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Miles Balfour

Freelance Multi-Media Artist


Based in: 

Columbus, Ohio 

Born; 2001



A Bit About Me

My name is Miles and I’m a creator. I was born and raised in the city of Columbus, Ohio and I’m passionate about connecting with the world through sharing perspectives. I use my artistic abilities to find a niche that can best be applied to benefit as much of an audience as I can. My wish is to better my surroundings and leave the world a better place than when I entered it. I’ve been fortunate to have worked within systems and programs that have allowed me to work as a multi-faceted, young, black man that has overcome a lot of isolated struggles and shared my skills on a local, statewide, and even national stage.  Now having established me with feats from publishing a book, partnered with The  Columbus Foundation and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Partnering with organizations such as Blockfort, Easton, as an award-winning artist and community member. From earning the highest achieving award in the Ohio Governor’s art show; A national, Scholastic Gold Key Portfolio Award, and a Twenty under Twenty award from the Mayor and city of Columbus, Ohio. I hope to use these stepping stones to better pivot into a deeper, more narrow niche for myself to find better avenues of even greater impact than I’ve shared already.



Columbus College of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, 2023

Fort Hayes Metropolitan High School

Diploma With Honors & Certification

National Art Society, 2019

Exhibitions & Publications







Huntington UX design competition

1st place winner

Scholastic National Art & Writing Competition 

Gold Key Portfolio Recipient (Juried Exhibition)  

Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery

(group exhibition)

Short North Gallery Hop;

Sean - Christopher Gallery

Awards & Grants

Recipient, CCAD Discovery District Scholarship


Recipient, Ohio College Opportunity Grant


Recipient, Ohio Governor’s Scholarship


Recipient, CCAD-Scholastics Scholarship


Recipient, Central Ohio Scholastics Scholarship


Recipient, Central Ohio watercolor society


Recipient, Rashan Roland Kirk Scholarship


Recipient, IKIC Grant


Recipient, King-Lincoln District CCAD Scholarship

Recipient - Scholastic Art & Writing

Gold Key Portfolio Award


Recipient - Ohio Governor’s Art Show

“Top 25 Art Piece” Recipient


Recipient - the Fort Hayes Career Center, Jack Gibbs  Recipient reward “


Recipient - The Fort Hayes Career Center

“Most outstanding student”


Recipient - The Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2017 & 2018.


Recipient -  “Columbus’s Twenty Under Twenty Award” 2019.

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