BA College of William and Mary
MFA East Carolina University School of Art
Exhibitions in Painting, Drawing & Photography
Walker Art Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (1982) Invitational Exhibition
Joseph DeIulio Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1983) One Man Painting Exhibition
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (1983) Group Drawing Exhibition
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (1983) Group Photography Exhibition
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (1984) Three Man Invitational Drawing Exhibition
Ledel Gallery, New York, New York (1984), Group Photo Show
Kern Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania (1985), Group Photo Show
Tenth International Photography Annual Show, Puck Building Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Danville, VA (1986) One Man Drawing Exhibition
Nancy Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1986) One Man Painting Exhibition
Nancy Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1987) One Man Painting Exhibition
Portsmouth Art Museum, Portsmouth, VA (1987) Permanent Collection Exhibition
Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago, IL (1988) Group Exhibition
Nancy Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1988) One Man Painting Exhibition
40th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME 1988
Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago, IL (1989) One Man Painting Exhibition
Nancy Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1990) One Man Painting Exhibition
20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA (1989) One Man Painting Exhibition
Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago, IL (1990) One Man Painting Exhibition
Nancy Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1991) One Man Painting Exhibition
Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Rockport, ME (1991) `Art in Aroostook' Invitational Exhibition
Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1992) One Man Painting Exhibition
Beyond Isms: Contemporary Abstraction, Barn Galleries, Ogunquit, ME (1992) Invitational Painting Exhibition
Outstanding Alumni Exhibition, Wellington Gray Gallery, East Carolina University School of Art (1992)
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec (1992)
On the Edge: 40 years of Maine Painting, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Rockport, ME (1992)
Walter Reed Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle (1992)
Portland Museum of Fine Art, Portland, Maine (1993)
Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA, One Man Painting Exhibition (1993)
`Night Light' Barn Galleries, Ogunquit, ME (1993) Invitational Painting Exhibition
Neville Sargent Gallery, Chicago, IL (1993) One Man Painting Exhibition
Tricentennial 300-Year Exhibition, College of William & Mary, Invitational (1993)
Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL (1994) Group Exhibition
Geeks & Goddesses Exhibition, D'arts Center, Norfolk, VA (1994) Invitational Exhibition
Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1994) One Man Painting Exhibition
Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA (1995) One Man Painting Exhibition
Gallery 500, Elking Park, (Philadelphia) PA (1995) Three-Person Invitational Exhibition
Nancy Moore Gallery, New York, NY (1996) One Man Painting Exhibition
Concetta D Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (1996-2003) Group Painting Exhibitions
Neville Sargent Gallery, Libertyville, IL (1996) Three-Person Painting Exhibition
Nancy Moore Gallery, New York, NY (1997) One Man Painting Exhibition
Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA (1997) One Man Painting Exhibition
Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA (1997) One Man Painting Exhibition
Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA (1999) One Man Painting Exhibition
McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina - Columbia, S.C., Fall 1999 Myth, Memory “Imagination Exhibition,” works from the Julia Norell Collection
Artworks Gallery, Norfolk, VA. 2000 – One Man Painting Exhibition
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Spring 2001 – ‘Southern Exposure’ Exhibition; Selected works from the Julia Norell Collection
Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA (2001) One Man Painting Exhibition
North Dakota Museum of Art, July 26 – Sept. 30, 2001, Grand Forks, N.D., Myth, Memory, ”Imagination Exhibition” Selected works from the Julia Norell Collection.
Mackerel Sky Gallery, E. Lansing, Michigan (2002) – One Man Painting Exhibition
Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA (2003) One Man Exhibition
Artworks Gallery, Norfolk, VA (2004) One Man Painting Exhibition
Reed Gallery, University of Maine, Presque Isle, Maine (2005), 20-Year Retrospective Exhibition — Reviewed in Art in America
Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine (2005), ‘Outside In’ Group Photo Exhibition.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine, Invitational Photo Exhibition (2006)
White Canvas Gallery, Richmond, VA, (2006) One Man Painting Exhibition
Reed Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle, (2007) One-man Photography Exhibition
Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Maine, (2008) “Painters Who Teach” Invitational Exhibition
Reed Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2013, “Revelations:, One-Man Painting Exhibition
Group Shows highlighting the work of Anderson Giles, 2014 - 2018, Concetta D Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Works featured in 35th Season Exhibition, Fall 2017, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine
He is currently represented by the Concetta D Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Carlton Gallery, Banner Elk, North Carolina. He has also enjoyed representation by the Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia, Neville Sargent Gallery, Chicago, the Nancy Moore Gallery, New York City, the Shayne Gallery in Montreal, Canada, Cudahy’s Fine Arts and White Canvas Gallery in Richmond, VA. His paintings hang in hundreds of private collections such as the noted Julia Novell Collection. They also are part of numerous corporate, museum, library and university collections.
Giles has also done a number of large commissioned paintings for such organizations as the Maine Percent for Arts program and the Tinian High School, Tinian Island (Northern Mariana Islands).
