Chick Byrne Couched in Riddles, 2022 Acrylic on canvas, 90” X 72”

Project Room No. 4: Chick Byrne

Artist Statement

My work imagines the body outside of our three-dimensional paradigm. We exist as more than just a body with a mind, but as divine beings of energy and light. The links between each of us are multi-folding.

Canvases are unstretched and painted to the edge to emphasize an interwoven material reality that remains flexible. The works allow us to explore duality: being strong while being undefined, being vulnerable while unafraid. It recognizes that we are all infinitely complex and aims to inspire empathy when faced with different perspectives and our own internal contradictions.

Chick Byrne, BCA Studio Resident


Opening Reception

Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 6–9pm
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During the combined public reception for both Project Room No.4: Chick Byrne and Cedric Harper: ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE | Curated by Carol Moses, we hope you’ll also take the opportunity to visit the BCA Artist Studios Building and see what BCA studio residents have been working on!

The BCA Artist Studios Building will be open from 5:30–8pm. Explore the four floors next door to the Mills Gallery meet the talented BCA studio residents who develop their art practices in the historic space. Since there has been some buzz about BCA’s newest space for movement artists, we also invite you to come see Studio 414 and chat with Andrea Blesso, Director of Dance & Interdisciplinary Arts at BCA!

About The Artist

Chick Byrne

Boston is my hometown. I graduated from Denison University in 2009 with a BFA in studio art. My work has been seen in literary and art journals including Interior Design Magazine. I was invited to participate in a group show at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Art Gaysel during Miami Art Week 2021. Currently you can see my work at Treadwell Gallery in Provincetown, MA and at the BCA in studio 302.

Chick has been a BCA Studio Resident since 2022.