Thursday, October 25, 2012

Artist's Biography

Sculptor and educator Michael Boles has exhibited throughout the Southeastern United States, winning numerous awards for his drawing, relief sculpture, and freestanding sculptural compositions. The current thrust of his work primarily entails utilizing digital technology to produce intricate freeform wall sculpture in metal and stone.

Boles's work is in the collections of Sam Houston State University, The Office of the Governor of the State of Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the University of West Florida, and numerous private collections in the United States and abroad. His work is published in A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas, by Carol Morris Little, and listed in the Smithsonian Institution's Inventory of American Painting and Sculpture. He is a recent recipient of an Art in State Buildings Award for the State of Florida, and he is currently working on a sculpture for the city of Gulf Breeze, Florida in a public art initiative that commissions local artists to create permanent outdoor sculptures.

Boles is a Professor of Art teaching sculpture and design at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts in Pensacola, Florida, where in 2009 he completed a three-year term as the Center's Endowed Teaching Chair.

To inquire about commissioning or purchasing a work, please email Boles at

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