Gardner Cole Miller is a multi-media artist who, as a point of departure, draws upon his experiences growing up between worlds on an American naval base situated on a postcolonial Bahamian out-island.  Works in fibers, ceramics, and mixed-media installation explore translations of culture and interactions among peoples across time and place by interrogating the enduring aftermaths of historical circumstance, material history, and the fluid instability of meaning.  In 2012 Gardner Cole received his BFA, and in 2014 received his MFA from Florida International University.  Currently residing in Sumter, SC, Gardner Cole has exhibited widely across the Southern United States, as well as in San Francisco in 2016.  In 2017 he was awarded the Installation Category Prize at ArtFields in Lake City, SC.