Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His recent work explores the cultural construction of landscape. He has exhibited widely at venues in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, MassMoCA, The McNay Art Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Tang Teaching Museum, The Wellin Museum of Art, Sculpture Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and as part of the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

His temporary and permanent urban projects include commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as for Melbourne, Australia, and Edmonton, Canada. Within the U.S., he has received commissions from Culver City, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Tampa, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Austin, Texas; and, most recently, for Times Square in New York City. Upcoming projects include The Lightening, a project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Wave Hill.

He is the recipient of a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the 2014 Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize. His work has also been supported by grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA, and the MAP Fund.


Master of Architecture, Degree with Distinction,
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Magna cum laude,
Boston College, School of Arts and Sciences


The Lightening, 50th Anniversary project for Wave Hill, The Bronx, NY

Chris Doyle: Video Work, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
The Fluid, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bright Canyon, Midnight Moment, Times Square, New York, NY

View from the Train, permanent public project, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Unfolded, permanent installation, 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR

Idyllwild, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Social Structure II, U.S. Embassy, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Waste Course of Empire, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Rondo, presented by Artwithoutwalls, Louisville, KY
Waste_Generation, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Underglow, U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Stockholm, Sweden
Red Rovers, a collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, PA
Commission, U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Stockholm, Sweden

Waste_Generation, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Apocalypse Management (telling about being one being living), Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Shower Shed, permanent Percent for Art project, Police and Fire Training Academy, Austin, TX
Apocalypse Management, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

Apocalypse Management: Vistas and Details, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
Culver City Currency, permanent public project, Westfield, Culver City, CA
Town Clock, façade projection, Blue Hill, ME
Ecstatic City Tampa, permanent multi-media project, Tampa, FL

Ecstatic City Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Still and Still Moving, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Moons, permanent outdoor installation, Sprint Arena, Kansas City, MO
50,000 Beds, three-part video installation, presented simultaneously at
The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Artspace, New Haven, CT, and Real
Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Recent Video Works, List Visual Art Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Vault, permanent installation, Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, MO

Flight Power Love Tower, Jessica Murray Projects, New York , NY

Dream of Arcadia, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
We Will Again Be Optimists, 5 channel video projection, 48 Wall Street, NY
Loops: Chris Doyle & Jackie Gendel, Voelcker und Freunde Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
Search Engine, Trahern Gallery + façade projection, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN

Do You Like Plain Pleasures?, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Endless Love, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
Field Trips, permanent installation, High School for Teaching, Queens, NY

In Private, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

5.5, “Untitled House Project,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

LEAP, video projection, subway car cards, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY
What I See When I Look At You, façade video projection, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Some Natural History, Installation, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

When I Grow Up I Want To Be Famous, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Dog Run, outdoor installation at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Commutable, installation, Manhattan entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, Public Art Fund, NY


World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Anthems for the Mother Earth Goddess, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Wave/Particle, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
Hybridity, 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY

Waste_Generation, Art Basel Miami Beach Film Section, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
City Limits, City Life, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Waste_Generation, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

Environmental Impact, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Hybridity, 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR

Affinity Atlas, Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Tending Toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, NY
ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Vallery, San Jose, CA
Portraiture Post Facebook, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Collectors of Skies, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Red Rovers, collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia, PA
The Bank and Trust Show, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY
Wicked Little Critter, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Art Forum Berlin, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Dancing on the Ceiling, EMPAC, RPI, Troy, NY

Labyrinth of Memory, Gallery BWA, Katowice, Poland
These Days: Elegies for Modern Times, MassMoca, North Adams, MA

Relevé, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Disentangle, Andreas Grimm Gallery, New York, NY

Amass, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St Louis, MO
Backyard, Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Nexus, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

I Heart the Burbs, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Scanners: New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Wittgenstein in New York, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
NextNextArt, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Face Off, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Closed Universes, Galerija Kontura, Zagreb, Croatia
Art as Autobiography, Rare Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Voelcker und Freunde Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
Grotto II, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

How Deep is Your Love, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
American Dream, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Heart of Gold, P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Queens, NY
Eyestalk, “Viva I (Franks)” Video Installation, Smack Mellon, March 9, Brooklyn, NY

Crossing the Line, “Motorhome,” Outdoor Multimedia Performance, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Crossing the Line, “Gorgeous One Family Detached,” Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Interval, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
Another Day on Planet Earth, DeChiara/Stewart, New York, NY

Flock, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

Lift, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
Hybrovideo, “Lessons” Exit Art, New York, NY/PARK4DTV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Borusan Contemporary Art Prize
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

MAP Fund, Collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater

Fellow, McDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, (also 2001, 1998, 1996, 1991)

Percent for Art Commission, Glen Oaks Public Schools, Queens, NY

New York State Council for the Arts Grant, Film and Video

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Multidisciplinary Work

Creative Capital Foundation Grant, Visual Art

Wheelwright Fellowship, Travel Grant from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Public Art Fund, In the Public Realm, Open Competition


Zuschlad, Christoph, "Chris Doyle," in Apocalypse Now! Edited by Heinz Höfchen, Kirsten Limberg and Christoph Maria, 60-61. Kaiserslautern: Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern.

