Born in Scotland, Isla Millar lives and works in Warwickshire. Originally qualifying with a degree in engineering, she followed a career in business before embarking upon a change in direction to pursue a life-long interest in art. Graduating in 2016, with a B.A. (Hons 1st class) from Oxford Brookes University, her work explores the intersection between the arts and science, with a focus on the human condition. She creates collections of objects and installations that aim to engage the viewer and offer a new perspective.
Collaboration with others has shaped Isla’s practice. Working with professionals from scientific backgrounds and individuals with a diverse range of lived experiences has enabled her to tackle challenging themes. Projects have included working with Neuroscientists as part of King's College London’s Arts in Mind Innovation Scheme and with Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons from Oxford University Hospital Trust. She is currently collaborating with Dr Fay Dennis, a Wellcome Research Fellow from the Dept. of Sociology, Goldsmiths University, utilising artistic methods to enhance understanding of living with drug addiction.
Isla combines her artistic practice with her role as an Innovation Development Manager at the University of Warwick.