Monday, August 30, 2010

The Questionnaire: Miles Conrad

The Questionnaire is meant to be a lighter version of a bio, a little more revealing in some respects and personal without all the facts bogging it down. I supply the questions and the respondents supply the answers. Either one or both of us supply the images.

               M i l e s  C o n r a d              

What is your favorite color?

Almost any shade of green

What is your favorite word?

"Dad da" as pronounced by my daughter

Miles with daughter Alea, age 1 year

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

The natural world

What turns you off?


What profession other than artist would you most like to be?


What is your favorite book or movie?

Love in the Time of Cholera

Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music?


What do you most value in your friends?

Intelligence, Humor, Honesty, Loyalty, Compassion

Name three artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to.

Eva Hesse, Kiki Smith, Robert Gober, Louise Bourgeois

Eva Hesse, untitled (rope piece)

Kiki Smith

Robert Gober

Robert Gober

Installation by Louise Bourgeois

Name an artist whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours.

Lee Bontecou

Lee Bontecou

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Cessation of fear and desire, family and friends, sunshine, the ocean and ice cream (in that order).

  Works by Miles Conrad  

Recurrent Infraction (Installation View) - Cast Soap, Fragrance, Light, Sound, 2009

Recurrent Infraction (Detail) - Cast Soap, Fragrance, Light, Sound, 2009

Recurrent Infraction (Detail) - Cast Soap, Fragrance, Light, Sound, 2009

Self-Help Series - Anxiety Disorders of Childhood - Wax, Hair, Found Book, 2008

The Psychiatrist as Ethnographer - Modified File Folder, Paper, Wax, Pigment, 2008

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Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

Interesting and provocative work.

Pam Farrell said...

The cast soap pieces are wonderful, surprising. I agree with Terry...the work is thought-provoking and intriguing...

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks for commenting, Terry and Pam. Yes, Miles' work is interesting and provocative. He is also one of the world's greatest teachers. He helped me to assess my work and career like no one else was able to. He's a great guy!