In his animation-based practice, Chris Doyle explores aspiration and progress, questioning the foundation of a culture consumed by striving. His narratives feature a world of increasing speed and complexity in which environmental disaster and social inequities continue to generate anxiety of a looming apocalypse.

He has exhibited widely at venues in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, MassMoCA, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Tang Teaching Museum, The Wellin Museum of Art, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Sculpture Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and as part of the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
His temporary and permanent urban projects include commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia, the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Stockholm, Sweden,  as well as for Melbourne, Australia, and Edmonton, Canada; within the U.S., he has received commissions from Culver City, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Tampa, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Austin, Texas; Times Square; and, most recently, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Wave Hill in New York City.

He is the recipient of a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the 2014 Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize. His work has also been supported by grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA, and the MAP Fund.

He received his Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Boston College and his Masters in Architecture from Harvard University.





Hollow and Swell, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
The Fluid, Fulton Street Station, MTA Arts for Transit, New York, NY 
In the Labyrinth, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI 
Presto!, Presented by Converge 45, Portland, OR 
Dreams of Infinite Luster, 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, NC


Recent Animation and Work on Paper, Texas Contemporary, Catharine Clark Gallery, Houston, TX 
Apocalypse Management, RL Window, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, NY
Union, Collaboration with The Louisville Ballet and The Louisville Symphony Orchestra, Louisville, KY


Animations from The Lightening. an outdoor projection at the Miami Project, Dec 1-6, 2015, Miami, FL
The Lightening, 50th Anniversary Project for Wave Hill, Riverdale, New York, April-May, 2015. (cat)
Landscape Fictions, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (cat)


Chris Doyle: Video Work, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
The Fluid, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bright Canyon, Midnight Moment, Times Square, New York, NY  


View from the Train, Permanent public project, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Unfolded, Permanent Installation, 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR


Social Structure II, U.S. Embassy, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Idyllwild, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, September 2012


Rondo, Louisville, Kentucky.  Presented by artwithoutwalls
Waste_Generation, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA February 2011
The Underglow, US Ambassador's Residence, Stockholm Sweden, February 2011
Red Rovers, collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia, PA


Waste_Generation, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY, NY October 2010
Apocalypse Management, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA October 2010
Shower Shade, Permanent Public Project, Police & Fire Training Academy, Austin, Texas
Apocalypse Management, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass. October 2010


Apocalypse Management: Vistas And Details, Taubman Museum Of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
Culver City Currency, Permanent public project, Westfield, Culver City, Ca
Ecstatic City Tampa, Multi-media project + permanent component, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida


Ecstatic City Melbourne, Multi-Media Project, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia


Still And Still Moving, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Moons, Permanent Outdoor Video Installation, Sprint Arena, Kansas City, MO
50,000 Beds, Presented simultaneously at The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Artspace, New Haven, CT; and Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


Vault, Permanent Installation, Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, MO
Recent Video Works, List Visual Art Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA


FLIGHT POWER LOVE TOWER, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY


Dream Of Arcadia, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
We Will Again Be Optimists, Five Channel Video Projection, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY
Loops: Chris Doyle & Jackie Gendel, Voelcker Und Freunde Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
Search Engine, Trahern Gallery + Façade Projection, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN


Do You Like Plain Pleasures?, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Endless Love, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY


In Private, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY


5.5, Untitled House Project, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


Leap, video projection on 2 Columbus Circle + subway car cards, New York, NY
Some Natural History, Installation, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
What I See When I Look At You, facade video projection, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI


When I Grow Up I Want To Be Famous, video installation, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY


Dog Run, outdoor installation at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY


Commutable, installation, Williamsburg Bridge, Public Art Fund, NY




SuperNatural, 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, NC


Digital Nature, Los Angeles Arboretum, Los Angeles, CA

World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY


Wave/Particle, Ronald Feldman Gallery,,New York, NY

Miami Project, Video and Drawings at Catharine Clark Gallery, Miami, FL

Anthems for the Mother Earth Goddess, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Hybridity, 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY


City Limits, City Life, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Waste_Generation, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Film section, Miami, FL.

Waste_Generation, Catharine Clark Gallery, Moving Image Fair, Istanbul, Turkey.

Apocalypse Now, Museum Palatinate Gallery Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Waste_Generation, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

Hybridity, 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, OH


Environmental Impact, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH

Hybridity, 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR


Affinity Atlas, Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. October, 2012. Ian Berry, curator

Tending Toward the Untamed: Artists Respond To The Wild Garden, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, NY, NY

Portraiture Post Facebook, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Collectors of Skies, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, September, 2012. Valerie Rouseau, curator


The Bank And Trust Show, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

Wicked Little Critter, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca


Resurectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

Observant, ISE Foundation, NY, NY

Desire, Blanton Museum Of Art, University Of Texas, Austin

Dancing On The Ceiling, EMPAC, RPI, Troy, NY

You’re Such A Good Sport, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Mo


These Days: Elegies for Modern Times, MassMoca, North Adams, Mass

Labyrinth of Memory, Gallery BWA, Katowice, Poland


Relevé, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Disentangle, Andreas Grimm Gallery, New York, NY


Amass, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St Louis, Mo

Backyard, Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, In

Nexus, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca


I Heart The Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY


Scanners:New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, NY

Wittgenstein in New York, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

NextNextArt, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY


Face Off, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

Open House, Working In Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Closed Universes, Galerija Kontura, Zagreb, Croatia

Art as Autobiography, Rare Gallery, New York, NY

Works on Paper, Voelcker und Freunde Gallerie, Berlin, Germany

Grotto II, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY


How Deep Is Your Love, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

American Dream, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY


Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Heart of Gold, P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Queens, NY

Eyestalk, "Viva I (Franks)" Video Installation, Smack Mellon, March 9, 2002, Brooklyn,NY

Interval, "Natural History II" Video Installation, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY


Crossing the Line, "Motorhome," Outdoor Multimedia Performance, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Crossing the Line, "Gorgeous One Family Detached," Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Another Day on Planet Earth, DeChiara/Stewart, New York, NY


Flock, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

Transfiguration, "Lift," Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

Hybrovideo, "Lessons" Exit Art, New York, NY

PARK4DTV, Amsterdam, Holland



2014 The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize

2014 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowsip

2010 MAP Fund, Collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater

2005 Fellow, McDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (also 2001, 1998, 1996, 1991)

2003 Percent for Art Commission, Glen Oaks Public Schools, Queens, NY

2002 New York State Council for the Arts Grant, Film and Video

2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Multidisciplinary Work

2000 Creative Capital Foundation Grant, Visual Art

1998 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Architecture

1997 Wheelwright Fellowship, Travel Grant from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

1996 Public Art Fund, In the Public Realm, Open Competition



San Jose Museum of Art

21C Museum Hotel

Brooklyn Museum

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Marguilies Collection

The Norton Family Collection

The University of Michigan Museum of Art

The West Collection




1985 Master of Architecture, Degree with Distinction HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Design

1981 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Magna cum laude BOSTON COLLEGE, School of Arts and Sciences