Contact: byrnefilms@gmail.com, 612-702-5849, 883 Linwood Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

                                       Exhibition Summary

 

2022 

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Official Selection, "Memory of Water", short film

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Pressing Innovations, "Live"

Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Shadow Perspective, Jurors Choice Award, "Side Walk No. 15"

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Arts North International, "In the Shadow of Blue", vinyl,

Gallerium, Migration, international group online exhibition                                                                                                                                                   DeVos Art Museum, 2022 North of the 45th, "Arms Across the Water", vinyl

   

2021

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

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, Global Groove, "Lament", video

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

   https://parkerarts.org/art-gallery-exhibits/james-byrne/

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Arts North International, "Consequences" and "Last Dream", vinyls

D'art Gallery, Denver, Spot On #2, "Reclining", vinyl 

Bloomington Arts Center, Members Juried Art Exhibition, "In the Shadow of Blue", vinyl

2020
Museum of Art and Design, Miami, The Body Electric, "Scale Drawing", video installation
  http://mdcmoad.org/explore/exhibitions.aspx
Zacheta-National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Videotapes: Early Video Art, "Both" and Transluscent", videos
Vine Arts Center, Minneapolis, Art Inspired by Music, group, "Shovels in the Air"
Jimmy Wilson Gallery, Minneapolis, Guest Artist
D'art Gallery, Denver, Emerge, "Consequences"
Divulgarti Gallery, Genoa, Codici d'arte (Art Codes), group, "Memories of Home" 
2019
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Body Electric, "Scale Drawing", video installation 
  https://walkerart.org/calendar/2019/body-electric
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  San Francisco, The Body Electric, "Scale Drawing", video installation 
Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, Mourning Glory, group, "The Five Ways"
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Official Selection, "Things to Say Before Leaving", short film
2018

ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, Video Art, https://zkm.de/de,  "Both", "Tangent",  "Transclucent", videos

 

                           Biography

 

 James Byrne is a visual artist and photographer by nature.  He grew up in a small Minnesota town, Chicago City, and followed his interest in fine art at the University of Minnesota where he earned a B.E.S focussing on studio art and philosophy.  He pursued video art as his first serious medium and holds a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He did additional graduate study at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York where he met, and later worked with, Laurie Anderson, Eiko & Koma, and Trisha Brown, among others. 

 Byrne's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.  His videos are in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg; and Chazen Museum of Art, Madison.  James received visual arts fellowships from McKnight Foundation, Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, MSAB and NEA in support of his art and career.

 His practice now focusses on photo-drawing collage.  At first glance this may seem like a departure, but the common thread between his video art, filmmaking, and now his new vinyls, is they are all camera based and grounded in the digital sphere.

 His current interdisciplinary practice combines photography, drawing, collage, and digital processes to create unique collages commercially printed on vinyl.  He continues to work nonstop in his St. Paul studio and is focussed on building a substantial and impressive body of work in photo-drawing collage.  He has lived in Minneapolis, Chicago, Rochester, NY, New York City, and now calls St. Paul his home with his wife Carol. 

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"SideWalk No. 15",  Jurors Choice Award 2022 
Praxis Photo Arts Center  
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James Byrne  *  byrnefilms@gmail.com  *  612-702-5849

                883 Linwood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105