An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Kyle Gallup.
Kyle Gallup is an American artist. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.
“Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I was surrounded by abundant time, space, and landscape. I had time to dream and draw.
Many summers included family vacations exploring the West. We searched the sky for the first sight of the Rockies on the horizon after hours driving across the Kansas prairie. There were huge, bright sunsets in Montana, vast distances in the high plains of Wyoming, and animate forms in the Utah desert. After studying figure drawing at Washington University and an apprenticeship with a local weaver, I relocated to the west coast of Ireland, where I turned to watercolors to paint the pastoral landscape.
I brought that experience back with me to Carnegie Mellon.There my focus was on figure drawing and painting. I received a BFA from Tufts University and a Diploma in Studio Arts from the Boston Museum School. While living in France, I carried a geological survey map into the countryside surrounding Aix and sought out familiar Cezanne motifs. Each day I painted, working to translated the light and color.
Painting has segued into collage. My collages integrate painting and photography, drawing and printmaking. Temporality is the underlying current throughout all my work. It is anchored in my process and fixed in the final perception of my subject.
I live in New York City with my husband and son.” KG
Other material relating to Kyle Gallup.
Artist website: kylegallup.com
Left Bank Art Blog: Kyle Gallup
Art Orbiter: Kyle Gallup
Buddy of Work: Kyle Gallup
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