

Sandy Beach Sculpture Exhibition

2010

Town of Bassendean, Perth, WA, Australia.

PICA Salon

PICA Salon

PICA Salon

2010

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA, Australia.

On the Wall

On the Wall

On the Wall

2010

Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Guildford Grammar Annual Art Exhibition

Guildford Grammar Annual Art Exhibition

Guildford Grammar Annual Art Exhibition

2010

Guildford Grammar School, Perth, WA, Australia.

Graffiti Gone Global

Graffiti Gone Global

Graffiti Gone Global

2010

Fresh Produce, Primary Flight, Design District Miami, USA at Art Basel.

A Book About Death

A Book About Death

A Book About Death

2009

The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York City, USA.

Iconic Interpretations

Iconic Interpretations

Iconic Interpretations

2009

Lukas Stained Glass Studio, San Francisco, USA.

Art In Bloom

Art In Bloom

Art In Bloom

2008

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA.

Bendigo Art Cars

Bendigo Art Cars

Bendigo Art Cars

2008

A group show of model cars featuring artwork by Stormie, Janey Emery, Tim Daly, Noah Grosz, David Maisano, Lachlan Wallin, Ernie Dingo, Garth Neale, Ben Laden, Remi Morgan, Darren Henderson, Jade Palmer, Tanya Schultz & Amanda Shelsher. Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

Burning Bridges Summer Salon

Burning Bridges Summer Salon

Burning Bridges Summer Salon

2008

A group show at Brick Lane Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK.

Nancy Victor Xmas Exhibition

Nancy Victor Xmas Exhibition

Nancy Victor Xmas Exhibition

2008

Nancy Victor Gallery, London, UK.

Installation 5

Installation 5

Installation 5

2008

Scion, Los Angeles, USA.

Melbourne Stencil Festival

Melbourne Stencil Festival

Melbourne Stencil Festival

2007

At J-Studios, Melbourne, Australia.

Letters First

Letters First

Letters First

2007

A group exhibition featuring work by Seventh Letter Crew.

City of Perth Invitational Art Award

City of Perth Invitational Art Award

City of Perth Invitational Art Award

2007

City of Perth, Perth, WA, Australia.

Self-Titled

Self-Titled

Self-Titled

2006

A group show at Autopsy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Letters First

Letters First

Letters First

2006

Presented by the Seventh Letter Crew in Tokyo, Japan.

Graffiti World

Graffiti World

Graffiti World

2004

A group show in London featuring work by Stormie, She1, Pride, Inkie, Zaki Dee, Keinom, Nick Walker & Kid Acne to launch the Thames and Hudson publication Graffiti World. Stormie spoke as a guest speaker the London Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Pump up The Can

Pump up The Can

Pump up The Can

1991

Victorian Association of Youth in Communities. National touring exhibition.

"What's locked inside"

"What is left behind sometimes tells a different story"

"We stood on a mountain"

"They built a gallery down there"

"The spirit of the competition"

"The last bare-knuckle champion"

"The internal infernal switch"

"The Flower of May"

"The Captain"

"The Runaway"

"Wasted"

"St Anthony's Loss"

"Life is fleeting"

"Also the Hills"

"Mictlantecuhtli"

"As dawn approaches"

"The Fish"

"Trash Number 1"

"Trash Number 3"

"Study 1"

Private

Public

CLOSE

Stormie Mills first gave voice to the lost souls of the cityscape back in 1984. In the three decades since, he has created an evocative collection of characters inspired by and deeply connected to the street.

His creative journey began in the forgotten corners of our cities, the abandoned buildings and broken back lanes provided a canvas. As his practice developed, Stormie’s iconic characters found their way into the galleries and homes of collectors around Australia and the world. Stormie’s palette is sharply monochromatic.

Black represents dirt, white speaks of erasure, grey is drawn from the cityscape and silver the language of dreams.

The works draw on a deep sense of isolation and yet each character seems to carry a message of hope. These opposing elements in Stormie’s practice imbue his characters with a palpable presence and humanity. And when art captures the tenderness of the human condition people connect with it.

Testament to this is the significant expansion of Stormie’s collector base in Australia in the past five years and his sold out shows in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. His whimsical works are represented in galleries around Australia and Stormie’s private and public commissions light up streetscapes from Perth to Scotland to downtown Richmond USA.

In 2013 Stormie ventured into the world of three dimensions, transforming his iconic Bunnyman character into a series of four-metre high pop figurines that populated the streets of Brisbane for the city’s annual festival.

Visitors to Melbourne can immerse themselves in Stormie’s creative energy when they stay at The Cullen in Prahran. The Street Art Suite was a groundbreaking commission for Stormie as it was the first time the Art Series Hotel Group had worked with an Australian street artist. It put Stormie among a select group of international practitioners, who have a suite to their name, including D*FACE, Swoon and Blek le Rat.

It’s not just Stormie’s art that has fostered a strong following, his compelling personal story and with his passion for his practice has made him a sought after speaker. He took centre stage at FORM Gallery’s inaugural #PUBLICPerth street art festival in 2014 and he spoke at the world’s most respected design festival, the AG Ideas conference in 2012.

Stormie’s extensive portfolio has been captured in two beautiful volumes, Proximamente from 2007 and Dwi Yma, which was published in 2013.

Stormie Mills

BLACK WHITE GREY SILVER

 

Hand Made Vintage Kustoms

Hand Made Vintage Kustoms

HEARD IT THROUGH THE CLOTHESLINE

HEARD IT THROUGH THE CLOTHESLINE

A FISH TALE TEASER

A FISH TALE TEASER

A FISH TALE

A FISH TALE

BLACK FINGERNAILS

BLACK FINGERNAILS

GHOST VILLAGE

GHOST VILLAGE

THE SUGAR SKULL TWIST

THE SUGAR SKULL TWIST

"Proximamente"

"LITTLE WINGS STICKER"

"DWI YMA"

Artwork & Project Enquiries

Magenta Group Pty Ltd

+618 9228 4111

stacey@magenta.net.au

Gallery Representation

Metro Gallery / Melbourne

Jacinta Cavalot

+613 9500 8511

enquiries@metrogallery.com.au

Friends of Leon Gallery / Sydney

Leon Krasenstein

+61 403 248 978

leon@friendsofleon.com

 

Vertical Gallery/Chicago/USA

Patrick Hull

info@verticalgallery.com

 

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