Miles Hyman – Bio 2020
Inspired by mid-20th century American realism, European symbolism, Film Noir and popular art, Hyman’s work has become best known for its powerful narrative qualities and rich historical references. His illustrated adaptations include novels by John Dos Passos, Joseph Conrad, Jules Verne, Shirley Jackson and James Ellroy.
Hyman’s drawings are featured by a long list of international publishers, such as Simon & Schuster, Viking, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gallimard and Chronicle Books. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Libération, Télérama, The Boston Globe and The New Yorker Magazine.
The artist has most recently brought his unique narrative style to graphic novels : The Black Dahlia, based on James Ellroy’s noir thriller as adapted by Matz and film-maker David Fincher, appeared with Archaia in 2016. That same year Hyman created a graphic adaptation of his grandmother Shirley Jackson’s shocking tale The Lottery for Farrar Straus & Giroux. His most recent book, Rome appeared in the prestigious Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection in 2018, with the original drawings featured in a major solo museum show hosted by Rome’s Istituto Centrale per la Grafica and at the parisian Galerie Martel.
Hyman’s significant body of work has been featured in several monographs to date : Miles Hyman, Drawings, was published by Glénat in 2015 and includes more than 200 of the artist’s works. In 2018 Locus Soluspublished “Miles Hyman, Between Two Worlds”, both monograph and exhibition catalogue in collaboration with the contemporary art space La Chapelle des Ursulines which hosted a major solo show of Hyman’s work in France’s Brittany region.
Miles Hyman’s work is featured regularly by galleries in Rome, Brussels, Geneva and Paris as well as in a variety of international art fairs. The Museum of Illustration in Moulins, France presented a retrospective of the artist’s work in February 2017 entitled Miles Hyman, The Suspension of Time. His work has received numerous international distinctions, including prizes from Communication Arts and Creative Quarterly.
In 2017 Hyman was awarded the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture