My paintings are an extension of my life in New York City. I have two ways of seeing–one as a painter in my studio, and the second as a walker in the city viewing urban life and architecture. My art-making process involves painting, collage, print-making, and drawing. I build up my paintings with layers of painted papers and fragments of prints, allowing an open-ended narrative to develop as I work. In my work I take fragments from the real world and re-imagine them in invented urban spaces.
Kyle Gallup grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and received her BFA from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School. She has spent time in France painting watercolor landscapes in and around Aix-en-Provence. During the 1990’s she made prints in Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop. Robert Blackburn requested a print for his collection, which now resides in the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Collection in the Library of Congress. She was invited by founder of Triangle Workshop Sir Anthony Caro to a residency there in 1983 and again in 1991. Kyle Gallup has been in group shows in the United States and her work is in many collections in the US, Canada, Britain, Italy, and South Africa. Kyle Gallup lives and works in New York City.