Millie Gleeson


Millie Gleeson is an artist based between Southwest England and Berlin. She graduated in 2010 with a BA degree in Fashion and Design from Bristol UWE. Since then her focus has been painting large scale figurative works, dominated by a strong female form and perfused with a kaleidoscope of colours. Solo shows have included Time Will Tell at Plateau Gallery, Berlin (2016), It’s All 2 Much Gallery, Bristol (2013) and Sidcot Arts (2014). Since completing the artist residency at Takt in 2015 she continues to live and work in Berlin.

Artist Statement

My paintings are staged around a powerful female character. Painting women allows me to unlock a part of myself, which I feel resides in them, becoming both a transformative and reflective process. They evolve from performance-based photoshoots, integrating costume and movement. Translating these with paint I explore my own visual language through the female figure and it’s expression.