Kyle Anger


Kyle Anger believes that our brains, like a sponge, take in all the sensory information that surrounds us and that information comes out in things we do and make whether we are initially aware of it or not. His artwork tries to utilize this stored information by letting it roam free through automatic drawing and his intuitive response to materials. Anger then incorporates more deliberate and aesthetic decisions to tie the fragmented results together. Through this process, Anger seeks to echo how the associative mind can bring together contrasting and conflicting information, visually and materially, binding the condition of internal and external states of experience. Anger found that utilizing a combination of painting, drawing, and collage methods allow for the directness required to achieve this. The individual mark or stroke is something that is important to him, as he wants to leave behind not just an image, but also the history of that image. Due to this, his artwork tends to build up in layers as different ideas and images come to him. Generally, this involves methods of repetition and fixation on certain ideas and forms. The smooth mixes with the rough: the bold with the subtle forming a symbiotic yet disjointed relationship.

Anger was born in Hartford Connecticut in 1985. He received his MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2012 and his BFA in Painting (Summa Cum Laude) from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2015 and has exhibited in various group exhibitions with Group A, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and Radiant Hall. His studio is located in the Radiant Hall in Lawrenceville.