Art in Embassies – Chris Doyle


Waste_Generation, 2011,

Digital animation on Mac Mini, Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California


Small 320 (320 x 213)
Medium 500 (500 x 333)
Large 2048 (2048 x 1365)

Biography – Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle
Chris Doyle

“My work is an attempt to synthesize dichotomies and blur perceived categories.

I emphasize connection and continuity over particularity and difference. I am interested in re-conceiving distance, psychological, ideological, and physical distance, as connection … Working in the public realm, I strive to construct situations that unite us across cultural distances and economic divides. Employing a wide variety of media and a broad range of scales, I draw, animate, build, and reconfigure.”

Chris Doyle is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to recent solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, his work has been shown at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Taubman Museum of Art, MassMoCA, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tang Museum, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Sculpture Center, and as part of the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. 50,000 Beds, a large-scale, collaborative video installation involving 45 artists was presented simultaneously by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, ArtSpace, New Haven, and Real Art Ways, Hartford. His work has been supported by grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA, the Creative Capital Foundation and the MAP Fund.

His temporary and permanent urban projects include LEAP, presented by Creative Time, Commutable, commissioned by The Public Art Fund, as well as recent commissions for Stockholm, Sweden, Culver City, California, Tampa, Florida, Kansas City, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, Austin, Texas, and Edmonton, Alberta.

He received his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Boston College and his Masters in Architecture from Harvard University.