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Kyle Highsmith

Kyle Highsmith was born in Greenville, NC, and received a B.S. degree from N.C. State University's College of Design. He quickly put down his architect pencil and has been devoted to painting full time for over twenty-five years. Kyle paints en plein air as well as in his studio; he has traveled throughout Europe and the United States capturing the light of that perfect destination. His use of vivid color results in bold canvases that express energy and joy for life. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Greenville Museum of Art.


Selected Corporate and Institutional Collections


North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
IBM, Cary, NC

Glaxo Pharmaceuticals Research, RTP, NC

Duke University, Durham, NC

Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC

Wachovia Bank, Raleigh, NC
Nations Bank, Raleigh, NC

Centura Bank, Rocky Mount, NC

Previous Exhibitions at City Art Gallery
The Best of Places, 2017
The Survivor, 2015
Where Do You Like to Go? 2013
The Good Life, 2012
Past to Present: Celebrating Eastern North Carolina, 2010
Out and About, 2005
Happier Than Ever, 2001
Just East of Here, 1999