Sharon Kyle is an American multi-disciplinary artist working in assemblage, mixed media, encaustic, painting on panel, works on paper, sculpture and site-specific installation. Sharon Kyle often incorporates in her work found “ordinary” objects of rusted metal, wood, paper and cloth, and utilizes industrial materials such as concrete, asphalt and insulation foam. With mastery of technique and material, Kyle’s work combines the subversive with a concern for formal value; transformative work that is elegant and assured. In her compelling compositions, the discarded becomes transcendent; what is old, distressed, and rusted is elevated as symbolic artifact. In all of Sharon Kyle’s work materiality and process is a vehicle for provocative statements on aging, gender, and cultural values.
Sharon Kyle is known for her use of texture and materials. These works explore the basic elements of change in our life.
Sharon grew up in an industrial area close to Houston. She worked in commercial real estate for several years before attending the art program at New York University. Sharon received her BS in art education in 1996 and since then she has worked in educational sales as well as has shown in a variety of institutions and has participated in artist residencies at Virginia Center for the Arts and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming.
Sharon shares her time between Houston and the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.