Scott Miles practice deals with expanded notions of painting, incorporating image, text, sound and the construction of spatial environments with painting as a central foundation. His work explores the process and presentation of painting, to seek out the gaps between ideas, knowledge and representation. He is motivated by ideas that are complex and difficult to represent cohesively or singularly, such as cosmology and planetary scale, historical or accumulated time and the perceptual differences between hearing and reading.
Miles lives and works in London. He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and has exhibited extensively within Australia and Scandinavia. In 2016 he moved to London to participate in the Turps Studio Programme. Recently he has participated in a range of London group exhibitions including Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, Mayfair and Turps Studio Programme, Paul Stolper Gallery, Bloomsbury. Solo exhibitions include Recent Paintings, William Blake House, London, Elliptic Splits, Caves, Melbourne, Nothing under the sun, West Space, Melbourne, Light falls through, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne and Reinventing the colour wheel, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane.He has been awarded numerous awards including the Besen Studio Award, Gertrude Contemporary and grants from Copyright Agency, Arts Victoria and The Australia Council for the Arts. From 2012-14 he was a Studio Resident at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Other residencies include The Upernavik Museum, Greenland and the SÍM Residency, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Iceland.