MYLES CALVERT (he/him)
Originally from Collingwood, Ontario, Charlotte-area printmaker Myles Calvert explores the relationship between domestic, everyday objects, memory, and color theory. Our relationship to objects is often visual. We can trigger emotional memories or suggest when an object was made simply by looking at its color and form. The experience of these objects changes for each viewer based on their life experience to date.
Calvert’s prints explore and sometimes alter, an object’s context and our relationship to it. His prints question how 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.
ABOUT MYLES CALVERT
Myles Calvert attended the University of Guelph with a focus in printmaking before traveling to London, UK where he completed his MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art (University for the Arts, London). He worked for the National Portrait Gallery before moving to Hastings in East Sussex to teach printmaking at Sussex Coast College and becoming Duty Manager of the newly-built Jerwood Gallery (Hastings Contemporary).
From 2016 to 2019, Myles was a Visiting Professor at Alfred University (New York State College of Ceramics). Recent residencies included Art Print Residence (Barcelona, Spain) and Proyecto’ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina), PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú) in Lima, and the Tamarind Summer Workshop in New Mexico. Myles is currently an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at Winthrop University, South Carolina.