Bio
Myles Calvert was born in Collingwood, Ontario. He attended the University of Guelph with a focus in printmaking, before travelling to London, UK where he completed his MA in Printmaking, at Camberwell College of Art (University for the Arts, London). Major bodies of work included installations of screen printed toast and the idolization of popular British celebrity culture. During this time, he worked for the National Portrait Gallery before moving to Hastings in East Sussex, to teach printmaking at Sussex Coast College and become Duty Manager of the newly built Jerwood Gallery (Hastings Contemporary). Myles' toast-based work continued with a 43000 slice installation during the Queen’s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ with college students, drawing BBC media attention, and culminated in two solo exhibitions before making a return to the University of Guelph to teach. 2019 residencies included Art Print Residence (Barcelona, Spain) and Proyecto’ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina), as well as a lecture/workshop at PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú) in Lima. Myles is currently an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at Winthrop University, South Carolina.
Current placement:
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
College of Visual and Performing Arts - Fine Art
Winthrop University, South Carolina

Previous placements:
Visiting Assistant Professor

Division of Expanded Media
Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics

Adjunct Instructor
Digital Media and Animation
Alfred State College of Technology
Artist Statement
Current work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects of comfort and colour theory. The chosen focal objects have been universal, recognizable and at times, mundane. I question why they must be objects at all, when the broad subject of landscape should also be challenged. My influences are drawn from printmakers such as Richard Hamilton, Patrick Caulfield, and Josef Albers, but also contemporary painters, designers, and digital artists who exceptionally manipulate colour (Flavia da Rin, Anish Kapoor, Mario Testino). Interests are rooted in the ideals of Romanticism - exploration of unique moments and personal emotion through the use of identifiable shape and colour variants. Unique surfaces are explored through print (screenprint, photopolymer etching, laser woodblock, lithography) - specifically, halftone structures and manipulations of those patterns / angles to achieve controllable photographic to distorted variants. The digital glitch present through Adobe software programs drives forward the question of technologies place and developing role in traditional processes. In particular, focus has been on melding traditional woodcut with laser woodcut variants, exploring MDF vs, plywood and plexiglass matrices.
Imagery of recognizable objects, such as toasters, spoons, and ottomans, are combined with specific colour harmonies to suggest a particular emotion based on individual experience. Similar to the ideals of Romanticism, the combination of object and colour reference a unique time period and emotional memory. The experience changes for each viewer based on their life experience to date. Colour palette preferences shift between the biological sexes, with exposure to media trends and influences, and most noticeably with age. Objects may change and become fluid representations of the past yet pull forward a moment that may have otherwise been lost.
Gallery Acquisitions / Permanent Collections
PSBN Pacific States Biennial North American Printmaking Exhibition - Hilo, HI
 
Installation - Riverside Park, Town of Collingwood, Collingwood, Ontario

New York State College of Ceramics Scholes Library acquisition of portfolio, titled: ‘30 07 09’, co-created a hand-bound, 13 artist compilation of original works, edition: 20. – Alfred, NY

Tate Britain acquisition of portfolio, titled: ‘30 07 09’, co-created a hand-bound, 13 artist compilation of original works, edition: 20. – London (UK)

British Library acquisition of portfolio, titled: ‘30 07 09’, co-created a hand-bound, 13 artist compilation of original works, edition: 20. – London (UK)

