Myles Calvert
mcalvert@faculty.ocadu.ca
Myles Calvert
Myles Calvert
Sessional Instructor
Faculty of Design
mcalvert@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Print Making, Color Theory and Practice, Mixed Media, Foundations, Advising

Overview

Myles Calvert was born in Collingwood, Ontario. 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 (University for the Arts, London). 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 (contemporary to modern British art). 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.  Current work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects and popular culture interferences. Following the ideals of Romanticism, emphasis is given to an individual experience of emotion. A moment of spontaneity allows for humour and a subtle twist to avoid an overwhelming glorifications of the past through objects of the mundane. Influences are heavily drawn from contemporary and modern printmakers such as Richard Hamilton, René Magritte, and the self-promoting antics of the YBA (Young British Artist) culture.

Education

MA - Camberwell College of Art (University for the Arts, London), UK
PGCE - University of Brighton, UK
BAH - University of Guelph, ON, CA

Professional Experience

Alfred University (Alfred, New York, USA) – Visiting Professor in Print Media (Jan 2016 – Present)
    Foundation
    Introduction to Print Media
    Advanced Print Media
    Electronic Strategies (MFA 1st year course)
    Honors Seminar - Fashion and Print
    Senior Advising
    Graduate Advising

University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) – Sessional Instructor (Printmaking) (Jan 2014 Winter Semester)
   Experimental Printmaking
   Advanced Printmaking

University of Brighton / Sussex Coast College Hastings (Hastings, East Sussex, UK) – Sessional Lecturer in Printmaking (Sept 2011 – present)
     *summer courses, since returning to North America 2014

National Portrait Gallery (London, UK) – Stock Control Mamagement / Visitor Services (Nov 2010 – Dec 2012)

Jerwood Gallery (Hastings, East Sussex, UK) – Duty Manager (Mar 2011 – Nov 2013)

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI, annual printmaking conference member)