Miles Coolidge

Canadian-American, 1963–present

Coolidge has presented imagery at the junction between architecture and landscape since his studies under Bernd and Hilla Becher in the 1990s in Düsseldorf, Germany, after graduation from Harvard University in 1986.

While his photography often uses the form of traditional typological categorization, at the same time he continuously pursues further investigations on his own terms in functional social spaces, as seen in the series Safeville (1994), followed by the Central Valley series (1998) in an experimental composition and size, Ancient History (2001), an assemblage of 160 inkjet prints of old postcards of Native American burial mounds, and Drawbridges (2003), and in a series of nine photographs of South Florida drawbridges pictured with sharp accuracy.

Coolidge has exhibited at numerous museums including at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (1992), Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (1994), Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe (2001), and Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico (2004), the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2003), the International Center of Photography in New York (2003), among others.