Miles Aldridge

Miles Aldridge rose to prominence in the mid-nineties with his arresting, highly stylised photographs with references to film noir, art history and pop culture.


Born in London in 1964, the son of famed art director and illustrator Alan Aldridge, his interest in photography began at an early age when he was given a Nikon F camera by his father. He went on to study graphic design at Central Saint Martins, graduating with a BA in 1987.


An acclaimed colourist, Aldridge renders elaborate mise-en-scènes in a palette of vibrant acidic hues. These glamorous, frequently eroticised images probe society’s idealised notions of domestic bliss where sinister undercurrents swirl beneath a flawless surface. Aldridge has worked prolifically for more than thirty years, and today he remains one of the few photographers shooting predominately on film. His creative output encompasses large-scale c-type prints, Polaroids, screenprints, photogravures and drawings.

Selected solo exhibition


2020-21

"Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn. Photographs 1990-2020" Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden


2020

"The Taste of Colour" Lumiere Brothers Gallery, Moscow, Russia


2019

"Screenprints, Polaroids and Drawings" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


2018

"This Side of Paradise" Huxley Parlour Gallery, London, UK

"Miles Aldridge: Art History" Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2017

"(after)" Lyndsey Ingram, London, UK


2016

"Please return Polaroid" Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA

"Please return Polaroid" Lyndsey Ingram, London, UK


2015

"The Pure Wonder" Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

"A Dazzling Beauty" OCA, São Paulo, Brazil

2014

„Miles Aldridge: The Age of Pleasure" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

"One Black & White and Twenty Four Colour Photographs" Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Miles Aldridge’s Carousel: Lithograph and Screenprints, Drawings and Photographs" Sims Reed Gallery, London, UK



2013

"Short Breaths" Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

„Retrospective: I Only Want You to Love Me" Somerset House, London, UK

"CAROUSEL" Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

„Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me" Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA



2010

13 Women" Contributed – Studio for the Arts, Berlin, Germany

"New Work" Brancolini Grimaldi, Florence, Italy

Kristen – As Seen by Miles Aldridge and Chantal Joffe" Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands



2009

„Miles Aldgridge" Colette, Paris, France
„Pictures for Photographs"
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, United Staates
„Doll Face"
Hamiltons, London, Great Britain

2008

„Acid Candy" Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007
„The Cabinet" Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Selected group exhibition


2019

"Beyond Fashion" Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Hong Kong

"Pure ‘Joy’ curated by Invisible-Exports", Western Exhibitions, Chicago, USA


2018

"The Milky Way" Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples, Italy


2017

"Fashion and Politics in Vogue Italia" Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

"The Critic as Artist" Reading Museum, Reading, UK


2015

"Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast" Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA

"Sleepless – The Bed in History and Contemporary Art" 21er Haus of the Belvedere, Vienna, Austria


2014

"Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years On 23rd Street" Steven Kasher gallery, New York, USA

"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

"Beauty of Darkness II" Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2012

„Icons of Tomorrow" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


2009

„Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now – Year of Fashion" ICP International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2008

„Traum Frauen – 50 Starfotografen zeigen ihre Vision von Schönheit" Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

2004

"The Beauty of Darkness" Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2002

„Archeology of Elegance" Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany



Selected Public and Private Collections


National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

International Centre of Photography, New York, USA

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA

Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France

Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode de la ville de Paris, France

Nicola Erni Collection, Zug, Switzerland