Kyle Petty B.A., M.F.A.

Lecturer, Art, Media Arts
Department of Art and Design

B.A., Media Arts, Chester College of New England, Chester, NH
M.F.A., Film and Video, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clara, CA

Kyle J. Petty is an artist who makes still and moving images. His practice is informed by a DIY ethos, a fascination with American image culture, and a deep concern with our collective detachment from the earth. His film work has screened internationally at Visions du Réel, Barents Ecology Film Festival, and Antimatter Media + Art.
Kyle grew up in the Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire, earned a BA from Chester College of New England, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a member of AgX Film Collective, teaches film/video at Montserrat College of Art and Tufts University, and lives in Medford, Massachusetts. Kyle is also an aspiring traditional Irish musician, plays the tin whistle, and is currently learning to play the uilleann pipes aka: Irish bagpipes.