He has received over fifty awards for his work including the Virginia Governor's Trophy Award in 1987. Noted art personalities such as Lisa Dennison, former curator at the Guggenheim Museum have bestowed awards on his work. In 1992, Art Critic Ted Wolfe (Christian Science Monitor) selected one of Giles’ paintings to be included in the ‘On the Edge: Forty Years of Maine Painting’ exhibition. As stated in the acceptance letter, this exhibition featured “a selection of the best paintings done in Maine since 1950.” In this show, his paintings hung with artists such as Alex Katz, Andrew Wyeth, Neil Welliver, Richard Estes, Rockwell Kent, Fairfield Porter, Jim Dine, and Robert Motherwell.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Presenter at The Manhattan Project and Tinian, An Educational Symposium, Tinian Dynasty Hotel, CNMI, August 5, 2010
Presenter at Cultures in War International Conference, Saipan World Resort, CNMI, June, 2014
Anderson wrote, directed and produced the award winning two-hour documentary program Thunder From Tinian, an in-depth humanistic examination of events on Tinian Island, in the western Pacific, leading up to and including the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He also wrote, directed and co-produced the 90-minute documentary film titled Echoes From the Apocalypse, which reveals the human drama of A-Bomb survivors and U. S. Atomic Strike veterans as they recall the events of August 1945. Giles has also worked on the production of and been featured in a number of other documentary programs concerning World War II in the Pacific such as Iwo Jima: Memories in Sand and In the Company of Heroes.
Special Lecture and Historical/ Cultural Tour Programs
Due to his expertise in Pacific Island World War II history and island culture, Professor Giles has been asked to lead many tours to a vast number of islands in the Pacific and historic Asian locations. From 2002 to 2008, he served as a historical lecturer and Port lecturer on unique Princess Cruise Lines’ month long trans-pacific voyages, which brought veterans, writers, film makers, etc. to many of the important islands, involved in WW II in the Pacific. Andy also served as Guest Lecturer for Cruise West’s specialized cruises to remote Pacific destinations. He has also served as an Art, Culture and History Lecturer for cruises to Thailand, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and Russia. He continues to lead tours and cruises for Valor Tours LTD to Pacific regions. Giles has spoken at many symposiums and lectured at numerous venues on his World War II Pacific and creative work.
MODERN MAINE ART: THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST
Philip Isaacson / Maine Sunday Telegram / p. C7 / Portland, ME / August 22, 1982
‘A CONVERSATION WITH ANDERSON GILES’
Northern Lights: Studies in Creativity Journal / pp. 29-44 / Editor, Professor Stanley Scott / Published by University of Maine / 1986
ANDERSON GILES -- ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
Art News, p. 141 / New York, NY / February, 1987
`GILES SHOWS PAINTING IN PUREST FORM'
Robert Trotter / Virginia Pilot Ledger Star / p. G10 / Norfolk, VA / March 1, 1987
‘GILES USES LIGHT TO PENETRATE SENSES AND DEFINE ELEMENTS’
Robert Trotter / Virginian Pilot Ledger Star ‘ p. G10 ‘ Norfolk, VA / February 21, 1988
`WHERE EAGLES THINK'
Edgar Allen Beem / Maine Times / pp. 22-27 / Topsham, ME / October 23, 1987
`SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS' HAUNTING PAST LURES UMPI's GILES 20,000 MILES'
Staff / Star-Herald, p. 12 / Presque Isle, ME / October 12, 1988
`PRESQUE ISLE PROFESSOR VISITS ENOLA GAY'S BASE'
Staff / Bangor Daily News, pp. 1 and 8 / Bangor, ME / October 3, 1988
THE COUNTY: A LAND OF PROMISE
Anna McGrath, Donning Co. Publishers, Norfolk, VA (1989) / (ISBN 089865 773 3, 225 page Book) p. 107
`MAINE ART GOES UP IN FLAMES'
Edgar Allen Beem / Maine Times / p. 24 / Topsham, ME / June 21, 1991
`ON THE EDGE: 40 YEARS OF MAINE PAINTING'
Thomas Davis / Ted Wolfe / Published by Maine Coast Artists / Printed by Camden Printing, Camden, ME / 168-page Book/Catalog, pp. 11, 121, 162 / 1992
‘THE ONTOLOGICAL STATUS OF ART AND AROOSTOOK’
Edgar Allen Beem / Maine Times / p. 13 / Topsham, ME / September 28, 1992
`IN GILES, PROFOUND VISION FROM A POWERFUL PAINTER'
CeCe Bullard / Richmond Times Dispatch / p. C-5 / Richmond, VA / March 23, 1993
`GILES' COLORS REACH FOR THE SPIRIT'
CeCe Bullard / Richmond Times Dispatch / p. E51 / Richmond, VA / February 20, 1995
Shoshana Hose / Maine Sunday Telegram / p. G1, 3 / Portland, ME / August 6, 1995
‘ANDERSON GILES’ RECENT PAINTINGS’
Art Now / International Gallery Guide/ p. 38 and Color Plate, p. 29, Nancy Moore Gallery, March 1996 Edition
‘ANDERSON GILES’ RECENT PAINTINGS’
Art Now / International Gallery Guide / p. 29 and Color Plate, p. 45, Nancy Moore Gallery, March 1997 Edition
‘THE PAINTER WHO TELLS TALES’
Marth Mabey / Richmond Times Dispatch / p. E.48 / Richmond, VA / March 4, 1997
‘BREAKING THE MOLD’
Catherine Dorsey / Portfolio Magazine / p. 33 / Norfolk, VA / June 3-9, 1997
`EFFORTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT PRESQUE ISLE ART PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED WITH TELLY AWARD...’ Dale McGarrigle/Bangor Daily News/Front Page, pp. C5-C8, Bangor, ME, April 17, 1998.
