Kyle Thurman (*1986, lives and works in New York, New York) is an artist and educator working primarily with painting and sculpture. Thurman currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He received BA degrees in both film studies and visual arts from Columbia University, New York (2009) and an MFA in painting from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2016). From 2011 through 2012, Thurman studied as a guest student at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, in the classes of Christopher Williams and Peter Doig. An installation of drawings from his project Suggested Occupation was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Recent solo shows include Dream Police at CFA, Milan in May 2023, Dream Police at CENTRAL FINE, Miami Beach, in April 2023, and Parade at David Lewis Gallery, New York, in September 2022.

The forthcoming solo show will be held at SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna, in the fall of 2023. Thurman’s Dream Police paintings will be the subject of a forthcoming publication and edition produced in collaboration with General Working Group.

Thurman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, among other institutions.