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Blake Milteer

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Photograph by Sarah Milteer

About his art, Milteer states that he approaches each image with attention to light, time, and memory. ‘Drawing and photography encourage me to slow down, look and listen - to pay attention. But I also look for each image, whether my own or another artist’s, to challenge my expectations, to push and pull on my sense of comfort or familiarity.’

Blake Milteer has worked for more than thirty years as an artist, curator and educator. Milteer’s creative practise began at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Texas. He holds a BFA in fine art and photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MA in art history/museum studies from the University of Denver. 

 

Milteer lives in Edinburgh where he was most recently Curator of the MacKinnon Collection for the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. Prior, he was Curator of Photographic Collections at the National Library of Scotland where he completed the first comprehensive survey of NLS’s extensive photographic holdings.

 

Before relocating to Scotland, Milteer served as Director and Chief Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Taylor Museum and as Curatorial Assistant for the Denver Art Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Art department. He has also been an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado and Arapahoe Community College. Milteer's writing is published in numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues.

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