Schulich MBA/MFA Candidate Awarded Two-Week AGO Residency
Miles Collyer’s “Linear perspective and other related atrocities (detail), 2014 was featured in “Encounters,” Artscape Youngplace, the second-year MFA Winter exhibition.
In the summer of 2014, Miles Collyer, MBA/MFA candidate was awarded a two-week residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario in conjunction with the Gallery’s Aimia Photography Prize. Along with four other artists, Miles had the opportunity to work alongside shortlisted Aimia Prize nominee, Israeli-born Los Angeles-based artist, Elad Lassry. The funded residency was self-directed and structured as a teaching focused opportunity for Toronto-based artists working in photography and currently enrolled in an MFA program.
Summing up his experience, Miles says: “The residency came at a perfect time to elicit a critical dialogue from the group about my work, to further develop my ideas and to send me on the trajectory of producing new work.” Miles’ work was also featured last summer (2015) at York University’s Art Gallery, AgYU (photographed above).
Miles Collyer as been an independent visual artist for over 15 years. He has extensive involvement with a variety of cultural organizations and has participated in over 20 group art exhibitions globally.