Alfred, NY | Toronto, ON
Myles Calvert was born in Collingwood, Ontario (Canada). He attended the University of Guelph with a focus in printmaking and art history, before travelling to London, UK where he completed his MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. Major bodies of work included mass installations of screen printed toast and the idolization of popular British celebrity culture. During this time he worked for the National Portrait Gallery at Trafalgar Square before moving to Hastings in East Sussex to teach printmaking at Sussex Coast College and become Duty Manager of the newly built Jerwood Gallery (now Hastings Contemporary). Toast continued with a 43000 slice installation during the Queen’s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ with college students, drawing BBC media attention and culminated in two solo exhibitions before making a return to the University of Guelph to teach Advanced and Experimental Printmaking. Myles is currently a Visiting Professor in Expanded Media at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics and a Sessional Instructor at OCADU (Ontario College of Arts and Design University) in Toronto.
WHY MYLES JOINED THE SPEEDBALL DEMO ARTIST PROGRAM
I am looking forward to sharing tips, and information on the quality products that Speedball has to offer. I always end up learning something new as well, when giving a demonstration, from the different approaches and experimental techniques and questions that arise. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet fellow artists, students, and other creative minds. Come try something different.
AVAILABLE DEMONSTRATION FORMATS
Tabletop / Open to Public Events
- Screen Printing
- Relief Printing
Arnhem Paper - This paper is one I suggest on a regular basis to students working with a variety of print-based processes. It is incredibly versatile, can be soaked for long periods of time, and holds inks exceptionally well. It is a cost-effective choice with quality results for both intaglio and relief processes.