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









My interdisciplinary process begins with a foundation of photography, then evolves and grows through incorporating techniques such as drawing, fracture, repetition,

erasure, painterly abstraction and digital collage.  Graphic marks, bold swaths of saturated color, fleeting figurative elements, fish and other organic shapes

populate my digital photo drawings.  I’m inspired by a variety of sources including Minoan paintings, abstract expressionism, European cinema and visual life.

My concerns revolve around imaginary worlds, collective and individual memory, personal heritage, 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

Artoze Gallery, Dubai, A New Start (online juried exhibition)

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,

 James Byrne's previous work in video has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,              

San Francisco; and National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland. His videos are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.   His short films have screened nationally including the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.  His new photo drawings have been exhibited widely.

 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