Kyle Stewart

Home: Toronto, ON
Title: Dylan
Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 66 x 56 cm

Artist Statement

Much of what I do is about finding a sense of belonging. It’s about seeing the same surroundings transform from one day to the next as one’s own perspective shifts. The familiar can become strange and distant, but never lacking a sense of hopefulness.


Kyle Stewart was raised in a farm house near St. Thomas, Ontario by artist parents. He attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Growing up in rural settings created an instinctive bond with outdoor life. After many years living and working in the city of Toronto, encounters with nature began to feel somewhat foreign. His ongoing series of oil paintings depict his difficult relationship with nature as seen from an urban perspective. There are organic elements and hints of landscape, but they are often distorted or artificial in appearance; influenced by the experiences of the city. Kyle’s work is often categorized as part of the New Contemporary art scene. His paintings are sold both locally and internationally with a focus on the areas in and around New York and Los Angeles.

Current Employment

2003 to present – Self Employed Artist, Toronto
2011 to present – Illustration instructor, Ryerson University, Toronto

1998 – Bachelor of Arts Degree, Lakehead University

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 – Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2009 – Muse Gallery, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 – “Delusional”, Jonathan LeVine Projects, Jersey City, NJ
2017 – “Five and Under”, Arcadia Gallery, Culver City, CA
2017 – “Painting 2017”, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2017 – “Flourish”, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, AZ, with Thinkspace Gallery
2016 – “Nexus”, curated by Thinkspace Gallery, Brand Library & Art Center, CA
2016 – LAX/ORD, Vertical Gallery, Chicago IL, curated by Thinkspace Gallery
2016 – “The New Vanguard”, by Thinkspace Gallery, Museum of History and Art, Lancaster, CA
2016 – POW! WOW! Hawaii, curated by Thinkspace Gallery, LA
2015 – “LAX/LHR”, Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK, curated by Thinkspace Gallery
2015 – Red Head Gallery, curated by Troy Brooks, Toronto
2015 – “LAX/DTW”, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI, curated by Thinkspace Gallery
2015 – Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA