The Hudson River #1, 2014
Chris Doyle is a multidisciplinary artist who received his BFA from Boston College and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Industrial ruin, debris, and waste are all featured in Doyle’s work, which focuses on societal need for restoration and conservation.
In 2007, 50,000 Beds, a large-scale, collaborative video installation involving 45 artists, was presented simultaneously in Connecticut by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield), ArtSpace (New Haven), and Real Art Ways (Hartford). In July 2014, Doyle’s film "Bright Canyon" transformed Times Square’s electronic billboards into a flourishing canyon of waterfalls and creatures. In 2015, Doyle was also commissioned to produce "The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill's Aquatic Garden" in celebration of Wave Hill's 50th anniversary.
Chris Doyle’s work has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, MASSMoCA, P.S.1 Museum of Art, the Tang Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Taubman Museum of Art, and The Sculpture Center. His animations have also been included in the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center (2008) and the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2005). Doyle has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA, Creative Capital Foundation and the MAP Fund. He received the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize and was named as a Guggenheim Fellow in the discipline of Film and Video.