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