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









 I use digital processes to layer and combine drawing, photography and painting to create composite imagery printed on paper, canvas and sometimes projected. 

These collage-like, painterly works fuse several different forms and practices.  Movement, color and narrative are important elements in my work. 

I have no rules or notions of what may be proper.  I’m most excited when I’m surprised by what I’ve made - the image stuns me for a second.  

                                                                                                                                        - James Byrne    


2021 Exhibitions

Hopkins Center for the Arts, James Byrne: New Works, solo exhibition

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, Global Groove

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

Hopkins Center for the Arts,  Arts North International

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

2020 Exhibitions
Zacheta-National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Early American 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  
2019 Exhibitions
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

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. 

 Byrne graduated from the University of Minnesota and earned an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

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