J. Casey Doyle is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at the University of Idaho. He received his MFA with an emphasis in Sculpture from The Ohio State University in 2007 where he was a University Fellow. He holds a BFA with emphases in Sculpture and Metals & Jewelry and a BA with emphasis in Spanish from New Mexico State University. In 2014, he received an Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship. He exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. He most recently exhibited a new body of work entitled Hir Play at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO. His art combines interests in craft, sculpture, metals & jewelry, video, gender and the concept of play.
MFA, The Ohio State University, 2007
BFA, New Mexico State University, 2005
emphasi: Sculpture and Metals & Jewelry
BA, New Mexico State University, 2005
Utilizing sculptural strategies, a strong dedication to craft and work ethic, humor, popular culture and my skills as a metalsmith and fiber artist, I maintain a hybrid practice that explores sculpture, craft, and moving image. As an advocate for gay rights, equality, and myself, I create sociopolitical works that question our relationship to gender roles/stereotypes and sexuality. Each of these works begins with a question to society and to myself. I create works that explore the ambiguity of materials, scale, and color, and employ repetition as a form of meditation. I am interested in material limitations, the gendering of materials and processes, and the debunking of craft vs. fine art. I use video as a method of recording intimate performance, my process as a maker of objects, and as a tool for collaboration.