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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 lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is a self-taught artist who works primarily in painting and drawing. His most recent works are combines of found objects, canvas, and discarded wooden pallets. 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. 




Kyle Orlando

b. 1989 New Jersey

lives/works in Jersey City, NJ




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

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


2018 'Brand New Used Cars', (February) presented by Bottom Of The Barrel Art, Alementary Brewing Co, Hackensack NJ



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), / 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






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




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