The sculpture of Gino Miles combines, in a contemporary context, his love and energy for both objects found in nature and classical sculpture. The balance of a piece in relationship to its spatial position is a critical component of his work, often creating a tension between space and sculpture.
His recent series of knot sculptures were inspired by observing how different plants - mainly morning glories, peas and sweet peas - tied themselves into knots and tangles enabling them to climb. While his first experiments with the knot form were stylized images from cut vine fragments (giving the impression of figures twisting in anxiety) his new focus on the knot have a bold abstract quality.
Miles currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. He earned his MA from the University of Northern Colorado and conducted additional studies at the Universita per i Stranierie, Perugia, Italy, and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Firenze, Italy.
His large scale works are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the world, including the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas (2013), Evansville Museum, Disney Corporate Headquarters, the cities of Cerritos and Napa, CA, the City of Edmond, OK, and Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, among others.