Kevin Lyles

7816 State Route 141
Gallipolis, OH 45631

PERSONAL

Professor of Sculpture, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH
Date of Birth: September 8, 1957
Work: (740)245-7364 Home: (740)379-2615
Married to Robin, four children; Seth, Rachael, Alex and Emma

EDUCATION

1982 Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA), Bradley University , Peoria, IL
1979 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA), Abilene Christian University, Abilene,TX

SOME SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • The City of Milwaukee River Walk and Sculpture Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • The Snowshoe Institute Sculpture Exhibition, Snowshoe, WVA
  • One person exhibition and visiting sculptor West Virginia University, Morgantown, WVA
  • The 2000 Navy Pier Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitio, Chicago, IL
  • Permanent Collection, “Grounds for Sculpture” Sculpture Garden, Hamilton, NJ
  • 1999 River Walk Sculpture Exhibition, Checkered Raven Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
  • The 1998 Navy Pier Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL
  • The Rio Grande Outdoor Sculpture Park, University of Rio Grande Campus, Rio Grande, OH
  • 1997 River Walk Sculpture Exhibition, Checkered Raven Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
  • The 1997 Tennessee River Sculpture Garden Walk, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Best of Show, The Cream of the Crop National Competition, Portsmouth Art Center, Portsmouth, OH
  • ”New American Dwellings”, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
  • “Illinois Sculptors Invitational” , Waterfront Galleries, Peoria, IL
  • “Illinois Regional Competition”, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL (best of show, sculpture)
  • “23rd Annual Del Mar National Small Sculpture and Drawing Competition”, Corpus Christi, TX
  • “LaGrange National XII Small Sculpture and Drawing Competition”, LaGrange, GA
  • “27th Annul Ball State National Small Sculpture and Drawing Competition”, Ball State University
  • Muncie, IN (two Works)
  • “Galex XVI National Competition”, Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Galesburg, IL

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“My work is molded by a myriad of influences. More often than not I am inspired by things I see in nature. Often inherent in nature are patterns, contrasts, textures, and contradictions. When creating sculpture I combine these natural properties with the elements and principles of design to create work that both interests and challenges me.”