Member Profile profile for Elaine Miles
My artwork often reflects my interaction and interest in the history of glass and craft. My specialty is to adopt various crafts practices and to re-contextualise the meaning of quotidian objects within my artwork. My installations are included in the National Art Glass Collection at Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery in NSW and in the Stonnington Museum of Art collection, Deakin University and numerous private collections worldwide.
Elaine Miles is a Melbourne based practicing artist who works in Installation, Sculpture and Performance. Her professional networks, exhibitions, commissions and residency successes are extensive both within Australia and overseas. Those who have commissioned Elaine’s artworks include high quality public venues and organizations such as The Sydney Arts Festival, The National Museum of Singapore, wPS1 art radio (an affiliate of PS1 gallery/MOMA New York), The City of Wyndham, Roulette Experimental Sound Space (New York), Melbourne Recital Centre Inaugural opening, Federation Square, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery (The National Glass Centre) and various state run Craft Councils and State run Regional Galleries. Elaine holds degrees in Ceramic Design, Applied Arts (Hons), Fine Arts (Masters) and a PhD in Fine Arts. Miles is currently an Associate Lecturer in Visual Arts at Monash University. Elaine has taken up residencies in Germany, USA and Asia for up to three months at a time. Miles completed her first major permanent outdoor art sculpture commission in 2012 within the City of Wyndham. Elaine Miles is the winner of the 2008 Civic Choice Award in the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture Awards. Her sculptural installations have also been included in several National Sculpture Competitions including The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi & Cottesloe, Yering Station Outdoor Sculpture Award, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Sculpture Awards, The Hutchins Art Prize 2000 Works on Paper (Tasmania), RFC Glass Prize Australian Touring Exhibition, and The Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Award & Exhibition (NSW).
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