Résumé

Art and Work Résumé

Sheila Miles

5 Sunset Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Telephone: 505-603-3781
Email: sheilamiles4@hotmail.com
Facebook: Sheila Miles Fine Art

Education

  • Masters Degree in Painting and Drawing, Purdue University,
    West Lafayette, Indiana, Dean’s List
  • Hans Hoffman School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts, full scholarship
  • John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, full scholarship

Awards and Achievements

  • Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Arts in Public Arts Purchase Program, Purchased, 2018
  • Selected Artist, Large Scale Purchases, New Mexico Arts in Public Arts Purchase Program, $35,000–$125,000, 2016
  • Paintings included in movies
    • Big Sky (representing the lead’s art)
    • Warren Jeffs
    • Five Bucks a Day
  • Rancho Linda Vista residency, Oracle, Arizona, 2007
  • Selected Artist, West Coast Artist Pool, San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Program, 2005
  • Paintings selected to travel for several months to Australia and New Zealand Museums; US Department of Commerce and the World Trade Center, 2004
  • Awarded Public Art Commission for Missoula in Motion, City of Missoula, Montana, 2004
  • “100 Most Influential Montanans of the 20th Century,” Lee Enterprises, Montana, 1999
  • Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship, $20,000, 1999
  • Missoula (Montana) International Airport Commission competition, $7,500, 1999
  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Painting, Montana Arts Council, $2,000, 1984

Public Collections

  • Department of Geology and Minerals Resources, Socorro, New Mexico Art in Public Places purchase
  • Senior Citizen Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico Art in Public Places purchase
  • Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis, Minnesota, three works
  • Montana Museum of Art and Culture, University of Montana, 12 works
  • Missoula International Airport, Missoula, Montana
  • University of Joensuu, Rantasalmi, Finland
  • Holter Museum, Helena, Montana, two works
  • Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana, 15 works
  • Law School, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana, ten works
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, seven works
  • Saint Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula, Montana
  • Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana
  • Planned Parenthood, Billings, Montana, fifteen works
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, five works
  • Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Montana
  • Provincetown (Massachusetts) Art Association and Museum, two  works
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana
  • North Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Exhibitions

Selected One-Person Shows (Over 100 exhibitions)

  • kind of a small array, Magdalena, New Mexico, 2020
  • Oracle Residency Gallery, Oracle, Arizona
  • Holter Museum, Helena, Montana, 2019
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana, 2018–2019
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana, one-person show, September-January 2018
  • Dahl Art Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota, one-person show,
    March-June 2018
  • White Apple Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
  • “Light and Shadow”,  Missoula (Montana) Art Museum, February–June 2017
  • School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, one-person show, 2015
  • Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana, brochure, 2003 and 1988
  • Emerson Center for the Arts, Bozeman, Montana
  • The Wonder Salon, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 60 painting Retrospective, exhibited at:
    • Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, Montana
    • APEX Gallery, School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota (catalog)
    • Silver Bow Arts Chateau, Butte, Montana
    • Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana (catalog)
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, catalog, 2000 and 1984
  • Meloy Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Cruz Cruz Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • University of Montana, Missoula, (catalog)
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, (37 works)
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana (brochure)
  • Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Montana
  • Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana

Selected Two- and Three-Person Exhibitions

  • Holt-Russell Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas, March 2016 (three-person)
  • Wheelhouse Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2015
  • Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, Montana
  • Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, Montana
  • Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, Montana
  • Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming
  • Artifacts Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

Selected Invitational Exhibitions
(participated in over 300 exhibitions)

  • Pii Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5-artist show, 2015
  • Collages, Collage Gallery, Bigfork, Montana, 2015
  • art x mail: Ausstellung, Messe Dresden, Germany, 2014 and 2015
  • For the Love of A Tree She Went Out on a Limb, Women in the Art of the Northern Plains, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Grand Opening of Missoula (Montana) Art Museum
  • The Animal in Art, Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, Montana
  • The Contemporary Horse in Art, Holter Museum, Helena, Montana
  • “The Aesthetics of Water: Print Portfolio,” University of Joensuu during the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics, Rantasalmi, Finland (twenty artists, edition of 23)
  • “Montana, Myths and Reality”, The Center for the Rocky Mountain West,  Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, Montana
  • “Faculty Exhibition”, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, Montana, four-person show
  • “Miriam Sample Collection”, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
  • “Ten Montana Artists”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana, 5 works
  • “Montana Artists”, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise, Idaho, 5 works
  • “Narrative Painting”, Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana, 5 works
  • “Montana Arts Council Fellowship Recipients”, traveled from 1994–1995 to the Montana cities of Anaconda, Kalispell, and Bozeman
  • “Day of the Dead Shrines”, Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • “Yellowstone Art Museum Permanent Collection Exhibition,” Boulder (Colorado) Center for the Visual Arts
  • “Screens,” Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • “Poets and Artists,” Beall Park Arts Center, Bozeman, Montana
  • “Group Show”, Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1987–1989
  • “Montana ’89: Our Place and Time,” Ryegate, Montana
  • “One Hundred Years of Women’s Art,” Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana 
  • “In BLACK and WHITE,” Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • “Montana Artists,” Blake Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • “Montana Artists,” Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Washington
  • “Works on Paper,” Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • “Faculty Exhibition,” Montana State University, Bozeman and Billings, Montana
  • “Montana Current Ideas”, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
  • Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1975 –1978
  • Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Four Winds Gallery, Ferrisburgh, Vermont
  • “4 X 4,” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 30 works
  • Provincetown (Massachusetts) Art Association and Museum, 1974–1978

