Courtney Miller Bellairs Biography

1969, Texarkana, Texas -

London-based, American artist and architect, Courtney Miller is an accomplished painter, whose work is often provoked by her training in architecture.


1996: Yale University School of Art and Architecture, Master of Architecture.

1991: University of Maryland School of Architecture, B S Architecture (Magna Cum Laude)



Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Young Artists' Award 2nd Prize


Moulton Andrus Scholarship for Excellence in Art and Architecture


George Nelson Fellowship for Independent Research and Painting

American Institute of Architects/American Architectural Foundation Scholarship


2002, 2001, 2000

Artists & Illustrators magazine London UK

titles include: 'How Geometry Can Bring Balance and Harmony to Your Paintings'

'Shadows and Light in Watercolour - Courtney Miller shows how her architectural training and understanding of light and space inspire her paintings of buildings'


Architectural Education Exchange University of Sheffield School of Architectural Studies UK

'Architectural Paintings... Investigation and Communication, Experiencing and Inspiring Imagination Through Field Study'

Royal Institute of British Architects Visiting Board Symposium Medellin Colombia SA

'Architectural Paintings... learning about architectural ideas through the making of images'



Reflections on Holiness The Parish Church of S. Mary Woolnoth Lombard Street London UK


Inside Outside The Gallery Institute of Child Health Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London UK

1997 - 1998

Works in Oil and Watercolour 'Influenced work' The Lord Stanley London UK

Norfolk Public Library Norfolk, Connecticut USA


Spirit, Space, Light Wave Gallery New Haven, Connecticut USA

1995 - Sacred Architecture: Form, Space, Light Yale School of Art and Architecture Gallery New Haven, Connecticut USA

Exhibition of 74 watercolour sketches including Notre-Dame-du-Haut at Ronchamp, the Matisse Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence and Sante-Marie de La Tourette, L'Arbresle. This work was made possible by the George Nelson Fellowship.


2002 - Mixed Exhibition WOOLFF Gallery Shoreditch London UK - Commercial General Union London UK


Fresh Art Business Design Centre Islington London UK

British Representative and Figurative Art Galerie Thomas Hettlage Grunwald Germany

Commercial General Union London UK


The Discerning Eye London UK

The Affordable Art Fair London UK

Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition London UK

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition London UK

Pearson Education: Diminishing Boundaries Harlow Essex UK

Commercial General Union London UK


Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition London UK

The Discerning Eye London UK

New English Arts Club Annual Exhibition London UK

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition London UK

Something to Build On Stroud House Gallery Stroud Gloucestershire UK


2001 - present

University of Greenwich School of Architecture and Construction London UK

Associate Senior Lecturer Co-ordinator of First Year Architecture Design BA Hons Architecture


London Institute, Central Saint Martins School of Art London UK

Visiting Lecturer Spatial Design Foundation

2000 - 2001

University of Greenwich School of Architecture and Landscape UK

Visiting Lecturer Visual Studies and Architectural Design Year 1 and Diploma

1999 - 2000

University of Portsmouth Faculty of the Environment UK

Visiting Lecturer Architectural Design BA Architecture


1998 - Present

Courtney Miller Bellairs London UK

Artist / Painter and Designer

1999 - 2000 part-time

Royal Institute of British Architects London UK International Education Officer

1996 - 1997

Koetter, Kim & Associates UK Ltd London UK Architectural Designer

1992 - 1993

American Institute of Architecture Students Inc Washington DC USA National President