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STATEMENT

Kyle Orlando paints too much. He uses the same imagery obsessively; repetition is self-worth. Orlando's anxiety has super glued itself to American iconography and disguised itself as a fetish. His fetishistic language is translated via recurring symbols that include the likes of, screaming cheetahs; automobiles set ablaze; and self-portraits depicted as cowboys. Painting is medication.

BIO

Kyle Orlando lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is a self-taught artist who works primarily in painting and drawing. In the past, Orlando’s visual language has fluctuated between images of screaming cheetahs; car wrecks; and cowboys. Currently his paintings and drawings mash-up, and intertwine those symbols to create singular works. Orlando’s works feed on personal feelings of anxiety attributed to notions of exclusivity i.e. being on the “outside,” and wondering what it would be like on the “inside.” His works can be seen as some sort of personal catharsis, but his hope is that viewers will garner their own interpretations. 

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Kyle Orlando

b. 1989 New Jersey

lives/works in Jersey City, NJ

 

 

​SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 'Tennis Elbow #103', The Journal Gallery, (June-July), New York NY

2022 Solo Booth (Room), AHAF Taipei, FNG-Art (April-May), Taipei, CN 

​2022 ‘Late Night Rental Hours’, Lorin Gallery (March-April), Los Angeles CA 

 

2020 'Always Nervous', Deep Space Gallery (September), Jersey City NJ

 

​2020 'More Lexapro, Please', Artist's own backyard during quarantine, physically hung, digitally displayed, Jersey City NJ

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 'The Patriot', O'Flaherty's, (July-August), New York, NY

2021 'THE BIG SHOW', My Pet Ram (Nov-Dec), New York, NY

 

2021 'Lost The Plot', The Art Kollective in collaboration w/ Tchotchke Gallery (Nov-Dec), Online (Brooklyn, NY Based)

 

​2021 'Green Exhibition', FNG-Art (Oct), National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Taiwan, CN

 

​2021 'Art Taipei Booth #J04', FNG-Art (Oct), Taipei, CN

 

​2020/21 'The Gigantic Miniature Show', Deep Space Gallery (Dec/Jan), Jersey City, NJ

 

​2019/20 'Subworld Rising' ('you, me and all that stuff we're so scared of'), exploring installations by multiple artists hosted by Mana Contemporary, curated by Mariana Smith, (Nov-Jan.), Mana Contemporary / Mana BSMT, Jersey City, NJ

 

2019 'BSMT CROP' ('with a sawed-off .410 on my lap'), 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

 

RESIDENCIES

 

The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, March 2020/Sept 2022

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

​Saltz, Jerry: “Good morning from..”, Instagram post, December 10, 2018