by 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.)