Kyle Richer

Art + Design: Illustration

Kyle Richer portrait

Biography

Kyle Richer is a graphic designer and illustrator, born and raised in Rhode Island. Using graphic design, illustration, and photography, Kyle strives to combine the three to not only convey important information and messages, but also to explore and reimagine narratives of the mundane that are often overlooked. Heavily influenced by found objects, textures, and vintage ephemera, Kyle's work often meets at the intersection of the past and present. He loves to juxtapose nostalgic imagery with the processes of the digital age to create visual experiences that are both universal in medium, and unique in presentation. His work has been shown in several exhibitions across New England as well as recognized by the Society of Illustrators.

Statement

On Craigslist, there is a page titled Missed Connections. This is an online space for people to write to someone they have interacted with, but have since parted ways and feel as though they missed an opportunity at a meaningful connection.  These romantic yet anonymous love letters are sometimes short and pretty blunt, but can also be filled with emotional detail that help humanize an otherwise shallow internet narrative. This project combines my love for mundane story telling with my passion for digital collage illustration.

Contact

Email: Kricher97@gmail.com
Website: Kylericher.com
Instagram: @kyle.richer

Intimacy, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 14x22”
Intimacy, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 14" x 22”
Billiards, 2019, digital illustration, 10”x16”
Billiards, 2019, digital illustration, 10” x 16”
Hair, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 11”x22”
Hair, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 11” x 22”
Passing By, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 14”x22”
Passing By, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 14” x 22”
Sushi by the Window, 2019, digital illustration, 8”x20”
Sushi by the Window, 2019, digital illustration, 8” x 20”
Denim Jackets, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 11”x22”
Denim Jackets, 2019, digital illustration and collage, 11” x 22”

 

Soapy, 2019, digital illustration, 14x22”
Soapy, 2019, digital illustration, 14" x 22”

Slideshow

  1. 3 Way #1, 2020, collage and digital illustration, 11” x 14”
  2. 3 Way #2, 2020, collage and digital illustration, 11” x 14” 
  3. 3 Way #3, 2020, collage and digital illustration, 11” x 14”


College of Visual Performing Arts, Degree Type BFA, Gallery Campus Gallery, Gallery Exhibitions