GINO MILES*

felicity

Medium: Marine-grade stainless steel, hand cut and welded
Year: 2015
Size: 7’ tall with a 45” turning radius
Inquire About This Piece

flamenco

Medium: Marine grade stainless steel, hand cut and welded, on granite base
Year: 2017
Size: 30" tall with a 20" turning radius
SOLD

forever

Medium: Marine grade stainless steel on rusted steel base, hand cut and welded
Year: 2016
Size: 9’ tall (including base) with a 7’ turning radius
Inquire About This Piece

Fusion

Medium: Marine grade stainless steel, hand cut and welded
Year: 2011
Size:  30” tall with a 22” turning radius
Inquire About This Piece

high desert twist

Medium: Bronze, hand cut and welded
Year: 2013
Size: 108” h x 53” w x 26” d
Inquire About This Piece

INAMORATA

Medium: Bronze, hand cut and welded on a rusted steel base
Year: 2013 (Presently on exhibit at The Flossmor Sculpture Garden)
Size: 82 x 82 x 82"
Inquire About This Piece

Inception

Medium: Bronze
Year: 2017
Size: 7'2" (without base) and 32" turning radius
Hand cut and welded, 1/1
Inquire About This Piece

 

OHM

Medium: Stainless steel
Year: 2010
Size: 59" tall with a 40" turning radius
Inquire About This Piece

One Eighty

Medium: Bronze on Rusted Steel Base
Year: 2017
Size: 7' x 7' plus 16" high base
Hand cut and welded, 1/1
Inquire About This Piece

Promise

Medium: Bronze on granite base, hand cut an welded
Year: 2016
Size: 19” tall with a 16” turning radius
Inquire About This Piece

Shelter (monumental)

Medium: Bronze, hand cut and welded
Year: 2015
Size: 16’ x 8’3” x 8’6”
Inquire About This Piece

Travail

Medium: Stainless Steel
Year: 2017
Size: 45x45" plus 30" base
Hand cut and welded, 1/1
SOLD

Zia (monumental)

Medium: Marine grade stainless steel, hand cut and welded, on a rusted steel base.
Year: 2016
Size: 17'2" tall (as shown on a 2' tall base) with a 6'6" turning radius
Inquire About This Piece

 

BIOGRAPHY

 (American, b. 1952)


Working in both monumental and small dimensions, since the 1970s sculptor Gino Miles has been 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 i 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 U.S. and settled in Santa Fe, NM.

Working primarily in fabricated stainless steel and bronze, the curvilinear, often weightless appearance of Miles’ pieces creates a visual contradiction with heavy metal materials, challenging the fundamentally static nature of sculpture as well as the viewer’s perception thereof. Miles also explores the concepts of unity and connection in his work; he often chooses materials that can reflect, absorb, or blend with their surroundings, striking a balance between timelessness and the ephemeral moment.

Miles’ large-scale works are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America, including Spencer Museum at University of Kansas (2013), Evansville Museum, Disney Corporate Headquarters, the cities of Cerritos and Napa, CA, the City of Edmond, OK, Western Kentucky University, and Bowling Green, KY, among others.  In 2016, Miles’ stainless steel sculpture, “Introspection”, was placed at the entrance of the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida. The Polk also housed Miles’ first solo museum exhibit from 2017-2018. 

* Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to represent Gino Miles.