Disintegration (self-portrait), 2016

Disintegration (self-portrait), 2016

Giles creates visual tales where fiction and reality often meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift and time frames fuse. While unique, his style hearkens back to golden age illustration, with a generous pinch of comic art inspiration, to create work that hints at stories already in progress, but not yet resolved. 

Giles is a fine arts illustrator and professor of art living in the Washington D.C. region. He is trained in a wide variety of media, but has centered his practice around drawing and works on paper for the past few years. His work includes pieces aimed at gallery shows as well as illustrations for short stories and graphic novels. 

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Exhibitions & Commissions                                                  

2017

Exhibitions:

Group Show, Save the Bees – Shop 53, La Plata, MD

2016

Exhibitions:

Joint Exhibition, “Earth/Sky” – Artworks@7th Gallery, North Beach, MD

Joint Exhibition, “Shadow and Light” – SMC3 Gallery, White Plains, MD

Group Show, Finalist, 2016 Williams Prize in Drawing – Silpe Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Group Show, Grand Opening – Shop 53, La Plata, MD

Group Show, Holi-Pop 2 (Travelling Pop-up Gallery) – White Plains, MD

2015

Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition, “Interstitial Drawings” – SMC3 Gallery, White Plains, MD

Solo Exhibition, “Small works” – Village Gallery, Waldorf, MD

Adjunct Faculty Exhibition – Walter Grove II Gallery @ CSMD, LaPlata, MD

Group Show, Art Works@7th and Friends – Artworks@7th Gallery, North Beach, MD

Group Show, Holi-Pop Gallery (Travelling Pop-up Gallery) – La Plata, MD

Commissions:

Climbing Out of Death – album cover design

Ian Duschesne, How Thoughts Are Made – album cover and poster design

Meridian Nano-brew Beer Company –beer label designs

2014

Commissions:

Abundant Pony - album cover and poster design

Black Cat Sisterhood - logo and banner design

Deadman Detective Agency - album cover and poster design

Diverters Band - poster, album cover & interior materials design

Josh Pastor, King Snake Motor Blues - album cover & t-shirt design

Meridian Nano-brew Beer Company – logo and beer label designs

2013

Exhibitions:

2013 Regional Juried Exhibition - Maryland Art Place, Annapolis, MD

2012

Exhibitions:

2012 Adjunct Faculty Show – College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, MD

2012 Regional Group Show - The Artists Gallery, Frederick, MD