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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 seen using found wooden shipping pallets as frames along with other found materials that provide a sculptural force to his paintings. Kyle works in various ongoing subject matters but is always looking for change to advance the work forward. Bouncing around from his screaming cheetahs to car wrecks, cowboys, flower depictions and sometimes interweaving these images into the same painting, you never know what the next image to appear on the canvas might be. He currently lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.
b. 1989 New Jersey
lives and works in Jersey City, NJ
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
2018 'Brand New Used Cars', a solo showing for the month of February, presented by Bottom Of The Barrel Art, Feb/March Alementary Brewing Co, Hackensack, 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
2017 'Still Out Here', a group artist exhibition (summer), Index Art Center, Newark, 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
VIDEO MEDIA: DOCUMENTED INTERVIEWS
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 look at the artist, Passaic, NJ February 2018. Terrance Chick/Bottom Of The Barrel Art, Dir. Ph. Cin. Edt. Terrance Chick.
'Together' - 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.
Multiple Private Collectors (throughout the following locations):
Private collection of Adam & Leelee Kimmel