Born and raised in rural Kansas, Glen Mies spent his early childhood riding in rodeos and first discovered art in the form of comic books. He studied printmaking and also took up painting at Kansas University, where he graduated with a BFA, in 2007. While living in Lawrence, Glen collaborated on numerous murals with his friend, Patrick Egger. He then moved to Portland, ME, where he restored antique textiles, performed in burlesque shows and produced numerous Super-8 films and digital video projects. In 2016, he moved to Kansas City and has since focused primarily on drawing and painting.