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Miles Conrad - Artist Statement

My work is best described as biomorphic abstraction, closely informed by a tradition of feminist, post-minimalist sculpture. I recycle industrial materials and found objects into relief-based encaustic forms referencing the body as it relates to injury, trauma and the apparatus of pathology. I am interested in invoking the ways these are sublimated within the body and the ways in which they fail to be fully contained.

Resume

Education

2009 MFA- San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2000 Citizen Leaders Institute- Center for Ethical Leadership, Seattle, WA

1999 BA Liberal Arts- Non Profit Leadership – Antioch University Seattle, WA

1998-1992 Painting- California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Exhibitions

Solo:

  • 2007 BioSlice, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2006 Extractions, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2005 Hive: Modified, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2005 The Language of Texture, Lanning Gallery, Sedona, AZ
  • 2005 Hive, (In Collaboration with Corbin Frame) Shane House, Tucson, AZ
  • 2005 Fracture, Miner Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2005 Direct from Nature, FALA Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 Specimen, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2003 New Work, Miner Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2003 Horizon, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2003 Emerging Artist, Lanning Gallery, Sedona, AZ
  • 2002 Emergence, Miner Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 1992 Thesis Exhibit, Cal Arts, Lime Gallery, Valencia, CA

Group:

  • 2010 Wax Libris II- Montserrat College of Art Library, Beverly, MA
  • 2010 Small Things Considered- Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2010 Oasis- Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2009 Vernissage- MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Being Gay- Second City Council, Long Beach CA- Juror’s Choice Award
  • 2008 The Diptych Project - A Collaboration in Wax- Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR

  • 2008 The Diptych Project - A Collaboration in Wax- Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME
  • 2008 The Diptych Project - A Collaboration in Wax- Montserrat College of Art, Salem, MA
  • 2008 Wane- Montserrat College of Art, Salem, MA Curated by Joanne Mattera
  • 2007 Relative Geometries, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2007 Guts, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 Facsimulacra, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 Chow Fun, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 National Encaustic Exhibit, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • 2007 Small Works Invitational, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2007 SFAI Now, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 Off The Grid: New Directions in Wax, Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Carmel, CA
  • 2006 Impulse, National Encaustic Invitationa, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
  • 2006 Chow Fun, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 Small Works Invitational, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 Bonfire of the Vanitas, Etherton Gallery, Temple of Music and Art Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 Miner Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2004 Miles Conrad/ Claire Parfit, LGBT Community Center, Seattle, WA
  • 2003 Downtown Invitational, Herberger Theater Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2003 Stroke: A Brazenly Queer Art Show, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Miner Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Premier Exhibition, LGBT Community Center, Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Stroke: A Deliciously Queer Art Show, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, WA
  • 2001 Stroke: A Shamelessly Queer Art Show, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, WA
  • 2001 A Gender Odyssey, Conference Exhibition, Doubletree Hotel, Seattle, WA
  • 2000 Smith Tower First Floor Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
  • 1991 The Queer Show II, Cal Arts, Tatum Gallery, Valencia, CA
  • 1990 The Queer Show I, Cal Arts, Tatum Gallery, Valencia, CA
  • 1989 Foundation Show, Cal Arts, Mezzanine Gallery, Valencia, CA

Professional Experience

  • 2010 Visiting Panelist/Presenter- Annual Retreat, International Encaustic Association, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Visiting Artist/Panelist/Presenter- Fourth Annual Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • 2010 Adjunct Faculty- The Art Center Design College, Tucson, AZ
  • 2009 Guest Curator- Wax & Wane- Frame 301 Gallery Montserrat College of Art, Salem, MA (pending)
  • 2009 Visiting Artist/Panelist- Third National Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • 2009 Guest Lecturer- University of Arizona Department of Art, Brooke Grucella’s Museum and Gallery Studies class.
  • 2008 (pending) Instructor- Off the Wall: Encaustic in Three Dimensions- Second National Encaustic Conference Workshop, Montserrat College of Art, Salem, MA

  • 2008 (pending) Panelist- Gallerists- Second National Encaustic Conference Workshop, Montserrat College of Art, Salem, MA
  • 2008 (pending) Presenter- 3D Demonstration- International Encaustic Association Annual Retreat, Carmel, CA
  • 2008 (pending) Panelist- International Encaustic Association Annual Retreat, Carmel, CA
  • 2008 Guest Lecturer, University of Arizona Department of Art, Carrie Seid’s Professional Practices Class
  • 2007 Guest Lecturer, The Artist as Gallerist- University of Arizona
  • 2006 Guest Artist , "Exploring at the Edge" PaperWorks Book and Paper Artists Collective, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 Panelist, Artist/Gallery Relationships Forum- Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 Juror, Pima College Annual Student Exhibition - Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 Guest Lecturer, University of Arizona Department of Art, Barbara Rogers' Professional Practices Class
  • 2005-Present Director/Curator, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004-Present Artist/ Production Assistant, Simon Donovan, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 Encaustic Painting Demonstration, Tucson Artist’s Guild, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 Co-Curator,‘Death & Taxes’ Benefit Auction- Lambert House, Seattle, WA
  • 2001 Visiting Art Instructor, Puget Sound Community School, Seattle, WA
  • 2000 Faculty- Images of Hope, Center for Ethical Leadership, Seattle, WA

Selected Commissions

  • 2006 Simmons Home Design- Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 Quadracci- Oro Valley, AZ
  • 2006 Glennon- Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 Ecker- Las Vegas, NV
  • 2006 Linehan- Oro Valley, AZ
  • 2003/5/06 Ware- Richmond, VA
  • 2004 Marks- Seattle, WA
  • 2001/03/06 Muro- Seattle, WA
  • 2003 Lambert House- Seattle, WA

Publications/Media

  • 2007 Encaustic In Tucson and Beyond, Arizona Illustrated KUAT-TV Channel 6, March 6.
  • 2006 Three of A Kind- Feature Story on Tucson Encaustic Artists by Mark Mesari, Tucson Home Magazine - November, p. 44
  • 2006 Juggling Art & Administration- Djamila Grossman, Arizona Daily Star, January 26
  • 2006 New Gallery on 4th Avenue- Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV Channel 6, January 10
  • 2005 Waxing Artistically- Margaret Regan Tucson Weekly, September 22-28
  • 2005 The Bee’s Knees- Margaret Regan Tucson Weekly, May 19-25
  • 2005 Lanning Gallery to Highlight Encaustic Painter, Miles Conrad- KUDOS AZ, July 6 p. 13
  • 2005 Now Showing- p. 149 The Tucson Guidem Winter 2005-06

Collections

  • Tucson Museaum of Art, Tucson, AZ
 
 
 
 
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