Miles Van Rensselaer
Miles received his BA from Kenyon College (Sculpture & English) while studying mask making and woodcarving with Javanese, Balinese and Papuan masters through the Council on International Educational Exchange in Indonesia. He has been consistently making sculpture for 15 years using everything from glass and crystal to bronze and iron, from gold and silver to tooth and bone, from steel, copper and lead to wood, clay, feather and hair. He has been fortunate enough to work – and humbled by working – with and among talented artists from all over the world. His work is his homage to these people and their vanishing ways of life, his translation of their technique, imagery, idea of “primitive” art into modern Western materials.
Miles strives to reach others as these archaic cultures have indelibly reached him: beyond the spoken and written word. Miles grew up in Mendham and lives in Phillipsburg, NJ. Galleries: Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, Bernardsville, Heller Gallery, NYC, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia and Habitat Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan. Museum: His work is in the permanent collection of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.