Kyle Ragsdale, a graduate from Baylor University with a BFA in Painting, received his MFA in Painting from Southern Methodist University (SMU). Since then, he has worked as a gallery curator, set designer and adjunct professor. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and has received multiple honors for his work as well as fellowships and residencies. He lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana.
My work is a collection of symbols. Figures, birds, flowers, foliage and envelopes function like text to trigger response and connections. In these paintings, I invite viewers to make their own interpretations and connections with the visual clues in the images. Like moments in time, memories and dreams, the figures and images serve as starters for dialogue with the viewer.
Here are some examples of his work.