Biography: Loretta Kyle

Born: Hemmingford, Quebec

Residence: Bonnyville, Alberta

Studies: NAIT 1987-1989, Diploma in Biological Sciences, Laboratory and Research

Exhibitions: Toronto, Ontario 2001 & 2007

                       Bonnyville, Alberta 2002-2003, 2012

                       Athabasca, Alberta 2003-2004

                       Edmonton, Alberta 2004

                       Camrose, Alberta 2005

                       Cochrane, Alberta 2012

                       Front Gallery, Edmonton, May 2006 & 2008

                       Western Show Case, Calgary Stampede, 2009, 2010, 2012

                       Livingston, Montana, September 2009

                       Lloydminster, Alberta, August 2009

Galleries: The Art Gallery of Alberta, Art Rental Shop, Edmonton, AB

                  The Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB

                  Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

                  Art of Man Gallery, Lake Louise, AB

                  Gallery 421, Kelowna, BC

Artist's Statement

     I am all about stone.

     Perhaps I envy its ability to be

     Strong and brittle

     Hard and soft

     Abrasive and silky smooth

     Utilitarian and soulful

     Abundantly ordinary and exotically beautiful

     Oxidizingly dull

     Vibrantly colourful





        I am happiest when I have stone in my hands. I am driven to seek it out, touch it, explore it, carve it. I believe that stone is as essential to our lives as water and air. Stone teaches patience, to think before acting or speaking. Its hardness slows me down, grounds me. Birds represent every human emotion from absolute revulsion to utter awe. I enjoy freeing them from blocks of stone.

        As a medium, the beauty of each stone compels the viewer to look closer. The emotion of the form leads to self exploration which I believe to be the purpose of art. When my sculpture elicits a spontaneous reaction, I know I have used my life well.