Selected Competitive Exhibitions
(participated in over 100 exhibitions)

  • “Electrum XIX,” Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana, Award: Best of Show
  • Contemporary Juried Show, Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, California, Award: Best of Show
  • “Resources: Plenty and Plundered,” The Brunswick, Missoula, Montana, Award
  • “Montana Draw,” Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Montana, traveled
  • “Indiana Artist’s Exhibition,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Curator: Patterson Simms
  • “Northern Rockies Regional Exhibition,” Sheridan, Wyoming, Award, 1981
  • “11th Annual National Print and Drawing Exhibition,” Minot State College, North Dakota, Awards
  • “Indiana Artist’s Exhibition,” Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • “American Art: Challenge of the Land,” Pillsbury Company Headquarters, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • “Appalachian National Drawing Exhibition,” Boone, North Carolina
    Also selected to travel for “ANDC On the Road,” under the auspices of the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • “Works on Paper,” Yellowstone Art Museum

Professional Affiliations

  • Who’s Who in American Art (since 1992)

Press and Publications

  • Albuquerque Journal, 5. Gallery, art featured
  • NEW MEXICAN Santa Fe PASA “Exhibitionism”, and the Summer feature (2015)
  • Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana, numerous times ; articles and art, 1980–present
  • Missoulian, Missoula, Montana, numerous times , articles and art, 1995–present
  • “Keep Going,” Independent, Missoula, Montana, numerous times: articles and art, 1995–present
  • Outpost, Billings, Montana
  • Montana Arts Council publications
  • Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana
  • Deaconess Billings (Montana) Clinic
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital, Billings, Montana
  • Pithead Chapel cover art, three covers
  • “Artist Profile: Sheila Miles,” Montana Living Magazine
  • “Sheila Miles, Featured artist”, Caroltv, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • “Sheila Miles,” Cutbank Pioneer Press, Cutbank, Montana
  • Artist in the Schools, Montana Arts Council
  • Permanent collection, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
  • Permanent Collection, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula
  • Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, Montana
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • “The Business of Art,” Pen and Paige, Billings, Montana
  • “Speak your Peace,” Missoulian, Missoula, MT
  • Linda Durham, Salon artists

Cards

  • “Inside Out,” Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana1984 and 2001
  • Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana,  1988, 1995, 2003
  • Pii Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Artifacts Gallery, 1986
  • Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana, 2000
  • Wheelhouse Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2105
  • Collage Gallery, Bigfork, Montana, 2015
  • “Wings of Man: the Heart of the Artist,” Holter Museum, Helena, Montana
  • Brochures, cards, and poster Missoula in Motion, Missoula, Montana, public art commission, 2003

Brochures, Cards, Billboard, and Poster

  • Missoula in Motion, Missoula, Montana, public art commission, 2003

Posters

  • Big Brother Big Sisters Billings, Montana
  • Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Blue Mountain Clinic, Missoula, Montana
  • Apex Gallery, School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2015

Movies Featuring My Work

  • BigSky, 2015 (representing the lead in the movie)
  • Warren Jeffs, 2014
  • Five Bucks a Day, 2007

Catalogs

  • “In the Neighborhood,” Missoula (Montana) Art Museum, 2003
  • Sheila Miles, Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, Montana, 60 painting retrospective
  • “Inside Out”, Museum of the Rockies; Yellowstone Art Museum; Apex Gallery, School of Mines and Technology; and Silver Bow Arts Foundation, 2001–2002
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, anniversary book, 2014
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana, 1986
  • “100 Paintings by Women,” Western Heritage Center, Billings, Montana, 1985
  • “What Artists Say,” 1989
  • Miriam Sample Collection, Drumlummon Institute, Helena, Montana
  • Sheila Miles, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Book Illustrations

  • Whisk, Lyric, Logic, poetry by Shaun Gant, illustrations by Sheila Miles, 2004
  • Linda Durham Wonder Project, 2015

Curatorial Publications (contributions)

  • Edwin Dickinson, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1976
  • Fernanda D’Agostino, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
  • Richard Diebenkorn, Yellowstone Art Museum (traveled)
  • Edwin Dickinson: A Critical History of his Paintings, by John Lawrence Ward, 2003
  • The Copper Kings, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Teaching

  • Guest artist, International School, Florence, Italy, August-September 2017 (5 weeks), fully sponsored
  • Chair, Visual Arts Desert Academy, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2006–2017
  • Flagship After School Program , Missoula (Montana) Art Museum, 1998–2005
  • Teacher, Sussex School, Missoula, Montana, 1998–1999
  • Artist in the Schools, Montana Arts Council, 1983–2005
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Montana, Missoula, 1995–1998)
  • Adjunct Professor, Gallery Director, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1985–1986
  • Adjunct Professor and Gallery Director, Montana State University, Billings, 1980–1983 and 1984–1985
  • Artist in Residence, Montana Arts Council, Miles City, Montana, 1983–1984

Museum Work

  • Director of Exhibitions, University of Montana, Missoula, 1997–1999
  • Senior Curator, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, 1986–1990
  • Director and Curator, Haynes Art Gallery, Montana State University
  • Director and Curator, Provincetown (Massachusetts) Art Association and Museum, 1975–1978