American Artist Chisum Miles Justus is native to the Llano Estacado Plains of West Texas, where working the land was a means of living. This would later lend inspiration to the forms present in his work. Chisums’ work has progressively moved further into the third dimension while simultaneously attaining direct references to painting, becoming a self-rhetorical discourse of the two mediums. The properties of paint have become the vehicle for research in his studio; accumulation, layering and the character of the paint drive his practice. Chisum works primarily in a cross-disciplinary mode, producing work that straddles the barriers which typically divide Painting and Sculptural practice.  In 2008 he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. In 2011, he received his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He taught at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Flagler College, St. Augustine during his stay in Florida. He currently works and resides in Lubbock Texas where he teaches Drawing & Design at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas.  The Charles Adams Gallery in Lubbock Arts District carries permanent representation of his work.