Kyle Herrington (b. 1982) is a curator and mixed media artist originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kyle has been curating professionally for over 13 years, most recently serving as the Director of Exhibitions and Events at the Indianapolis Art Center where he organized and curated over 40 exhibitions. Notable exhibitions include Weave Wars: New Perspectives on Fiber, Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure, and Touchy Subjects: Art, Sex and Humor in partnership with The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

In 2021, Kyle returned to academia; he now lives and works in Kingston, NY while pursuing a graduate degree at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. His current research interests include expanding the queer legacies of Middle America and the Midwest, DIY and Ad-Hocism as world-making methodologies, and the intersection of queer kink and fetish communities with practices of craft and the handmade.

Additionally, Kyle has been a practicing artist since receiving his BFA in painting from Ball State University in 2006. Operating from a midwestern perspective, Kyle’s work explores the liminal spaces of non-metropolitan tension and queerness as sites necessary for interpretation, appreciation, and complication.

Photo: Claire Kim 2022