‘MAINE, MARIANA ISLAND TOUCH PAINTINGS BY GILES’
Roy Proctor/Richmond Times Dispatch / p. 45, Richmond, VA., February 28, 1999.
‘ MYTH MEMORY AND IMAGINATION’ – Universal Themes in the Life and Culture of the South, Lynn Robertson, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, October 1999, ISBN 0-938983-13-X, 85 page book; p. 72.
"A Spiritual Journey", Catherine Dorsey/Portfolio Magazine / p. 29 / Norfolk, VA / August 22, 2000
"Fresh Phish – UMPI Professor's Exhibit Gives Legendary Concerts New Context", Kristen Andresen / Bangor Daily News / pp. C1 – C2 / Bangor, ME, October 5, 2000
"Mackerel Sky Shows Intense Works by Maine Artist", City Pulse / E. Lansing, Michigan, pgs. 9 & 17, April 10, 2002
"On The Road", 64 Magazine, Art and Culture in Virginia, Issue NO. 1, Vol. 2 – Jan./Feb. 2001, p. 24, Richmond, Virginia
"Anderson Giles And Mark Chatterly at Artworks", Catherine Dorsey/Portfolio Magazine, p. 51, Norfolk, VA, April 27, 2004.
"Fighting Time", Rachel Rice, Bangor Daily News, Feature Front Page Article, November 11, 2004.
"Disappearing Transformation", Public Art and Censorship – Gail Scott, Maine Arts Commission Magazine, pp. 11 – 13, Summer 2005 issue.
"Anderson Giles at The University of Maine Reed Art Gallery", Carl Little, Art In America Magazine, pp. 166-167, April 2006
The Collector's Guide, Volume 30, Fine Art in New Mexico, Spring/Summer 2016, Feature Page/Color Image, Concetta D Gallery
“Does Chicago Hot Dog King Have World War II Japanese Admiral's Gold Tooth?” Chicago Tribune, September 16, 2016, front page article
“The Strange Case of Admiral Yamamoto's Gold Tooth”, Bangor Daily News, September 21, 2016, page C5
“Appraising an Unexpected Discovery”, World War II Magazine, January-February 2017 issue, page 12
”The Gold Tooth”, Echoes Magazine, January-March 2017 edition, pp. 20-23, Page 41 (6 color photos) Echoes Press, Caribou, Maine
“What’s in a picture Section?” DownEast Magazine, August 2017 (color photo), Rockport, Maine
University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus & Community Service
As Director of Galleries from 1992 to 2001, Anderson organized and brought many noteworthy exhibitions and retrospectives to the University of Maine at Presque Isle community. He was in charge of maintaining and exhibiting works from the University art collection, which numbers over 500 pieces. Under his guidance, the Reed Gallery exhibited works by some of the most critically recognized artists working in the U.S. today. Giles also directed the annual Maine Maritime Flatworks Juried Exhibition from which selected artworks were purchased for the University of Maine at Presque Isle collection.
He was instrumental in negotiating the long-term loan of the David Hitchcock collection of contemporary Maine art to the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus. This 350-piece collection has been noted by critics as being one of the finest collections of contemporary Maine art in existence. These works are displayed throughout the campus and were the focus of numerous exhibitions in the Reed Gallery. He regularly conducted tours for various groups and dignitaries who visited the Gallery. He also coordinated visits from many area schools, which brought students to take advantage of the Gallery offerings. Professor Giles was instrumental in bringing the Patrick Dougherty sculptures “OM” and “OT” to the UMPI campus where they were erected on the library lawn in 2002.
In addition to exhibiting his artwork nationally, Anderson did many multimedia presentations across the U.S. on his creative and documentary work concerning World War II in the South Pacific. Archeological research groups, historical societies, veterans groups, colleges, historic preservation groups, libraries, the U.S. military, and researchers have utilized his video programs and research work. The award winning two-hour documentary program, ‘Thunder From Tinian,’ which he wrote, directed and produced has been shown at many venues throughout the U.S. He was active in community service groups such as Artists for Aids Awareness and worked with special art programs for area school groups.
Over the years, Professor Giles served on numerous campus committees and developed many new course offerings. These include Experience of the Arts, Introduction to Video Production, Introduction to Landscape/Figure Watercolor, Special Problems in Fine Art, and upper level courses in painting and photography.
In retirement, he will continue to pursue numerous creative, documentary and travel endeavors.