Throughout his extensive career as a painter, Queensland artist Miles Hall engages in minimalist bold works of colour. With the approach of painting as construction, elements of drawing and sculpture are evident in his work. His works can be found in major collections nationally and internationally including Artbank, University of Queensland Art Museum, l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montpellier, Shandong University, China and significant international, corporate and private collections.
After graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Miles relocated to France to study at prestigious l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montpellier from 2003 – 2007, where he completed his Diplôme National Supérieure d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP). Currently residing in France and now lecturing at Montpellier, Miles has maintained an active artistic presence in France through regular exhibitions and residencies. In 2007, the French Minster of Culture awarded him an exhibition to represent Australian Culture in coordination with the World Cup Rugby.
‘As an artist I have always been fascinated by the relationship between touch and vision. Subsequently, I find the process of painting remarkable – it provides a very tactile experience where the eyes, hands and body work simultaneously to generate form. While working, I aim to transform my selected pigments into a dynamic experience of space, gesture, colour and surface. It is hoped that these paintings eschew immediate definition in order to linger-on in an unnamed expanse’. – Miles Hall 2015
SELECTED AWARDS AND PRIZES
Australia Council Cité des Arts Paris residency, Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Prize, 6th International Drawing Biennale, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast Art Award, Chapman & Bailey Art Prize, Art Workers Alliance Art Prize, 10 Redcliff City Art Gallery, Earthwatch International artists residency, John Olsen Scholarship JAAS.
Artbank, University of Queensland Art Museum, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Griffith University Art Collection, The Julian Ashton Art School, Shakespeare and Company France, Polish Art Foundation, Ecole Supérieur des Beaux-Arts Montpellier France, Shandon University China, Wesly Hospital, Lexus Motor Company, Earthwatch International USA, James Hardy Library of Australian Fine Arts, State Library of Queensland, Private Collections, Australia, Europe, Israël, Asia, USA.