Julius Lyles

Julius Lyles

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ABOUT JULIUS LYLES
Independent Curatorial Advisor/Artist Consultant/
Professional Artist/Painter/Photographer/Sculptor

Julius Lyles lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University in the discipline of Photography & Sculpture. He is also a recipient of a master’s degree from the University of Akron in Arts Administration. His work has been featured at several galleries all through out Ohio and has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Atlanta, New York and Chicago.

Creating works in Assemblage, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography and Sculpture, Julius Lyles is one of the most innovative multimedium artists exhibiting. His artistic strategy is provocative, innovative, aggressive, colorful, diverse and complex. Lyles has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Founder of the non-profit, LYLESART, Lyles is the executive director of the Cleveland community based organization.

Lyles interest in a critique of social practice, shared economies and the question of objects in relation to political and cultural thought. Lyles readdresses the ongoing struggle for civil rights and many of the works have special iconic significance in relation to particular episodes in recent American history.

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Ayodele

Ayodele
1 out of 24 new mixed media compositions exhibited in Chicago 2017. Presented in a solo exhibition.

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