Kyle Morland was born in Johannesburg and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town (UCT) (Cape Town, South Africa: 2009), Morland has since gone on to feature in numerous local and international exhibitions.
Through the manipulation of materials, Morland’s sculptures address issues of subjectivity and social representation, expressing a fascination with spatial relations. The scale of his sculptural work often compels viewers to measure themselves against the work.
The sculptures speak of a playful engagement with contrasting notions of form, scale, weight and context. Sometimes Morland uses the offcuts of his sculptures to make new work, re-evaluating the use of commonly discarded items and considering their context.
Noteworthy solo exhibitions include Assemble (2016), Node (2015) and Falsework (2011) which were held at Blank Projects in Cape Town, South Africa. Morland’s work was featured as part of Cape Town Art Fair’s special project, Tomorrows/Today (Cape Town, South Africa: 2016), curated by Ruth Simbao and Azu Nwagbogu. He has also featured in the following exhibition; Bootleg Triennial (Atlantic House: 2016). Winter Sculpture Fair at the Nirox Foundation (Johannesburg: 2015); Flag New York City at Performa 13 (New York: 2013) and Working Title at Goodman Gallery (Cape Town: 2012). In 2009, Morland received the Michaelis Merit Award and in 2007, was the recipient of the Irma Stern Award.