Giles Lester trained for three years at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2014 Giles was judged the best newcomer of the year and consequently won the Talos Award in Face 2014 (The Society of Portrait Sculptors 51st Annual Exhibition).
He was a finalist in the Founder’s Sculpture prize and commended for the Tiranti Prize at Face 2015. He has taught at The Art Academy and LARA. Giles continues to live and work in London.