Miles Thurlow (b 1975, Colchester, Essex) studied BA Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough College of Art before completing his MFA in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2000. Deciding to stay in the Northeast of England, Miles set up Workplace with another ex Newcastle Fine Art student Paul Moss In 2002, and they opened their first gallery in Gateshead Town Centre beneath the 1960’s Brutalist masterpiece ‘The Get Carter Car Park’ in 2004. Quickly deciding to represent a group of artists from the North East, Workplace grew in parallel to the art fair boom of the early 2000’s and they were soon taking part in prestigious fairs such as Zoo Art Fair, NADA Miami, Art Cologne, Artissima, The Armory Show and Frieze Art Fair to name a few. In 2013 Workplace opened a second gallery in Mayfair London where it ran a programme until 2018 and is currently negotiating a second London space. In 2017 Miles and Paul founded Workplace Foundation, a Charity supporting emerging and under-represented artists based outside of London with a specific focus on the North.
Miles continues to live in the North East of England with a weekly commute to London.