Miles Collyer

Hot Rock, 2011 (w/ The Tintype Studio)


Miles Collyer (born, 1983 in Toronto) is a visual artist whose practice is motivated by photo-based sources and issues relating to cultural identity. He studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design where he was the recipient of several academic scholarships and awards before graduating with a BFA in photography in 2006. After completing his undergraduate studies Collyer has gone on to receive further grants and awards for his work, most notably a Gold medal in 2008 from the Canadian National Magazine Awards in the category of Best Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article. His work has been published and exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and several curated exhibits online. In 2012 he was accepted into a program of Fine Art Graduate study at Toronto’s York University, leaving the artist-run centre Art Metropole and the position of Shop Manager, which he had held since 2005.

Message to Japan:

Like the thought of ripe, delicious tomatoes at the end of summer in mind as I water my plants this morning, my contribution to this project is a small way of saying that Japan and the glorious times ahead of it are in my thoughts today.

Special Message from Co-directors

DAICHI Projects extends our deepest condolences and sympathy towards the people of Japan who lost loved ones in recent earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear radiation. Our passion, thoughts, and prayers are with you and we wish the earliest recovery in Japan!

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