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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Miles Bair
Miles Bair In April After the Rain
Miles Bair On The North Shore
Miles Bair Overland Flow
Miles Bair Sunlight in the Canyon
Miles Bair The Winds in Winter

Miles Bair was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He studied art at Edinboro University and West Virginia University, and is the director of the School of Art and a professor of art at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has been a visiting artist at a number of major American universities and at the Tama Art University and Oberin University in Tokyo Japan. The deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions provide rich contrast to the black underpainting and the ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf. Although the influence of Japanese artistic tradition is evident in his work, the Northern Wisconsin landscape informs his work most intimately. He has exhibited widely including the Mary Bell Gallery in Chicago, Quincy Art Center in Illinois, University of Wisconsin-Madison, McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington Illinois, Carole Jones Gallery in Chicago, and many more intuitions and galleries nationally as well as internationally.

Miles Bair


1972    MA, West Virginia University
1970    MEd, Ediboro University
1969    BS, Edinboro University

Selected Exhibitions

2018   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2017   John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2015   Beard Art Center, Marian, IN
2014    Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 
2013    Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2012    Dubuque Museum of Art, IA
            Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington,IL
2011    Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, MI
            William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
2007    Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, IL
2005    Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
            Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, IL
            University of Wisconsin, Madison,WI
2004    Mclean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
1997    Illinois Agricultural Association, Bloomington,IL
1994    Carole Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993    One Illinois Center, Chicago, IL
            Carole Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991    East/West Contemporary Fine Art, Chicago, IL
            Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
            Naperville art Center, IL
1990    Lloyd Shin Gallery, Chicago, IL
            C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, IL

Public Collections

           Dubuque Art Museum, IA
           First Western Trust Bank, Denver, CO
           City Hall and Transportation Center, Normal, IL
           Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
           McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
           Shirk Foundation Collection, Beer Nuts Corporation
           Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
           Ames Foundation, Ames Library, Bloomington, IL
           Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington IL
           Takeuchi Collection, Tokyo, Japan
           Kemper Group Corporation Collection, Chicago, IL
           Illinois Wesleyan University Memorial Center Collection, Bloomington, IL
           Milliken University Collection, Decatur, IL
           College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
           Thiel College, Greenville, PA
           City Hall, Wilmington, DE


4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4102 (fax)

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