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Laurent Miller (1968), born in France, lives in La Rochelle. As an artist he composes the chapters of an imaginary encyclopedia populated with objects made by himself, by photographing them in their natural settings or in his studio. His assemblies are hybrids of traditional, scientific and architectural objects, including works of artists whose work he loves. Each of these constructions is an opportunity to question the status of the image itself: its history, its place, the physical phenomena associated with it, and its forms of appearance.
His works have been exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa-Fe, in the Nicéphore Nièpce Museum (Chalon-sur-Saône, France), during the festival Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, in the Hôtel des Arts in Toulon, in the gallery CGAI (La Coruña, Spain), Lectoure, and in the Museum of Fine Arts in Angers. In 2014 and 2015, he was awarded with The Nadar and Niece Prizes. He teaches at TALM Angers school of art.
Laurent Miller’s work is included in private and public collections in France, Indonesia and the United States: Chicago Art Institute; Los Angeles County Museum; San Francisco MoMA; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Fonds national d’art contemporain; Maison européenne de la photographie; Artsociates Bandung; Bibliothèque Nationale de France; artothèques d’Angers; Grenoble; La Rochelle; Lyon; Vitré; Pessac and Caen.
During his residency at Devfto Printmaking Institute he explored cyanotype prints under the guidance of Devy.