About

“My work explores a deep, timeless aesthetic connection to the primal spirit of humanity. In minimalistic yet often monumental sculptures, I interweave references to science and natural phenomena with the passage of time.”

-Gino Miles



(American, b. 1952)

Working in both monumental and small dimensions, since the 1970s sculptor Gino Miles is inspired primarily by 20th Century European masters such as Moore, Brancusi, Archipenko, and Marini. Gino Miles distills his love of the classical figure and objects found in nature, working with a sparse and contemporary language that embodies tranquility. Stripped of an overt narrative, Gino Miles’ abstract forms achieve a poetic harmony of man and nature, with subtle references to both the human form and ancient cultures.

Gino Miles became interested in painting and sculpture in the early 1970s at the University of Northern Colorado, where he also earned a Master of Art in Sculpture. He studied at Universita per Stranieri in Perugia and the Accademia di Belli Art in Florence. A profound love of teaching inspired Miles to help establish Italart, a school for American and German students in the Chianti region outside Florence. After many years of study and work in Europe, the artist and his wife returned to the US and settled in Santa Fe, NM.

Miles’ large-scale works are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America, including Evansville Museum, Disney Corporate Headquarters, the cities of Cerritos and Napa, CA, the City of Edmond, OK, and Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, among others.

STATEMENT

My work explores a deep, timeless aesthetic connection to the primal spirit of humanity. In minimalistic yet often monumental sculptures, I interweave references to science and natural phenomena with the passage of time. These works invite the viewer to look beyond the traditional constraints of form, composition, and space into a deeper world of possibility.

Currently working primarily in fabricated stainless steel and bronze, the curvilinear, often weightless appearance of my pieces creates a visual contradiction with heavy metal materials, challenging the fundamentally static nature of sculpture. Many of my pieces are kinetic and can be turned, rotated, or even spun, allowing observers to change their viewpoint. Presenting such mass in motion with seemingly effortless fluidity invites a challenge to the viewer’s perception of the sculpture.

My work focuses on elegant minimalism and cleanliness of line and shape, creating a timeless aesthetic. Inspired by the meandering and knotting of morning glory vines, I am fascinated by nature’s ability to weave itself so exquisitely into a knot—a historic symbol of unity and connection. My work also draws from studies of ancient cultures in Italy and Greece, including the ancient columns that symbolize humanity’s passage through time.

Exploring the relationship between organic design and inorganic materials has led me to a strong conceptual balance of how things grow, bond together, and respond to their neighboring environment. I often choose materials, which can reflect, absorb, or blend with their surroundings. From blue skies to the reflection of the viewers themselves, each person’s experience will be entirely unique and the sculpture will forever respond to its current reality. This balance between timelessness and the ephemeral moment presents observers with an extemporaneous and poetic experience.

Even after more than forty years of sculpting, I still have an unquenchable thirst for creating sculpture, the urge to challenge boundaries and conventions, and a desire to inspire viewers for generations to come.

Exhibition

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, Palm Beach, FL
2019 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL
2018 Art Miami, Miami, FL
2018 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2018 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL
2018 Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2017 Art Aspen, CO
2017 Art Miami, Miami, FL
2017 Palm Beach Modern +Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL
2017 Polk Museum, Lakeland, FL
2017 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Art Aspen, CO
2016 Art Miami, Miami, FL
2016 Art Southampton, South Hampton, NY
2016 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL
2016 Masterpiece London, London, England
2016 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Art Miami, Miami, FL
2015 Art Miami, New York, NY
2015 Art Southampton, South Hampton, NY
2015 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2015 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL
2015 Masterpiece London, London, England
2015 Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Palm Beach, FL
2015 Scope, Miami, FL
2015 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Art Aspen, CO
2014 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2014 Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Art South Hampton, Southampton, NY
2014 Art Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2014 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2014 Houston Fine Arts Festival, Houston, TX
2014 Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2014 Naples Art, Antique, & Jewelry Show, Naples, FL
2014 New York Art, Antiques & Jewelry Show, New York, NY
2014 Palm Beach International, Palm Beach, FL
2014 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Palm Beach, FL
2014 Scope, Miami, FL
2014 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Art Aspen, CO
2013 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2013 Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2013 Art Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2013 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2013 Houston Fine Arts Festival, Houston, TX
2013 La Quinta Arts Festival, Palm Springs, CA
2013 Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2013 Palm Beach International, Palm Beach, FL
2013 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012 Art Aspen, CO
2012 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2012 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2012 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2012 Houston Fine Arts Festival, Houston, TX
2012 La Quinta Arts Festival, Palm Springs, CA
2012 Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2012 Scope, Miami, FL
2012 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2011 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2011 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2011 Houston Fine Arts Festival, Houston, TX
2011 Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2011 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011 SOFA New York, New York, NY
2011 The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Art Miami, Miami, FL
2010 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2010 Naples Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2010 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010 SOFA New York, New York, NY
2010 The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2009 Naples Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2009 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2008 Naples Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2007 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2007 Naples Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2006 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
2006 Naples Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2005 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL

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