Kyle Nilan

Chicago, IL


2015 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2009 BFA (Cum Laude), University of Massachusetts Amherst


2016 Here, Cornerstore, Chicago IL

2016 Bad Host, Free Range, Chicago IL

2015 Unknown Conditions: Questions of Maleness, SAIC, Chicago IL

2015 MFA Graduate Show, SAIC, Chicago IL

2015 General Objects, Fjord, Philadelphia PA

2015 General Objects, Ballroom Projects, Chicago IL

2014 Frozen Borderline, Ballroom Projects, Chicago IL

2013 Me Time, Laconia Gallery, Boston MA

2013 Gumption, Gallery Ehva, Provincetown MA

2012 Bricks and Mortar, Arca Archa, Boston MA

2012 Broadside Exhibition, Letterpress Guild of New England, Watertown MA

2012 In Depth, Art Institute of Boston, Cambridge MA

2011 Dots Per Inch, Distillery, Boston MA

2010 Usa La Melaza II, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2009 Sound Change, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

2008 Five College Drawing, Amherst College, Amherst MA

Awards and Grants

2015 Community Associates Grant, SAIC

2009 Thomas Baron Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art

2009 Steketee Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art

Work Experience

2016-present, Exhibition Manager, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago IL

2015-2016, Site Manager, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago IL

2015, Low-Res Fabrication Instructor in Wood and Metal, SAIC, Chicago IL

2015, Teaching Assistant - Twist and Rout (steam bending and router wood techniques), SAIC,

            Chicago IL

2013-2015, Teaching Assistant, Columbus Wood and Metal Shops, SAIC, Chicago IL

2014, Studio Assistant to Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel, Chicago IL

2014, Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Woodworking, SAIC, Chicago IL

2014, Teaching Assistant - Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago IL

2012-2013, Kenyon Woodworking, Boston MA

2010-2012, Union Press Letterpress Printers, Somerville MA

2009-2011, Substitute teacher, Brookline Public, Brookline MA