Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Chicory Miles moved to New Orleans at the age of fourteen. After receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicory was awarded an internship in the Kohler Arts/Industry residency program. She then moved to San Francisco and began working at the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception as a manager in the Center for Public Exhibition. She received her MFA in Sculpture from California College of Arts. Her work has been exhibited has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including: Ireland, Italy, Austria, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Berkeley, Mobile, and New Orleans. She has also curated exhibitions including Fictional Science, in SoHo, New York and most recently Towards a New Paradigm in Galway, Ireland.