Curiel, Jonathan, "Chris Doyle: The Fluid," SF Weekly, September.
Chun, Kimberly, "Artist's New Work Awash in Watery Images," SF Gate, September.

Morris, Barbara, "Chris Doyle," Art Ltd, July.

Levin, Kim, “Talking Trash”, Artnews, June.
Knight, Christopher, “Art review: Chris Doyle at Sam Lee Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, March 17.
“Chris Doyle: Waste_Generation”, ArtweekLA, February 21.

Janairo, Michael, "Dancing on the Ceiling," Albany Times Union, March 25.
Goepfert, Bob, "Heavy Concepts Abound in 'Dancing on the Ceiling” at EMPAC, Troy Record, March 25.

Mitchell, John, At MoCA, “Yesterday’s Coming Back Tomorrow,” North Adams Transcript, April 10.
Mitchell, John, “The Bright Side of the End of the World,” North Adams Transcript, April 3.
Bonenti, Charles, “Lamentations For Our Times,” Berkshire Eagle, April 3.
Voeller, Megan, “Lights Fantastic,” Creative Loafing, Jan 7.
Bennett, Lennie, “Art Shines On Tampa,” St. Petersburg Times, Jan 6.

Maine, Stephen, “Live-Work Options," Art in America, October.
Freeman-Green, Suzy, “Freeze Frame As Big Men Fly,” Age Online, A2, Oct 4.
Dwyer, Michael, “Sensory Stimulation," Age Online, Oct 3.
Gill, Harbant, “The Pitter-patter of Tiny People,” Herald Sun Extra, Sept 2.
Doyle, Chris “Creative Capital,” APT Insight, Winter.

Thorson, Alice "Sprint Centers 'The Moons’ Will Be Unveiled Wednesday,"Kansas City Star, Oct.
O'Shaughnessy, Tracey “Three Connecticut museums + 45 hotel rooms + 1 master artist = '50,000 Beds',” Republican American, Aug 26.
Brune, Adrian "Behind Closed Doors," Hartford Courant, July 22.
Gengo, Lorraine "In Bed Together," New Haven Advocate, July 18 .
Doherty, Donna "Bedtime," New Haven Register, July 14.
Yablonksy, Linda "Hotel Rooms Become Overnight Stars," New York Times, July 8.
Taylor, Kate “Art (and Marketing) In the Age of YouTube,” New York Sun, June 13.
LaMotta, Lisa “It Sure Beats the NEA,” Fast Company, April.

Antrim, Taylor "Spellbound," Vogue, Oct.
Thorson, Alice "Shield Us From Wrongheaded Politicians," Kansas City Star, Oct 8.
Horsley, Lynn "Taking the Leap into the Art World," Kansas City Star, Sept 29.
Horsely, Lynn "If You Can Bounce, You Could Be Flying," Kansas City Star, Sept 23.
Barton, Eric "Angry Artist," Pitch, Sept 21.
Boothe, Stephanie "County Staff Becomes Art," Examiner, Sept 14.
Thorson, Alice "’Fresco’ Celebrates Everyday People," Kansas City Star, Sept 3.
Editors, “His Videos Take Flight,” Boston Globe, April.
Horsley, Lynn, “Let The Art Debate Start,” Kansas City Star, February 9.
Editors, “Art In The Public Eye,” Kansas City Star, Feb 10.

Johnson, Ken “Flight Power Love Tower,” New York Times, Nov 4.
Editors, “Flight Power Love Tower,” New Yorker, Nov 7.

Yablonsky, Linda, “What’s So Funny About Contemporary Art,” Artnews, Sept Freedman, Susan K. et al., Eds., PLOP: Recent Projects of the Public Art Fund.
Christiane Meixner, “Frische Malerei aus Manhattan,” Morgenpost, May 18.
Maddox, David, “Critics Pick: Chris Doyle,” Nashville Scene, March 11.

Sholis, Brian, “Chris Doyle: Do You Like Plain Pleasures?,” Flash Art, Nov/Dec.
Sorokina, Elena, "Williamsburg–das New Yorker Galerienwunder," Junge
, Nr.56, Fall, pp.22-27 (illus.).

Shaw, Lytle, “Chris Doyle: In Private,” Time Out New York, March 7.

Smith, Roberta, “Funky Digs With Lots of Space...,” The New York Times, Sept 28.
Takahashi, Corey, “Art Finds Its Center”, Newsday, Sept 28.
Dover, Caitlin, “Technology Has Entered Fully Into The Realm Of Public Art...,” Print, July/Aug.

Hakanson Colby, “Joy, Video Invasion,”