Bio

Myles was born in 1968 and did a variety of jobs before going to university in 2014. He gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art at the Swansea College of Art in 2017 and graduated his Masters degree with distinction in 2020.

He now attends Worcester University studying Kinetic Sculpture for Phd.

Myles paints in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media/collage. He also sculpts in steel and uses recycled materials for his sculptures, he has made Sculptures to commission for Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm in St Davids and The National Botanic Garden of Wales. His First World War Soldier sculpture was used in the series of commemorative performances in september 2018 for the Now The Hero events in Swansea put together by the artist Marc Rees. 

Myles creates kinetic sculptures from recycled materials in order to explore what a posthuman world will look like. 

Timeline

SOLO EXHIBITION

2019 “Call Centre”   at the Liquid Gallery, High Street Swansea

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Group Christmas exhibition at the Albany Gallery Cardiff 

2016 Group exhibition “Reimagined Spaces” at the Welsh Assembly’s Ty Hywel Building in Cardiff Bay 

2017 “Heart in Mouth”  Galerie Simpson Swansea 

2018 “There’s Something in the Water” Galerie Simpson Swansea 

2018 “Some Things we Forgot to Remember”  Swansea Museum 

2019 “Pollination Exhibition” Mann Library, Cornell University, USA 

2020 “The Robotic Man” Villa Brentano, Milan, Italy

2021 “Haptics” The Arthouse, Worcester

2021 “Axehead Returns” Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Open Call Exhibitions

The National Open Art Competition 2017       

Swansea Open art competition 2017           

Oriel Davies Newtown 2018

International Sculpture Festival Guernsey 2018

Swansea Open 2018.

Queen Street Open 2019

Refresh Art Award 2019

Royal West of England Academy 167th Annual Exhibition       

Swansea Open 2019

Chaiya Art Awards 2020

Royal Ulster Academy of Art 139th Summer Show

d31 Doncaster Summer Exhibition 2021

Royal Ulster Academy of Art 140th  Summer Show

Bath Society Of Artists 2021

 Bradford Gallery Figurative Prize Award Winner 2021

PROJECTS 

 2017 Created welded steel large-scale sculptures of various insects for Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm in St David’s Pembrokeshire, culminating in two-day residency. 

2017 Created sculpture for Burryport community heritage project culminating in open day supervising public project cladding of sculpture in scrap materials. 

2017 Created large scale steel sculpture for Cross Pollination Research Project (UWTSD) Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Arts Council Wales funded art science project. (9 artists, 9 scientists) Exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales July/August 2017. Exhibitor and Workshop Leader. 

2018 Created recycled steel First world war soldier used in the “Now the Hero” Series of performances run by international artist Marc Rees in Swansea  

PUBLIC ART 

2016 Collaborated with another artist to create the Hoarding Project at the Leonard Charles Building in Swansea featuring painted iconic scenes from Swansea in a street art style for Morganstone and Coastal Housing 

2018 “From the Station to the Sea” Shop Front Project High St Swansea Solo Artist 

2018 Oil Beetle Sculpture commission for St Davids Pollinator Trail Project Solo Artist 

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