ed miliano biography

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Ed Miliano was born in New York in 1954. He received a BFA in 1976 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Before becoming a full-time artist, Ed worked for over twenty-five years as a designer and illustrator in the USA and Ireland.

In 2012, Ed exhibited Diary as part of the Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition of emerging artists — Futures. He painted the view from his studio window every day for more than one year. The piece includes 366 oil paintings displayed on narrow shelves.

A one-man show called The Nature of Time opened at the Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin on 20 February 2014. A second one-man show called Woods opened on 28 January 2016.

Ed is represented by the Oliver Sears Gallery. He lives in Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Inside Out
  • Motoazabu Gallery, Azabu Juban, Tokyo
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  • 2016 Wood
  • Oliver Sears Galley, Molesworth Street, Dublin
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  • 2014 The Nature of Time
  • Oliver Sears Galley, Molesworth Street, Dublin
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  • 2011 Drawings and Paintings from Dar es Salaam
  • National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
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  • 2010 Paintings, Collages and Drawings
  • Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • 2004 Flower Paintings by Ed Miliano
  • National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
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Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 A lonely impulse of delight
  • Tokyo University of the Arts University Exhibition Hall, Tokyo
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  • 2016 A lonely impulse of delight
  • London Art Fair, London
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  • 2016 A lonely impulse of delight
  • Embassy of Ireland, Beijing
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  • 2016 Airmail
  • ASSAB ONE Gallery, Milan, Italy
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  • 2016 Airmail
  • Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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  • 2016London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, UK
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  • 2015 In Residence
  • Oliver Sears Gallery at Six Fitzroy Square, London, UK
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  • 2015 Futures Anthology
  • RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy) Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
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  • 2015 A Lonely Impulse of Delight
  • Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
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  • 2015 A Lonely Impulse of Delight
  • SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Ireland
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  • 2015 In Residence
  • Oliver Sears Gallery at Six Fitzroy Square, London, UK
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  • 2015 Airmail
  • Yanagasawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
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  • 2014 VUE Art Fair
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
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  • 2014 Sculpture in Context
  • National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 3
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  • 2014 Boyle Arts Festival
  • King’s House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
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  • 2014 184th RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
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  • 2013 2013 Towers Watson Temporary Collection
  • Nassau Street, Dublin
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  • 2013 VUE Art Fair
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
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  • 2013 Pressed
  • DLRCC Concourse Gallery, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire
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  • 2013 The Newfoundland Trail: A Story of People and Places
  • Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St John's, Newfoundland
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  • 2012 183rd RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
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  • 2012 Open Submission Exhibition
  • DLRCC Concourse Gallery, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire
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  • 2012 Hibernation
  • Oliver Sears Gallery
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  • 2012 Futures 12
  • RHA, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
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  • 2012 Ireland Newgfoundland Trail: A Journey Of Plants and People
  • Garter Lane Art Center, Waterford
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  • 2007 178th RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
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  • 2006 177th RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
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  • 1997 Spectrum, DIT Exhibition of Work by Students, Graduates and Staff
  • Bank of Ireland, Dublin
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  • 1986 The Wiggins-Teape Exhibition of Illustration
  • The Kilkenny Shop, Dublin; Crawford Municipal Gallery of Art, Cork
  • City Gallery, Limerick; University of Ulster at Belfast; University of Ulster at Coleraine
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  • 1981 College of Marketing & Design Faculty Show
  • Bank of Ireland, Dublin

Collections

  • Joseph Walsh Studios, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
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  • XL Group plc, Dublin Ireland
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  • National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Bord na Gaeilge, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Opera Ireland
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  • Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland

Books, Catalogues and Articles

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017 Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship
  • Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
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  • 2014 The DeVeres Prize, RHA
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  • 2004 Best Illustration of the Year, Design Category
  • Illustrator’s Guild of Ireland
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  • 1999 White Raven Citation
  • Reading Association of Ireland Award Shortlist
  • IBBY Selection
  • (for It’s A Jungle Out There, Wolfhound Press)
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  • 1998 Bisto Book of the Year Éilis Dillon Award
  • (for It’s A Jungle Out There, Wolfhound Press)