Born in London in 1987, Rob Miles studied Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art followed by an MA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. Miles's first solo exhibition took place at the Russet Gallery in London. Miles has since exhibited his work throughout Paris and London. Miles was awarded a residency at Seacourt Print Workshop in 2016. From 2016 to 2019, Miles was a Visiting Practitioner at the Paris School of Arts and Culture. Throughout his career, Miles has won several awards, including Wimbledon College of Art's Retreat Prize and the Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Award. Miles's lithograph, If At First (2015) was acquired by Ruth Borchard Collection in 2015.
Miles's body of work consists of drawings, paintings, collages and lithographs. Miles combines observation and graphic abstraction in order to toy with the notions of single-point perspective and transparency. His art explores the way in which three-dimensional space can be rendered in two-dimensional images. Miles's work is influenced by architectural plans and the non-dimensional depth of our computer screens.
If At First exemplifies Miles's interest in graphic abstraction and observation. Miles humorously creates multiple dimensions and selves within a sketchbook page, taking himself as the subject of an art school crit, his lithograph littered with corrective notes, such as his pithy meta marginal note about improving marginalia.