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Gary McMillan (b.1969) is originally from the Waikato and currently lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (with distinction) from the Dunedin School of Art in 2003. McMillan has exhibited throughout New Zealand in private galleries and public art institutions, recent shows include New Urban Realists at Eastern Southland Gallery in 2014-15 and Ocular Fusion at Fox Jensen Gallery in 2016. In 2012 he was the paramount winner of the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award. McMillan is represented by Fox Jensen Gallery in Auckland and Sydney.


Fox Jensen McCrory
10 Putiki Street
Grey Lynn, Auckland
New Zealand
ph. +649 360 9161

Fox Jensen
Corner Hampton & Cecil Lane
Paddington NSW 2021, Sydney
ph. +612 8084 4298


2018 Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand
2016-17 Life Drawing Tutor, Unitec, Auckland
2009 Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA
2007 Drawing and Painting Tutor, Uxbridge Creative Centre, Auckland
1999-05 Lecturer (Painting and Drawing), Dunedin School of Art 
Tutor (Life Drawing and Painting), Cleveland Living Arts Centre 
2000-03 Master of Fine Arts with distinction, Dunedin School of Art
1994-97 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dunedin School of Art 

Solo Exhibitions: 

2018 Phase IV, Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland
Broadcast, FHE Galleries, Auckland
2012 The Quiet Earth, The Film Archives, Auckland
Noise, FHE Project, Auckland
2011 Sector 8, A Gallery, Dunedin
2005 The Day the Earth Stood Still, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin 
2003 Moving Still, Hocken Library, University of Otago 
Moving Still (Reprised), The Arthouse, Christchurch
2000 High Street and Other Stories, The Arthouse, Christchurch 
1993  Metropolis Café, Hamilton  

Selected Group Exhibitions: 

2016 Ocular Fusion, Fox Jensen Gallery, Auckland
New Urban Realists, Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim
2014-15 New Urban Realists, Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore
2013 Seven Wishes, FHE Project, Auckland
Inland Empire, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland (with Ruth Cleland)
Path Upon the Air, FHE Galleries, Auckland
Auckland Art Fair, FHE Galleries
Inland Empire, Calder & Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato (with Ruth Cleland)
Seen Recently, Northart, Auckland
2012 Picture This: Recently Acquired Art, Hocken Library, Dunedin
Group Show, FHE Galleries, Auckland
New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton
2011 Yallop and Smith Memorial Exhibition, A Gallery, Dunedin
Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, Auckland and The Dowse, Lower Hutt
VS. The Art of Going Over, A Gallery, Dunedin
Auckland International Art Fair, FHE Project
Auratica Fantastica, Window, Auckland
2010 Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, Auckland and The Dowse, Lower Hutt
2008 National Drawing Awards, Artspace, Enjoy, Physics Room
It’s about Painting, RH Gallery, Nelson
Finalist and award winner, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland and Wellington
2006 Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, Auckland and Wellington
National Drawing Awards, Artspace and Physics Room
2005 Some Plus One, Otago School of Art Lecturers Exhibition, Segue Gallery
2004 Finalist in the Wallace Awards, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch 
Room, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin 
International Art Fair and Cake Stall, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin 
2003 Paper, Dowling Street Gallery, Dunedin 
Tease, 82 Bond Street, Dunedin 
2001 Haunted House, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 
2000 New Works, CoCA, Christchurch 
1999 Dark Art, Temple Gallery, Dunedin 
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Awards, Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch 
Sister City Group Exhibition, Otaru Museum, Japan 


2012 Paramount Award, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award
2009 One-month artist residency at Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA
2008 Jury Prize, Wallace Art Awards
1999 Merit Award, Mainland Art Awards
1997 Student Prize, Cleveland Art Awards
1996 Derivan Painting Award, Otago School of Art


2014 NZ Herald, Review by T.J. McNamara, Saturday 4 October 2014
2013 Inland Empire by Steph Chalmers, Takahe Magazine, No.80 December 2013
Cleland and McMillan, Inland Empire review by Peter Dornauf, EyeContact, 25 June
Inland Empire, Exhibition Catalogue by Steph Chalmers, University of Waikato
2012 “The Subtleties of Unease” by Melody Thomas, Art Zone, No.44 April-June, pp. 29-37
Waikato Times, 20 February 2012
2009 Seen This Century by Warwick Brown, Random House, New Zealand
2006 Art News New Zealand, Autumn 2006, p.29 
2005 Otago Daily Times, December 8, 2005, p.38 
Otago Daily Times, November 24, 2005, pp.33-34 
2003 Art New Zealand, Number 108 / Spring 2003, p.56 
Art New Zealand, Number 107 / Winter 2003, pp.46-47 
Otago Daily Times, March 20, 2003, p.29 
2001-02 Art New Zealand, Number 101 / Summer 2001-02, p.36 

Selected Collections:

James Wallace Arts Trust Collection
Hocken Library, University of Otago, Dunedin 
Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin 
Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore

© 2009-2018 Gary McMillan & authors. All rights reserved.