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Kyle Chaput

Kyle Chaput

Profile Location
Hewitt , TX

Kyle A. Chaput was born and raised in Salina, Kansas which lies in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. After receiving a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Drawing from Fort Hays State University, he earned an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. It was there that Kyle had the rare opportunity to study and teach Color Theory with Bruno Andrade, who was taught the Albers’ tradition and methods in graduate school by two of Josef Albers’ students, Vincent Castagnacci and Si Sillman. This unique opportunity brought about a newfound appreciation for the importance of the elements of art and their role throughout the creative process. Chaput, an Assistant Professor, joined the faculty at Baylor University in 2018. His work has been exhibited in numerous drawing and printmaking juried exhibitions, most recently in Trieste and Torino, Italy; Adjovscina, Slovenia; Kingston, Australia; and London, England.

Artist Statement

My continued research explores the many facets of communal identity along the Rio Grande Valley, an increasingly misrepresented international border which remains an entity unto itself, with both nations’ disavowing it. What interests me are personal and collective movement through public spaces and its implications on the physical and social experience of this isolated region. My printed work conveys a sense of excommunication to which people often relate to, while also referencing my own internal struggles with Crohn’s Disease. The abandoned forms reflect a broken condition within the alienated Rio Grande Valley community. Manifestations of these tethered vessels tend to pierce through subconscious thoughts, forcing me to continually question my sense of place and inner stability.

Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Joanna Anos
Cameron Bailey
Diana Behl
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Chandler Brutscher
Hunter Bryan
Anne Burton
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Julian Davies
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Colin Gillespie
Jean Gumpper
Amy Haney
Melissa Harshman
Cheryl Hochberg
David Johnson
Nina Jordan
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Jun Lee
Charlene Liu
Jennifer Martin
KyeongAh Min
Brooke Molla
Steven Munoz
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Bonnie OConnell
Ali Osborn
Jager Palad
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Piotr Stachlewski
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Catherine Wild
Josh Winkler
Una Scott
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper

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