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

Cynthia Back
Cameron Bailey
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Amy Haney
Cheryl Hochberg
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Charlene Liu
Brooke Molla
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Ali Osborn
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper

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