BIOGRAPHY

Kyle Patnaude is currently based in Portland, Maine as an Assistant Professor at Maine College of Art & Design. He completed his BFA degree in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2006 and in 2012 received an MFA in Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin Madison. 


Embracing a hybrid practice as a sculptor rooted in the rich traditional methods of metalsmithing, the work unites contemporary sculptural forms with the skill and elegance of precious metalworking.


A mid-thirties gay man who grew up in a leather clad Harley Davidson biker family during the 1990’s culture wars, his work explores the coding of objects which rebound a cultural guise of "queerness." These objects examine queer tribalism through precarious paradigms of austerely abject, archival, and mimetic objects.