miles van rensselaer

miles van rensselaer

lopatcong, NJ, United States

About miles van rensselaer

Miles Van Rensselaer has exhibited professionally for over 15 years; his first solo show was at Heller Gallery in 2005 in NYC. His works are well-conceived juxtapositions of material and concept that lock the two together into unique sculptural form. Miles received his Bachelor's (double-majoring in Sculpture and English) from Kenyon College while studying the Indonesian language, mask-making and woodcarving with Javanese and Balinese masters.

Miles has since worked with many other professional artists while converting an abandoned marble quarry along the Delaware River into a modern bronze foundry where he now lives and works.

Miles recently exhibited monumental (4 x 6 foot) slumped/carved glass heads from his ongoing "Maori Moko" series (presented 16' in the air during SOFO Chicago and emerging from the floor of the "grand entrance" of Art Palm Beach both with Habatat Michigan.) Newer works are currently on view in the 2-year traveling museum exhibition Primal Inspirations (currently at The Muskegon Museum through April) and in the Habatat's International Invitational Exhibition (through 2011.)



1999 Penland School of Crafts (Pamina Traylor: Hot Glass/Mixed Media) Penland, NC
1998-1999 Bucks County Community College, Glassblowing, Newtown, PA
1996 Kenyon College (BA in English & Sculpture) Gambier, OH
1995 Institut Keguruan Dan Ilmu Pendidikan (Language) Malang, Jatim, INDONESIA
Paddepokan Seni Mangun Dharma (MaskMaking) Tumpang/Jatim, INDONESIA
I Ketut Dura (Apprentice to the Artist) Mas, Bali, INDONESIA