University of Guelph, Bachinski-Chu Print Collection, acquisition of portfolio, titled: ‘30 07 09’, co-created a hand-bound, 13 artist compilation of original works, edition: 20. – Guelph, Ontario
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CV
PGCE (Post-Grad Certificate in Education) - University of Brighton (Brighton, UK)
MA Printmaking - Camberwell College / University for the Arts (London, UK)
BAH Studio Art and Art History - University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) 
2020
Interview - Unknown Arts Group - Instagram Live - Bangalore, India
Curator - Resurgimiento: Over Land and Sea - 20 person portfolio for SGCI - San           Juan, Puerto Rico *COVID-19 postponement 
Curator - Screenprint: Beyond DIY Culture - 20 person portfolio for MAPC - Kent           State University, OH *COVID-19 postponement
Curator - Evolution, Homage, and Advancement in Print - portfolio for IMPACT 11,         Hong Kong *COVID-19 postponement
Residency - Art Print Residence - Barcelona Spain *COVID-19 postponement
Workshop / Lecture - Colour Interactions (Monoprint and Etching) - Art Print                 Residence - Barcelona, Spain *COVID-19 postponement 
Residency - Cork Printmakers - Cork, Ireland *COVID-19 postponement
Residency - Edition / Basel - Basel, Switzerland *COVID-19 postponement
2019
Exhibition - Ink, Press, Repeat. William Paterson University Galleries - Wayne, NJ
Lecture / Workshop - PUCP: Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima
Residency - Art Print Residence - Barcelona, Spain
Membership - Print Club of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Group Show - Fractured Habitats - AC Gallery - Beijing, China
Acquisition - Art in Public Places Collection, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts - Honolulu, HI
Shared Exhibition (Myles Calvert / Kathy Vajda) - Indigo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Group Show - 'In Good Company', Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
Residency - Remarque Print Workshop - Albuquerque, NM
Bernstein Grant Recipient - Alfred University - Alfred, NY
Solo Exhibition - Rochester University, Sage Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Residency - Proyecto Ace, Print Production residency - Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018
Stand Out Prints 2018 - Highpoint Center for Printmaking - Minneapolis, MN
Members' Show - Rochester Print Club - Mill Gallery - Honeyoye Falls, NY
Second International Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts - Novosibirsk, Russia
Inkmasters Print Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre - Cairns, AU
Guest Artist - Chicopee Hills Public School, Kitchener, ON
Membership - Print Club of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Panelist - In Cahoots With... (gallery talk with Timothy Pauszek) - Cohen Art Gallery, Alfred, NY
Guest Artist - Masculinity in Art / Gender in Art Class, Alfred University - Alfred, NY
Solo Exhibition - Hastings Arts Forum - East Sussex, UK
Residency - Art Print Residence - Barcelona, Spain
Group Show - 6th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Competition - Center for Contemporary Printmaking - Norwalk, CT
The Contemporary Print / PrintAustin / Flatbed Press - Austin, TX
Curator - East Sussex Print Exchange - Hastings Arts Forum - East Sussex, UK
9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro - Alijó, Portugal
Solo Exhibition - Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Arts (November) - Cape Girardeau, MO
Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference & Mentor “Altered Landscapes” – Las Vegas, NV
2017
CHAO International Fine Art Print Fair - Chao Art Center - Beijing, China
Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference “Terminus” – Atlanta, GA
Members' Show - Rochester Print Club - Nazareth College - Rochester, NY
Bernstein Grant recipient - Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Group Show - Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Commercial Gallery, - Guelph, ON
In/Home Exhibition - The Printmaking Center of New Jersey - Branchburg, NJ
Mini Print Kazanlak - Art Gallery of Kazanlak - Kananlak, Bulgaria
Curator - East Sussex Print Exchange - Hastings Arts Forum - East Sussex, UK
Mini Print International of Cadaqués - Spain
6th Guanlan International Print Biennial - Guangdong, China
Solo Exhibition - 'Romancing the Toaster' - The Cohen Gallery, Alfred NY
Solo Exhibition - 'Romancing the Toaster' - Cedar Ridge Creative Centre - Toronto, ON (October)
Curator - Print exchange between Alfred University and Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK
Curator - Print exchange between Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2016
1st International Printmaking Alliance Invitational Exhibition - The Working People’s Cultural Palace (The Imperial Ancestral Temple), The Forbiden City - Beijing China
Curator - Print exchange between Alfred University and Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), MO, USA
Expanding Print Media - POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art - Griffith University - Brisbane, Australia
Digital Print Media with Traditional Print Processes - Tsinghua University - Beijing, China
Highpoint Center for Printmaking - Outstanding Prints 2016 - Minneapolis, MN, USA
4th Annual Kazanlak Miniprint Exhibition – Bulgaria, Europe
Curator - East Sussex Print Exchange - Rye Creative Centre - East Sussex, UK
Small Print International – Touring Exhibition – Leicester Print Workshop – Leicester, UK
FootPrint Exhibition – Center for Contemporary Printmaking / Julio Valdez Studio – Norwalk, CT / New York City, NY, USA
Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference “FLUX” – Portland, Oregon, USA
Taiwan International Biennial Print Exhibit – Taiwan, ROC
Mini Print International de Cadaques – 36th Annual – Barcelona, Spain
International Mini Print Biennial 2016 – Seacourt Print Workshop – Bangor, Northern Ireland
 
2015
Installation – Riverside Park Project – Town of Collingwood, Collingwood, ON
Guest Lecturer in Etching/Screenprint – Sussex Coast College, Hastings (UK)
Collaboration etched jewelry / prints with Erin Wallace – Ottawa Art Gallery Shop, Ottawa, ON
Group Show – In The Round III, Gravenfeather Print Studio – Toronto, ON
Group Show – Hoop-la – Necessary Arts Company – Guelph, ON
 
2014
Guest Lecturer in Etching/Screenprint – Sussex Coast College, Hastings (UK)
Group Show – In The Round II, Gravenfeather Print Studio – Toronto, ON
November Etching Workshop – Guelph School of Art – Guelph, ON
Juried Show – Guelph Civic Museum – Guelph, ON
June Etching Workshops – Guelph, ON
Residency – Arquetopia Centre for Arts Development, Puebla, Mexico
Solo Show – Atmosphere – Guelph, ON
 
2013
Group Show – National Portrait Gallery – London (UK)
Solo Show – The Stables Art Gallery – Hastings (UK)
Coastal Currents – Open Studio – Hastings (UK)
Commission – Jerwood Gallery – Hastings (UK)
Multiple Showings – Underdog Art Company – London (UK)