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Kyle's work fetishizes American iconography. Cars are human, cowboys are boring, and screaming cheetahs are beautiful. Kyle believes painting is a way to purge anxiety and binge self-worth. Shipping pallets and found objects act as canvas stretchers, they’re integral to Kyle's paintings — they operate as dilapidated structures to reflect his ideas about establishment discord, and crashing cultural norms.
Kyle Orlando is an American visual artist who works primarily as a painter. At his emerging state, he can be found using found wooden shipping pallets as frames as well as other found materials that provide a sculptural force to his paintings. Working in a few ongoing subject matters and most recently his screaming cheetah works that are executed in various ways exploring the different paths one image can take, as well as a deeper understanding and connection to the animal itself.
b. 1989 New Jersey
lives and works in Jersey City, NJ
2020 Artist's House, 'more lexapro, please', Artist's own backyard during quarantine, physically hung, digitally displayed, Jersey City, NJ
2019 Mana Contemporary Open House, 'i think i lost it' an open floor solo display, Mana Contemporary, Mana BSMT, Jersey City, NJ
2018 'Brand New Used Cars', a solo showing for the month of February, presented by Bottom Of The Barrel Art, on view February - March 2018 at Alementary Brewing Co, Hackensack, NJ
2019 'Subworld Rising', exploring installations by multiple artists hosted by Mana Contemporary, curated by Mariana Smith, (Nov-Dec.), Mana Contemporary / Mana BSMT, Jersey City, NJ
2019 'BSMT CROP', a group showing of select BSMT artists hosted by Mana Contemporary (Sept.-Oct.), Mana Contemporary / Mana BSMT, Jersey City, NJ
2019 Nine Lives, an online-based group show hosted on Artsy presented by Deep Space Gallery (spring/summer), Artsy.net / Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2019 Mana Contemporary Open House (spring), a group artist exhibition within the Mana Decentralized Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2017 Still Out Here, a group artist exhibition (summer), Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
2015 Let's Make a Movie, a Hurtjohn Circus Showcase Event, Elizabeth, NJ
2015 Red Dot Thursdays, a bi-weekly group exhibition of art and performance presented by Seed Gallery, curated by Gizem Bacaz and Andrew Grimes, Newark, NJ
2014 Red Dot Thursdays, a weekly group exhibition of art and performance presented by Seed Gallery, curated by Gizem Bacaz and Andrew Grimes, Newark, NJ
The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, March 2020
Saltz, Jerry: “Good morning from..”, Instagram post, December 10, 2018
Garfield, Bob, Jon and Homer: "Garfield Solves a Rubik's Cube While Bob, Jon, and Homer Have An Orgy", Zine Presented and Curated By Wizard Skull, Vol 1, Issue 1, February 2017.
VIDEO MEDIA: DOCUMENTED INTERVIEWS
KLANDO - Kyle Orlando, Interview/Documentation/Studio Visit in conjunction with the 'Brand New Used Cars' month-long exhibit to use as a promo/showing an audience a behind the scenes of the artist, Passaic, NJ February 2018. Terrance Chick/Bottom Of The Barrel Art, Passaic, NJ, February 2018. Dir. Ph. Cin. Edt. Terrance Chick.
KLANDO - Kyle Orlando, Interview/Documentation of daily work, Steve Mastorelli/Rob Miceli, Waldwick, NJ, September 15, 2015. Artist Documentary featuring multiple local New Jersey Artists, HD digital media, 35mm film photography, “Together,” Private and Public showings, December 2015. Dir. S.Mastorelli, Ph. Rob Miceli, Cin. S.Mastorelli, S.Collelo.
KLANDO - Kyle Orlando, Interview/Documentation of live exhibition event, Hurtjohn Circus, Elizabeth, NJ, September 30, 2015. Artist Documentary featuring multiple local New Jersey Artists and performers, HD digital media, “Let's Make a Movie,” Private and Public showings, 2015.
Multiple Private Collectors (throughout the following locations):
Private collection of Adam & Leelee Kimmel