Often drawing on a background and interest in engineering and music, my work is approached through a broad range of media. Inquiry is fundamental and observation, relation and comparison are methods – placing elements together, seeking similarity and conversation in unexpected places. The process is active and balances system and pattern with responsive improvisation and indeterminacy, leaving intent in flux. Questions are posed and rarely resolve in answer – the motivation simply to uncover the next site of inquiry and energize the process.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1975, artist/musician Jeremy Boyle received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MFA from The Ohio State University. He was a founding member of the Chicago group Joan of Arc and has performed music (both solo and collaborative) throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. He has exhibited artwork, most of which is sound and technology based, in major cities across the U.S. including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Sacramento, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, Columbus, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. He was awarded the PA Council on the Arts Fellowship in 2003, received the Heinz Creative Heights Award and completed a residency at the Mattress Factory in 2004, and received a Sprout Fund Seed Award in 2005-6. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Deadtech Gallery in Chicago at the Hudson Franklin Gallery in New York City. He was an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 2006-2009 and currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. More information can be found at www.jeremyboyle.com