Gabriel Mills

Gabriel Mills (b. 1992, New Rochelle, NY) is an artist whose painting practice sits at the convergence of several themes; among them are time, transformation, love, language, weight, and spirituality. His canvas serves as a platform for a versatile array of painting methods, showcasing musings on the complexities of experience through cadences of dense topographical consistencies, smooth atmospheric surfaces, and enigmatic arrangements of images.

Mills received an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 2021, and a BFA in Illustration and Art History from the University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. Notable solo exhibitions include TIDSOPTIMIST, at Micki Meng, San Francisco, CA (2022) and Butterfly March, at Alexander Berggruen, New York (2022). Select group exhibitions include Descendants curated by Melanie Lum, Micki Meng, and Kevin Poon at K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong; Expanding the Collections, New York Historical Society, New York, NY (2023), Black Abstractionists: From Then Til’ Now, curated by Dexter Wimberly, Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, TX (2023); Durian On The Skin, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, CA (2022); Ultralight Beam, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY (2022); Employee Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2022); In Praise Of Shadows, curated by Ebony L. Haynes, Lyles And King, New York, (2021); Elana Bowsher, Vicente Matte, Gabriel Mills, Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY (2021). In 2021, He was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA. The artist’s work is included in several public collections including, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; The Green Family Art Foundation, Texas; New York Historical Society, New York; and X Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing. Mills will have his first museum solo exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in 2024.