To challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and honor the messiness of nuance is the focus of my work. Things are not what they seem to be. I explore the play of movement and tension between image, form, line and space — to blur these distinctions is to challenge the viewers’ assumptions about the drawn line and the sculptural edge, the 2D and the 3D image.
As a child, Christine Kyle was often absorbed in creative reveries. Fortunately, the Waldorf high school she attended encouraged and nurtured her artistic talents. As a sociology major in college, Kyle continued to be drawn to art, taking enough art classes to enable her to add art as a second major.
After teaching art and life studies at an alternative high school for five years, Kyle enrolled in a graphic design program, and worked in the field for fifteen years. All the while, she maintained a dedicated studio practice, steadily creating work, and experimenting with a wide array of media.
In 2006, Kyle earned an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design and has since focused solely on her artistic pursuits. Her work has been exhibited widely at venues throughout Massachusetts and in Rhode Island, including the Kolbalt Gallery and Rice Polak Gallery, both in Provincetown, the Holzwasser Gallery in Newton, the Cultural Arts Alliance in Hopkinton, the Cambridge Art Association and the Lunder Arts Center, both in Cambridge, and the Wheeler Gallery in Providence.
Kyle works out of her studio in Waltham and lives in Cambridge with her husband and dog.