Miles Coolidge
1963 né à Montreal, Quebec, Canada
vit et travail à Los Angeles, Californie


1994 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (class of Bernd Becher), Dusseldorf, Allemagne
1992 M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Department of Photography, Valencia, Californie
1986 A.B., Harvard University, Cum Laude in Visual and Environmental Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Expositions Personnelles

New Projects, ACME., Los Angeles, USA
Street Furniture, ACME., Los Angeles, USA
Miles Coolidge, Casey Kaplan, New York, USA
Juncture, ACME., Los Angeles, USA
Drawbridges, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
Drawbridges, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienne, Autriche
Drawbridges, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, USA
Traffic, ACME. Los Angeles, USA
Observatory Circle, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, Allemagne
Miles Coolidge: Central Valley, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
ACME., Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, California,USA
Mattawa,Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
Central Valley, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
Central Valley, ACME., Los Angeles, USA
James Van Damme Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique
Moundbuilders Golf Course, ACME., Los Angeles, USA
Elevator Pictures, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
Garage Pictures, ACME., Santa Monica, California, USA
Garage Pictures, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
Safetyville, ACME., Santa Monica, California, USA
Elevator Pictures, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Hollywood, California, USA
In Its Place, Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, USA

Expositions Collectives

Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum,of Art, New York, USA
Art in America Now, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai
Re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, Los Angeles,USA
From Close to Home: Recent Acquisitions of Los Angeles Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Now Is the Winter, Projekt Fabrika, Moscou
Hidden in Plain Sight. Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
First the Artist defines meaning, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz
Modern Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Studio City, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv
H2O, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica
31+flavors, Antai Galleru, Los Angeles
Zeme-Krajina/Land-Landschaft, rkouske kultirni forum, Prague, Autriche
Miles Coolidge, Kevin Hanley, Darcy Huebler, & Aaron Morse, ACME. Los Angeles
Sightseeing: Austrian Triennial of Photography, Graz
Imperfect Innocence, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, & Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Floride
Incidence urbaine, Galerie Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
Majestic Sprawl, Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art, Pasadena, California, USA
Out of Place: Contemporary Art & the Architectural Uncanny, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Strolling Through an Ancient Shrine and Garden, co-curated by Chip Tom & ACME, ACME., Los Angeles, USA
Global Address, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of California at Irvine, California
The Wedding Show, Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, New York
Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Köln, Allemagne
New Settlements, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhague, Danemark
Phigment, Irvine Fine Arts Center, UC Irvine, Irvine, California
OUTLOOK earth scaped, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, The Friends of Photography, catalog, traveling exhibition, California State University, Long Beach: June - August; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum: November - December 2000; Friends of Photography, San Francisco: January - May 2001
Made in California 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Flight Patterns, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Supermodel, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Escape_space, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Allemagne
Unapocalyptic: The Future That Never Was, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
escape space, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Allemagne
Photography: an expanded view, recent acquisitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Espagne
City of Los Angeles Individual Artists Grants 1999, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, USA
Tomorrow Forever - Photography as a Ruin, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Australie
Sliding Scale, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, curated by Ron Platt
Thinking Aloud, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, England, travels to: Cornerhouse, Manchester, England, Camden Arts Center, Londres, Angleterre
June/July, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
Urban Landscapes, Victoria Miro Gallery, Londres, Angleterre
New Ways of Living, Royal College of Art, Londres, Angleterre
Sightings, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres, Angleterre
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Landscapes, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington, USA
Stills: Emerging Photography in the 1990's, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, curated by Douglas Fogle
Elsewhere, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Inside Story, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Defamiliar: Julie Becker, Miles Coolidge, Thomas Demand, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Big Picture: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Angel Hair - EX.LA., Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, curated by Michael Kapinos
Transport, Post, Los Angeles, California World Speak Dumb, Karen Lovegrove, Melbourne, Australie
The Lie of the Land, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Location Location, Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, San Jose, California, curated by Marcia Tanner
Skin Deep, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, California, USA
Left of Center: New Art from L.A., 10 in 1 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Redevelopment, Victoria Room, San Francisco, California, USA
Hollywood Boulevard is Sinking, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, California, USA
Late Photography, Food House, Santa Monica, California, USA
Rundgang, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Allemagne
LACPS Member's Exhibition, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, curated by Ann Goldstein
Miles Coolidge has photographed raised drawbridges throughout Southern Florida. The result is a roadway grid, raised to square with the picture plane of the photograph itself. The depth and perspective the lowered roadway would have indicated, is destroyed and replaced by the formal, self-referencing picture of the roadway surface. Coolidge has found these temporary, (existing only for a moment as recreational boats pass underneath) industrial monoliths in the heart of some of the most kitschy American suburbs. The images in this series are impenetrable with all the weight of modernist picture-making behind it, yet the viewer is aware that this is only a momentary statement, as the bridge will again lower to let those in the perspective of the viewer pass through.

The artist consistently maintains a conceptual methodology in all of his series. Previous work has included photographs of empty elevators, suburban garages, a town built to 1/3 actual scale ("Safetyville"), and temporary housing for farming workers.

These are all spaces that are defined by human use. Coolidge deliberately makes quasi-photographs, from quasi-architectural spaces. The meaning of Coolidge's pictures is shaped in between what is visible, and what is left out, between form and content.