Kyle A. Chaput (born Salina, KS; lives Hewitt, TX) received a BFA from Fort Hays State University, KS and an MFA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Chaput has exhibited nationally at Brooklyn Gallery, NY; Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; 7th Biennial Footprint International Exhibition, Norwalk, CT; and internationally at Lokarjeva galerija, Ajdovscina, Slovenia; Mini Maxi Print Berlin 2020/2021, Germany; and the Fourth International Printmaking Biennial, Čačak, Serbia; CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Kingston, Australia; Bankside Gallery, London, UK; Museo MIIT, Torino, Italy; and Tivarnella Art gallery, Trieste, Italy. Chaput is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Baylor University, Waco, TX.
Statement from the Artist:
Kyle A. Chaput’s work reveals internal struggles with chronic illness while referencing chaotic, often conflicting aspects of ‘border’ life. These aberrant sites and abandoned still lives reflect a broken condition within an alienated community, the Rio Grande Valley. These manifestations pierce the subconscious and force a continual questioning of sense of place and inner stability.