Miles Coolidge

Miles Coolidge is a Canadian-American photographer whose work blurs the line between architectural and landscape photography. The artist relies on image scale and a diverse set of viewing spaces to compliment and complete the piece of art itself. Coolidge was born in Montreal in 1963. He received his BA from Harvard University and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. His first work after graduate school, entitled Garage Pictures, consisted of large-scale photographs of the interiors of elevators. Following this, Coolidge continued to experiment with dimensionality and size, photographing a scale model of an American town, reducing a panoramic Los Angeles view to a combination of thin strips, and even photographing discarded furniture in contrast to suburban locations.
Coolidge has had solo exhibitions at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, and the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, among others. His work has also appeared in many group shows including Picturing Modernity at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moving Pictures at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.  Coolidge currently teaches photography at the University of California, Irvine, and he lives and works in Los Angeles.
The Lannan Foundation has as part of its collection Coolidge’s Indian Mound Postcards, a collection of large-scale photographic reproductions of historical postcards.

Artworks



Pre Historic Mound Dis 1772 Miles Coolidge

Pre-Historic Mound, Dis. 1772. Moundsville, W. Va., 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Offset lithograph mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection

Fort Pierce Fla Indian Mound Or Remains Miles Coolidge

Fort Pierce, Fla. Indian Mound, or remains of old fort, 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Offset lithograph mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection

Monks Mound Collinsville Ill 2000 Miles Coolidge

Monks Mound, Collinsville, Ill., 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Offset lithograph mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection

Indian Mounds St Paul Minn Miles Coolidge

Indian Mounds, St. Paul, Minn., 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Offset lithograph mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection

Prehistoric Mound Marietta 2000 Miles Coolidge

Prehistoric Mound at Marietta, O., 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection

Indian Mound Franklin Nc Miles Coolidge

Indian Mound, Franklin, N.C., 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Offset lithograph mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection

Indian Mound National Cemetary Vicksburg Miss Miles Coolidge

Indian Mound, National Cemetary, Vicksburg, Miss., 2000

Size: 35 x 55 inches
Medium: Offset lithograph mounted on aluminum

Current Lannan Art Collection