Christine Kyle

In the unpredictable space between certainty and distrust, there exists a challenge for me to have faith in doubt. In a quest for confidence, we categorize things according to classifications that are so culturally ingrained that we neglect in-depth analysis. The process of making and prioritizing the myriad possibilities captivates me and is integral to each finished piece. I strive to define and capture some sense of comprehension while simultaneously challenging assumptions, stretching the boundaries of imagination and reality, and ultimately honoring the messiness of ambiguity.

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 earn 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, including the Lunder Arts Center and the Cambridge Art Association, both in Cambridge; the Kobalt Gallery and Rice Polak Gallery, both in Provincetown; the Holzwasser Gallery at the New Art Center in Newton; and the Cultural Arts Alliance in Hopkinton. Kyle works out of her studio in Waltham, and lives in Cambridge with her husband and dog.

 

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