KYLE Jeffery Hendley

Studio Arts Instructor

Born in 1958 in St. Petersburg Florida, KYLE received his MFA at the University of Cincinnati. He currently maintains a studio in Orlando. He teaches as an adjunct professor of studio arts at Valencia College and as an art historian, humanities, and film historian with Barry University. KYLE shows locally and nationally, he is active with students, local artists, and arts organizations of Central Florida in community based cultural events. KYLE served as Artist-in-Residence at the Maitland Art Center, originally an artist colony. The center is one of a kind Mayan/Aztec fantasy architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To date, KYLE’s exhibition record has included 35 select exhibitions and 20 solo exhibitions locally and nationally. KYLE has shown in Aqua Art Fair, Miami Beach 2019, SCOPE NY 2011, Vistas: Landscapes Interpreted at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries (Miami, FL), Lake Eustis Museum of Art (Lake Eustis, FL), The Deland Museum of Art 2012, Bridge Art Fair/Art Basel Miami, 2009, Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg KS), Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL), 2007, Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA) 2004, Duke University (Durham, NC), 2002, University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts, a Frank Gehry designed building (Toledo, OH), Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR) 2001, Harris House/Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), 2000.

In 1999, KYLE received a public art commission from the City of Orlando to design and produce a metal archway as part of the new Orange County Regional History Center. The archway spans the Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando. In 2016 KYLE was commissioned to construct a large, raised aluminum sculpture for the Maitland SunRail station, as part of the light-rail public transit system in Orlando.

KYLE has been recognized by the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs and United Arts of Central Florida with Grants for Individual Artists. His work has received over 30 awards including 14 Best of Shows, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Distinction in select exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton, FL), the Deland Museum of Art (Deland, FL), the Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN), the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), and the Chattanooga Valley Art Museum (Chattanooga, TN). Other select exhibitions have included Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa, FL), Florida State Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL), Edinboro University (Edinboro, PA), the University of Miami (Miami, FL) and the Museum of the Arts Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).

KYLE is represented by ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in Miami.