Kyle Loven is a performance and visual artist. His work combines puppetry, projections, objects, sound, and other art forms with the human presence. His live performances (my dear Lewis, Crandal's Bag, Loss Machine, Moon Show 143, Retraces, among others) have been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and other US cities. His work has premiered at venues such as the Guthrie Theater and On the Boards. In addition to his original creations, Kyle has worked most extensively with Michael Sommers and Susan Haas of Open Eye Figure Theatre, but has also performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and The Children's Theatre Company. Kyle is the recipient of grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Awards include a 2011 Spotlight Award from Seattle Magazine and the Innovation in Puppetry Award at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival. He is the creator and host of the lively game night, Me Love BINGO!.
"[Kyle] is an artist who works in live performance in a meta way, moving objects and figures and his own body through space with the sensitivity of a choreographer, thinking about narrative like an experimental theater director, and creates objects and sets like a visual artist." –Lane Czaplinski, On the Boards Artistic Director