Stormie Mills is best known for his whimsical, thought provoking characters created from a restricted colour palette of black, white, grey and silver.
As his practice developed, Stormie’s iconic characters found their way into the galleries, streets and homes of collectors around Australia and the world.
His work 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 capturing the tenderness of the human condition that people connect with. Testament to this is the significant expansion of Stormie’s collector base globally and sell 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 across the globe from Perth to the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. He has been invited to participate in some of the world’s most prestigious street art festivals and completed countless private and public art commissions. Most recently he was invited to create the first sanctioned street art mural as part of the prestigious Florence Biennale.
Stormie has also 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 International Arts Festival known as “the stormie mills project.” This body of work appeared as part of the Perth Fringe Festival and at the prestigious international Sculptures By The Sea exhibition where Stormie was awarded the Kids’ Choice Prize as voted by the public. He has also created a 4m bronze representation as part of a public art commissioning project.
Visitors to Melbourne can immerse themselves in Stormie’s creative energy when they stay at The Cullen, part of the Art Series Hotel Group where he was commissioned to create his own Street Art Suite. Stormie was the first Australian street artist to create a suite sitting alongside international artists.
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 has presented at the world’s most respected design festival, the AG Ideas conference and was invited by Conference Creator Ken Cato to be one of 25 artists to create an artwork to celebrate the conferences 25 year history. He was also a guest speaker at the Design Conference in London and headlined the Design Institute of Australia Breakfast. He was also a speaker at FORM’s #PUBLIC Street Art Festival, inaugural SYMPOSIUM.
Stormie has been widely published and has three books documenting his vast body of work. He has exhibited globally and created a strong following for his distinctive work.