About

Name

Kevin Lyles

Title

Professor of Art

Department/School

School of Arts and Letters

Email

klyles@rio.edu

Building

Fine Arts Annex

Phone

740-245-7417

Alternate Phone A

740-245-7363

Location

Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

varies by term, posted at office door

Education

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Work Experience

Sunderland Associates, Restorers of Sculpture and Architectural Ornamentation.

Illinois Central College

Bradley University

University of Rio Grande

Biography

Kevin Lyles grew up in Tennessee and Texas. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a BFA in art and then Bradley University in Illinois with an MFA in sculpture. After graduate school he worked for ten years in sculptural restoration repairing monuments and architectural ornamentation across the country. For the past twenty-eight years he has taught art at the University of Rio Grande where he is a full professor.  His work has been shown in over 160 international, national, and regional exhibitions and is in many permanent collections. His sculpture often mixes several media within each piece with the aim of developing a visual story for the viewer. Currently he lives in rural southeast Ohio where he has a timber-frame home and a studio in the woods.

Research Information

Research Interests

Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing

Publications

Publications
  • 100 Artists of the Midwest
  • Sculpture: Technique, Form, and Content
  • Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide To Clay, Glazes, and Electric Kilns
  • Artists’ Homes and Studios

Honors & Awards

Honors
  • Recipient of a Congressional Citation from U.S. House Representative Bill Johnson 2016
  • Recipient of University Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2014
  • Edwin A. Jones Excellence in Teaching Award 2008
  • Listed as one of the top educators in Ohio in Ohio Magazine’s Excellence in Education Issue 2007
  • 2006 Fellow for the Madog Center for Welsh Studies and 2016  co-fellow with Benjy Davies.
  • Numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions.
  • Sculpture in many corporate, public, and private collections.

Interests

Areas of Expertise

Sculpture, Ceramics, Art History, Drawing

Interests

Anything that has to do with creating. Travel, Fly-fishing, Biking

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