The Night Watch

The Discovery of the Lost Shrine of Tegucigalpa

Lil' Angel

Return of the Ark
Persaverence

540 Alcatraz Ave Apt 111
Oakland CA 94609
801-953-4422
chris@chrismiles.com

Coda Gallery
73-151 El Paseo
Palm Desert, California 92260
(760) 345-4661

Palmer's Gallery
Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(800) 353-9866

16th Street Gallery
1299 East 4500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 236-1460

Torrey Gallery
80 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 750009
Torrey, UT 48775
(435) 425-3909 or (435) 425-3200
www.torreygallery.com

Utah Artist Hands
61 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 355-0206
www.utahands.com

 

About Me - I grew up in Utah and like Utah and the West very much, especially for the skiing, hiking, and general natural beauty. I graduated in art from the University of Utah in 1990 and then moved to New York City, where I illustrated for magazines, book covers, and children's books. While in New York I also took some side trips into publishing a volunteer neighborhood newspaper and teaching English as a Second Language. In 2000 I returned to Salt Lake and have been doing fine art since. I paint full time.

What I paint - I usually like to have some kind of narrative in my paintings. I get ideas and inspiration from reading, from old master and contemporary paintings, from nature, and from delving into my own imagination. I like to include images that have symbolic meaning that viewers can interpret in some personal way.

How I paint - I particularly like traditional painting techniques of Europe that were used and developed before the advent of impressionism, and modern art. I study painters like Bruegel, Raphael, and pen and ink artists like Gustave Dore. I also study many contemporary artists who work in these older techniques. I keep sketchbooks in which I draw imagined ideas or whatever or whoever's in front of me. Some of these ideas evolve into paintings.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work! -Chris

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2007 Myth & Magic; Recent works by Chris Miles, Loge Gallery, Pioneer Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2006 After Hours; New Paintings by Chris Miles, Sagebrush Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2005 Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2005 Recent works by Chris Miles and Osral Allred, Forum Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2004 Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2004 New Works by Chris Miles, Dale Minson, Tom Jackson, Lamar Walbeck, Local Colors Artworks, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2004 Open Studio and Sale, Rockwood Art Studios, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2003 Open Studio and Sale, Rockwood Art Studios, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2002 Fine Art in the Garden, Group Show, Salt Lake City.
  • 2002 Unfinished Stories, Local Colors Artworks, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2002 Real and Imagined, Paintings by Chris Miles, Oasis Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2002 Painted from Life, Group Show: Chris, Miles, Nate Ronniger, Steve Larson, Jason Jones, Glenndinning Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2002 The Group of Nine, Rocky Mountain Grill, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2001 Chris Miles: Works in Oil, Park Cafe, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2001 Utah Arts Council Traveling Show, small towns.
  • 2001 Art & Soup, Salt Lake City, UT. Juried group show and fundraiser for Community Nursing Services.
  • 2001 World of the Wild Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT. Juried by Jim Jacobs, Brad Slade, and Richard Murray
  • 1998 RSVP Dreams exhibit. Juried show, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY.
  • 1992 Society of Illustrators 34th annual Exhibit of American Illustration

AWARDS:

  • 2007 Purchase Award: Days of '47 and Deseret News Landscape Art Show Color of the Land
  • 2007 Springville Museum of Art 83rd Annual Spring Salon, Award of Merit
  • 2006 President's Art Show, Celebrity Award; Salt Lake Community College
  • 2004 World of the Wild Art Show, Hogle Zoo, Juror's Award.
  • 2004 Post Picasso.Com - Embodiment; Myths in Animal Form, Honorable Mention.
  • 2004 Springville Museum of Art 80th Annual Springville Salon, Award of Merit.
  • 2004 Springville Museum of Art Religious and Spiritual Show, Award of Merit.
  • 2002 World of the Wild Art Show, Hogle Zoo, Best of Show.
  • 2002 Bountiful/Davis Art Center statewide competition, Honorable Mention.
  • 2001 Deseret News landscape art show Color of the Land, merit award.
  • 2001 World of the Wild Art Show, Hogle Zoo, Utrecht Award.
  • 1990 Society of Illustrators annual scholarship competition. Members Award.
  • 1989 Annual student exhibition, University of Utah. Best in Illustration.

EDUCATION:

  • Sept. '86 - June '90 University of Utah, Bachelor of Fine Arts. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Sept. '85 - June '86 University of Urbino, ISEP foreign exchange program, Urbino, Italy.
  • July '85 - Sept '85 School of Italian Language for Foreigners, Sienna, Italy.
  • Sept. '83 - June '85 Utah State University, Logan, UT. Undergraduate studies

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