James Miles // Sprinklers, 2013
b. 1957, San Francisco ∙ CE artist since 1998
Soft-spoken and reticent, James Miles is known for his miniature ink drawings of quiet scenes that tell stories. Miles' scenes blur the distinctions between inside/outside, near/far, small/large, male/female, and past/present, enticing audiences into the paradoxically immense spaces of his diminutive artwork. His scenes celebrate ambiguity, particularly in the everyday.
Miles work featured in several prominent exhibitions including This Container Isn't Big Enough at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY, in 2004; and in 2011, Create, a traveling exhibition that originated at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Miles’ work adorned three pillow designs for CB2 as well as one of Google's 2015 self-driving car prototypes.
Marker on Paper, 8 x 8 inches