Contact:, 612-702-5849, 883 Linwood Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105









                                  My interdisciplinary practice lives somewhere in the intersection of photography, drawing, painting, and digital processes.                                                                                                 My concerns revolve around imaginary worlds, collective memory, and personal history. 


                                 I begin with a foundation of photography.  I add swaths of color, figurative elements, organic shapes, and lines. I use fragmentation, erasure,

                                 layering, and repetition to create painterly collages printed on paper, vinyl, fabric and projected.  I’m inspired by a wide range of sources

                                 including Minoan paintings, international cinema, everyday visual experience, and unforeseen anomalies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        James Byrne 



Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, Global Groove, international group show

Artistry, Bloomington Arts Center, 45th Annual Members Juried Art Exhibition

Hopkins Center for the Arts, James Byrne: New Works, individual show

PACE Center Gallery, Denver, Alternative Facts: Photography by Any Means

Hopkins Center for the Arts,  Arts North International

D'art Gallery, Denver, Spot On #2, group show 

Zacheta-National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Videotapes: Early Video Art
Vine Arts Center, Minneapolis, Art Inspired by Music
Museum of Art and Design, Miami, The Body Electric
Jimmy Wilson Gallery, Minneapolis, Guest Artist
Hopkins Center for the Arts, member group show
D'art Gallery, Denver, Emerge, juried group show
Divulgarti Gallery, Genoa, Codici d'arte (Art Codes), juried group show  
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Body Electric,
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  San Francisco
Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, Mourning Glory, group show
2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival,  Made in Minnesota Short Films

ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, Video Art,

Work recently acquired for permanent collections: "Scale Drawing", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;  "Live", Chazen Museum of Art, Madison

James Byrne's previous work in video art has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe - more recently at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.  His practice now is entirely focussed on 2D photo drawing digital collage.

Byrne graduated from the University of Minnesota and earned an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He lives in St. Paul.

 Divulgarti, Genoa, Codici d'arte, 2020 
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 Gallery view "Scale Drawing" - Museum of Art and Design, Miami, 2021