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 Miliano exhibited Diary at the Royal Hibernian Academy as part of the Futures 12 exhibition of emerging artists. 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 and is over 10 metres long.
A one-man show called The Nature of Time opened at the Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin in February 2014. A second one-man show at the Oliver Sears Gallery called Woods opened in January 2016.
Ed recently spent three and a half years living and working in Tokyo, Japan. The experience had a profound effect on his work. He created a body of work based on views through windows and doorways. He showed this work in Tokyo in an exhibition called No Ordinary Place. On his return to Ireland in 2018 he showed a variation of No Ordinary Place Paintings from Japan at the Ballinglen Gallery in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. One of the paintings is part of the permanent collection of the new museum at Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Another painting is being exhibited in RUA Annual Exhibition next month.
Ed Miliano’s work is in many private collections and his work is also owned by Belmond Grand Hibernian, Embassy of Ireland in Japan, Joseph Walsh Studios, Office of Public Works, Opera Ireland and XL Group plc.
Ed lives in Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin, Ireland and works in his studio which is beside his home. He is represented by the Oliver Sears Gallery.