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Published: February 2015

“I am trying to harness the restlessness for the good,” Brooklyn-based artist Chris Doyle told the arts podcast Bad at Sports recently, explaining why he frequently switches among media. On April 24, the Boston College Arts Council will honor the digital animator/ large-scale watercolorist/ sculptor with its 2015 Alumni Award, during the University’s three-day Arts Festival.

The former biology major—who also earned a master’s in architecture from Harvard University—has had solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Tang Teaching Museum, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. In 2014 he received a Guggenheim fellowship in creative arts.

Doyle’s numerous public installations include Social Structure II, a latticed cedar sculpture for the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on which he collaborated with local artists; Showershade, an outdoor pavilion in Austin, Texas, with a metal corrugated roof he calls “a nod to Renaissance and Baroque ceiling frescos and digital animation”; and the animated Bright Canyon, which was projected on 15 jumbotrons simultaneously in New York City’s Times Square every night, July 1–31, 2014, for a “Midnight Moment.”

This feature was posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and is filed under Research.