Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11:00 am
Visual & Performing Arts Center
WCSU, Westside Campus
Kyle Staver is a New York artist originally from Minnesota. She received her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her MFA from Yale University. She is a recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Prize. In 2019, she received the College Art Association Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work.
Staver’s work encompasses paintings, relief sculptures, drawings and prints. They are narrative, employing myths and legends, often with a strong female protagonist. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S. and in NYC at The National Academy Museum, Tibor de Nagy, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Kent Fine Art, and Zurcher Gallery, where she is now represented. In 2019, she had her first solo exhibition in Paris.
Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, NY Observer, Art in America, and Hyperallergic, to name a few. In a review of Staver’s 2020 show at Zurcher Gallery, Dana Gordon wrote, “Staver’s new work is gloriously conceived, magnificently painted, and seriously fun. I can’t remember a group of new paintings this thrilling.” Staver has been a visiting artist at many schools, among them MICA, University of Indiana, Chautauqua, and Vermont Studio Center. She also teaches at The New York Studio School.