Courtney Miller Bellairs

Courtney Miller Bellairs

Greater Minneapolis, MN, United States

About Courtney Miller Bellairs

US painter and drafter Courtney Miller Bellairs has opened over 30 solo and group exhibitions throughout her illustrious career. Her education as an architect is reflected in her work, which is organized, structured, and rendered in thrilling color. Dividing her style between oil on canvas, and watercolor and graphite on paper, Bellairs' abstract, geometric creations use bold colors and innovative arrangements to surprise, provoke, and delight viewers.

Courtney Miller Bellairs' conceptual works and paintings explore the relationships between art and architecture and the feelings produced by architecture. Orthographic drawings are important tools for understanding her paintings. Her most notable commission, for the Crown Estate in London, Courtney has exhibited widely in the USA and UK and her pieces are included in private and corporate collections throughout the US, UK, South Africa, Australia and China.


Yale University, Master of Architecture

Maryland Federation of Art
Honorable Mention ‘Fiber Options: Material Explorations’ national juried exhibition 2012

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colors London
Young Artists’ Award 1999

Yale University
Moulton Andrus Prize for Excellence in Art and Architecture 1996-1995
George Nelson Fellowship for Independent Research


Art Wander Studio Tour 2020
Friday, September 25th , from 1pm-7pm, Saturday, September 26th , 9am-6pm, and Sunday, September 27th, 11am-4pm.


Solo Show
Courtney Miller Bellairs
May - June 2021
Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Figures in Space: oil, watercolor and collage
June - August 2017
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council St. Paul, MN

’I See.’ Sandy Spring Museum Sandy Spring MD 2013

’Eloquence of Absence: Urban Scenes’ Piccola Roma/Maryland Federation of Art Annapolis MD 2012

‘Intellectual Property’ A/Work Gallery Hyattsville MD 2011

‘Modern Vintage’ Yellow Barn Gallery Glen Echo MD 2011

‘Annapolis A Portal City’ City Hall Gallery Annapolis MD 2008

‘only for a day’ Opening Event studio cmb Maryland 2007

‘Courtney Miller Bellairs HOME’ The Gallery Institute of Child Health London Architecture Week 2004

‘Courtney Miller Bellairs’ Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw Pilgrim Street London 2003

‘Reflections on Holiness’ The Parish Church of S. Mary Woolnoth London 2001

‘Courtney Miller’ Fresh Art Business Design Centre Islington London

‘Inside Outside’ The Gallery Institute of Child Health London Architecture Week 2000

‘Influenced work’ The Lord Stanley London 1998

‘Influenced work’ Norfolk Public Library Norfolk CT 1997

‘Spirit, Space, Light’ Wave Gallery New Haven CT 1996

‘Sacred Architecture: Form, Space, Light’ Yale School of Art & Architecture Gallery 1995

International Juried
‘Fiber Options: Material Explorations’ Maryland Federation of Arts Annapolis MD 2012
The Affordable Art Fair (Artco) London and Leeds 2005
‘City Intrigue’ Signatures Gallery St. James’s London
‘The New Domestic’ Gallerytop Matlock
‘View of the City’ SE1 Gallery Studio G1 Tea Building London 2004
Summer and Winter Exhibitions WOOLFF Gallery Shoreditch London 2003
‘Pop Culture’ Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft Eastleigh
Gallery Launch C2 Gallery Contemporary Art & Sculpture Buckinghamshire
‘British Representative and Figurative Art’ Galerie Hettlage Grunwald Germany 2001
The Discerning Eye London 2000
The Affordable Art Fair (The Discerning Eye) London
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Juried Exhibition London
‘Diminishing Boundaries’ Pearson Education Harlow Essex
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Juried Exhibition London
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Juried Exhibition London 1999
The Discerning Eye London
New English Arts Club Annual Juried Exhibition London
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colors Annual Juried Exhibition London
Something to Build On Stroud House Gallery Stroud Gloucestershire

Art Bank Washington DC 2006
The Crown Estate Headquarters Building Regent Street London (commission) 2005
McGraw-Hill Companies Ltd Canary Wharf London 2003
Wingrave Yeats London 2002
Commercial General Union London 2001
David Black Associates Milwaukee WI
Show Flat for Private Developer in Dublin and Show Flat for Commercial Development in London 2000

Artists & Illustrators magazine London
‘the ideal companion’ Daler Rowney product critique and endorsement 2004
‘How Geometry Can Bring Balance and Harmony to Your Paintings’ 2002
‘Digital Papers’ paper manufacturer product critique and endorsement 2001
‘Shadows and Light in Watercolor - Courtney Miller shows how her architectural training and understanding of light and space inspire her paintings of buildings’ 2000